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Digital Payments: Government Fintech Solutions in Action

Digital Payments: Government Fintech Solutions in Action

The digitization of payments is a necessary stepping stone in hauling anti-corruption systems into the 21st century. By leveraging payment data and advanced analytics, governments could save up to $1 trillion worldwide.

via World Economic Forum

Global Trade War is Driven by Technology Innovation

Global Trade War is Driven by Tech Innovation

Over the period 2012-2016, Goldman Sachs estimates that total AI investment in the U.S. were about $18 billion, compared with only $2 billion in China — big advantage to America. But by 2020 China intends to invest about $150 billion in AI — looming enormous advantage to China.

via Knowledge@Wharton

Blockchain Removes Agencies from Digital Advertising

Blockchain Removes Agencies from Digital Advertising

eMarketer estimates that 82.5 percent of U.S. digital display advertising spending will be transacted programmatically this year. Of all that programmatic spending, only a little more than half actually ends up paying for media.

via eMarketer

Robotic Collaboration with Humans in Timber Construction

Robotic Collaboration in Timber Construction

Digitalization has found its way into timber construction, with entire elements already being fabricated by computer-aided systems. The raw material is cut to size by the machines, but in most cases it still has to be manually assembled to create a plane frame.

via ETH Zurich

How Cryptocurrencies Challenge the Status Quo

How Cryptocurrencies Challenge the Status Quo

What are the main arguments against cryptocurrencies? The official sector seems to be suggesting that no currency other than those issued by a government entity – typically the central bank – can be trusted and therefore can be true money.

via CEPR

Exploring the Facebook Data Harvesting Fiasco

Exploring the Facebook Data Harvesting Fiasco

Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica, according to a new whistleblower.

via The Guardian

Are You Ready for the Third Digital Revolution?

Are You Ready for the Third Digital Revolution?

The first two digital revolutions — computing and communications — transformed society. Now comes the third, which is fabrication, argues the new book, Designing Reality.

via Knowledge@Wharton