Democratization of Advanced Technologies: Building AI That Can Build AI [Curated Content]

November 7, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, who invest millions in attracting and retaining scarce talent, are looking for automated ways to deal with a shortage of AI experts. In that search, they are developing intelligent machines that can replicate themselves to perform

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution [Video]

November 6, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

In one of the Talk with GS series, Robert Smith, Founder of Vista Equity Partners, discusses software’s transformational impact on the economy and how digitization continues to disrupt entire industries – from insurance to financial services, auto and beyond. Talks

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The Bright Future of AI: Favored by CIOs Over Blockchain, as It Shows Positive ROI in Real-World Applications [Curated Content]

November 3, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Revolutionary technology is rarely spoken of in terms of real-world returns. Rather, it is heralded for the opportunities/possibilities it opens for businesses that can perfect it in business cases and leverage for higher returns. One of those technologies – AI

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FinTech is Not a Threat to Banks. Telcos, WhatsApps, & Amazons of the World Are [Curated Content]

November 2, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

As of July 2017, WhatsApp counted 1.3 billion active monthly users. To put things into perspective, imagine that the whole population of India or China is active on WhatsApp every month. WhatsApp is a well-known heavyweight in mobile communications, and

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Creating the Decentralized Connectivity Layer [Video]

November 2, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Daniela Perdomo, Co-founder & CEO of goTenna (a company that builds next-generation wireless architecture that enables low-power, low-cost, easily reconfigurable, resilient communication from the bottom-up), questions the concept of connectivity, envisioning communities where our smartphones can become self-sufficient connectivity nodes to

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87% of Consumers Prioritize Convenience Over Security When it Comes to FinServ [Curated Content]

November 1, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Brandwatch, in collaboration with Twitter, just released the results of a very curious study analyzing billions of conversations one of the most vibrant social media channels. “6,000 Tweets are posted every second. That’s 6,000 views, opinions, ideas, complaints, stories, compliments.

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Quantifying Decentralization: Bitcoin vs. Ethereum [Video]

October 30, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Can we actually quantify decentralization? Balaji Srinivasan, CEO & Co-founder of 21.co, a company that allows you to replace your public email with an inbox that pays you, makes an attempt to quantify the distribution of value in decentralized systems.

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Amazon – The Horseman of the E-Pocalypse [Curated Content]

October 27, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Amazon is nothing short of a modern business wonder – the company is aggressively entering industries with no limit in sight. Amazon started off selling books out of Bezos’ garage and is now the largest online retailer in the world

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The Open APIs Season [Curated Content]

October 26, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

“Banks must actively embrace the move to open APIs in order to secure their role and position in the new ecosystem of financial services and payments. Achieving this will require banks to develop a clear vision of their future, and

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Mission-Driven FinTech: Partnering for Purpose [Video]

October 26, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman believes that new partnerships across the financial ecosystem are the key element to building an inclusive economy around the world. In this presentation, Dan shares his thoughts on why fostering economic opportunity for every person and

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