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The 4 Dimensions of Digital Trust, Charted Across 42 Countries

@machinelearnbot

The year 2018 is barely underway and, already, digital trust initiatives have captured headlines. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has said his platform will de-prioritize third-party publisher content to keep users focused on more "meaningful" posts from family and friends. Google has led off the new year by blocking websites that mask their country of origin from showing up on Google News. And the European Union's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect every organization around the world that handles personal data for EU residents. The regulations will also, no doubt, inform data protection laws and corporate trust-building strategies elsewhere.


10 imperatives for Europe in the age of AI and automation

#artificialintelligence

Europe, while making progress, is behind the US and China in capturing the opportunities of artificial intelligence and automation. Digitization is everywhere, but adoption is uneven across companies, sectors, and economies, and the leaders are capturing most of the benefits. Accelerating progress in AI and automation now bring further opportunities for users, businesses, and the economy. Europe, while making progress, is behind the United States and China. This briefing looks at how Europe could capture the digital opportunity and, at the same time, prepare for the future of work. Digital technologies have been evolving and disrupting the way we live, work, and organize for years.


10 imperatives for Europe in the age of AI and automation

#artificialintelligence

Europe, while making progress, is behind the US and China in capturing the opportunities of artificial intelligence and automation. Digitization is everywhere, but adoption is uneven across companies, sectors, and economies, and the leaders are capturing most of the benefits. Accelerating progress in AI and automation now bring further opportunities for users, businesses, and the economy. Europe, while making progress, is behind the United States and China. This briefing note was prepared for the European Union Heads of State Tallinn Digital Summit, which brought together heads of state and CEOs to discuss the steps needed to enable people, enterprises, and governments to fully tap into the potential of innovative technologies and digitization. Digital technologies have been evolving and disrupting the way we live, work, and organize for years.


Technology May Seek To Flatten The World, But The "Digital South" Will Chart Its Own Course

Forbes - Tech

With trade wars, anti-globalization rhetoric and nationalist politicians hogging headlines around the world, mercifully, there are two things that can still bring the world together: viral messages on digital media and the FIFA World Cup. In fact, the real magic happens when the two global obsessions intersect. A quarter of the world's active Internet users had planned to watch the games online; with over 4 billion online, that counts for a lot of people who are then poised to instantaneously pour their emotions onto social media. Once the World Cup final gets done on Sunday, July 15th, however, we might be back to digital virality carrying the flag solo to battle the forces of de-globalization. This is a bit worrisome, since digital media has not proven to be a particularly responsible flag-bearer in recent months.


Which Countries Are Leading the Data Economy?

#artificialintelligence

Which countries are the top data producers? After all, with data-fueled applications of artificial intelligence projected, by McKinsey, to generate $13 trillion in new global economic activity by 2030, this could determine the next world order, much like the role that oil production has played in creating economic power players in the preceding century. While China and the U.S. could emerge as two AI superpowers, data sources can't be limited to concentrations in a few places as we have with an oil-driven economy -- it needs to be drawn from many, diverse sources and future AI applications will emerge from new and unexpected players. The new world order taking shape is likely to be more complex than a simple bi-polar structure, especially since data is being produced at a pace that boggles the mind. Building on our past work mapping the digital evolution and digital competitiveness of different countries around the world, we wanted to try to locate the deepest and widest pools of useful data.