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Building Trust in Artificial Intelligence Predictions

January 28, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By Vyacheslav Polonski and Jane Zavalishina Whether you like it or not, we will soon all rely on expert recommendations generated by artificial intelligence (AI) systems at work. But out of all the possible options, how can we trust that the AI will choose the best option for us, rather than the one we are …

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Digitisation asks Fundamental Questions of the Accountancy Sector

January 26, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Digital Transformation, Banking InnovationComments (0)

By Ben Laker   Estimated at $23 billion, the Digital transformation market is growing rapidly across the globe, with 23 percent of activity residing in the UK, 21 percent in Australia and 20 percent in the US. According to Source Global Research $5

The Duel Between Big Tech and Big Government

January 19, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Digital Transformation, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen Just five years ago you had no notion that “big data” would overtake oil as the number one traded commodity in the world, never heard of Bitcoin, that social media would play a significant role in reshaping global politics, that

Current Economic Development is Unsustainable. How Can We Reverse this Trend?

January 18, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (5)

By Jacques Prescott In 1987, with the publication of the Brundtland report, the world was confronted once again with the dire reality of a collapsing environment and the concept of sustainable development emerged as a solution. Thirty years later, despite

Feed the Future of Agriculture with Vertical Farming

January 18, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Mark Esposito, Terence Tse, Khaled Soufani and Lisa Xiong One big misconception is that produce grown from nontraditional methods is of lesser quality, and it’s time to put it to rest. In this article, the authors elaborate on the much needed innovative

Skills and Knowledge: An Imperative for Lifelong Learning in the Digital Age

January 15, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Bitange Ndemo Today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world requires societies to adopt a culture of life-long learning. There is much the countries of the Global South can do to close the technology gap between them and the Global North, and capitalise on

How to Make Finance a Force for Sustainability

January 13, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Business Ethics, Climate Change & Society, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Dirk Schoenmaker Traditional finance focusses on financial return, considering the financial sector separate from both society and the environment. In contrast, sustainable finance considers financial, social and environmental returns in combination. In a

Runaway Train Towards Full Digitisation of Money and Labour

January 2, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Personal FinanceComments (1)

By Peter Koenig   The other day I was in a shopping mall looking for an ATM to get some cash. There was no ATM. A week ago, there was still a branch office of a local bank – no more, gone. A Starbucks will replace the space left empty by the bank. I

Nuclear Power and Public Fear in the Era of Climate Change

November 25, 2017 • Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Scott Montgomery To discuss nuclear power requires discussion of public anxiety, particularly fear of radiation. Such fear exaggerates levels of actual risk and poses a hurdle to progress in non-carbon energy in the West, while nuclear power advances

The Changing Nature of Country Risk in the Age of Globalisation and Donald Trump

November 23, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, Global Capital Markets, On Donald Trump Administration, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Michel-Henry Bouchet In today’s global economy, the concept of Country Risk has been evolving. In this article, the author elaborates on the changing nature of country risk, recent events to be considered, and how socio-political stability is a must for