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Robo-Accountants Are an Accountant’s Best Friend

June 20, 2018

Since the inception of the profession, accountants have been “numbers crunchers” and “bean counters”—mathematically inclined individuals tasked to laboriously assemble a company’s financial data and calculate revenue and expenses toward closing the books each quarter. Now so-called robo-accountants are doing the hard work, freeing accountants from crunching the numbers to make sense of them for operational and financial decision-making purposes.

What Moral Code Should Your Self-driving Car Follow?

June 19, 2018

The arrival of the self-driving car presents a challenging new dilemma: Whom should the vehicle save – and whom should it harm – when an accident is unavoidable?

How Schools and Startups Are Preparing for an Automated Future

June 13, 2018

As technology reshapes the way we work at warp speed, we need to change training methodologies. How do we prepare the next generation for jobs that haven’t yet been invented? What kind of skillsets will they need, when machines can do what humans do? What kind of tech training do they need today to be ready for the future workplace? And would it mean totally rethinking education to encourage creative problem finding and solving? To explore these questions, we look at schools and startups who are rethinking education to learn and explore the new world of robotics, AI and machine learning.

You Know SaaS, Now Get To Know RaaS

June 11, 2018

From drones that perform surveys for agriculture to mobile telepresence robots used for security, see why many robotics suppliers are expanding their businesses into robot-as-a-service (RaaS) business models.

How Blockchain Technology Is Upending These Five Industries

June 6, 2018

Blockchain has been referred to as the most important technological innovation since the internet” Delving beyond obvious use-cases (such as enabling cryptocurrency transactions and smart contracts), explore the unexpected and practical applications of blockchain in five major industries and see the impact it has on each one.

How Might Virtual Reality Save the Planet?

June 5, 2018

Get up close to polar bears, immerse yourself in the world of whales, and head deep into the jungle of French Polynesia, all made possible thanks to virtual reality (VR). Embark on a journey with National Geographic Explorer Mike Libecki and hear why VR has become such an important tool for conservation.