How Blockchain Technology Is Upending These Five Industries

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.

Can Blockchain Improve U.S. Elections?

In a first of its kind, West Virginia will become the first state to allow digital voting by blockchain. If this pilot is successful, could it be the key to solving current barriers to voting such as mobile-impaired seniors or workers who can’t take leave on election day? What impact would this have on future elections?

Explainable AI: Cracking Open Deep Learning’s Black Box

How does artificial intelligence actually work? What are the pitfalls of this technology that we need to know? Explore the complex nature of this “black box” technology as we break down what artificial intelligence really means.

How Robots and AI Are Transforming the Food Industry

Did you know that robots have a role in every step of the food supply chain from agriculture to manufacturing to packaging and delivery? Read how emerging technologies like robotics and artificial intelligence are fueling the food industry.

African Wildlife Group Uses AI to Save Elephants and Stop Poachers

Find out how an algorithm predicting poacher moves is pushing wildlife patrols off the beaten path and into areas where they’re saving more elephants and other animals than ever before.

Five Ways Organizations Are Using Blockchain For Good

Blockchain isn’t just a digital ledger for recording bitcoin or other cryptocurrency transactions. It can be used by aid organizations and donors to advance social impact. Take a look at the five ways organizations use blockchain to revolutionize social good.

How Technology Rebuilt a Struggling Community

Learn how the City of North Las Vegas teetered on the brink of collapse and found an unlikely savior in the form of technology transformation – made possible by courageous leadership and hard work.

How Virtual Reality Is Saving Lives Both On and Off the Battlefield

The psychological devastation of war, both on the battlefield and long after a soldier has left, can be far reaching. Learn how emerging technologies like virtual reality are helping today’s soldiers to overcome and combat these experiences.

How Nigeria’s Rising Tech Hub Is Addressing the Software Developer Shortage

What happens when there is an increasing number of software development jobs available but not enough skilled workers to fill them? One American start-up, Andela, found the answer in Africa and over the last few years has been developing tech talent primed for integration into the world’s best tech companies.

Will AI Assistants Save Us From Administrative Tedium?

37 percent of survey respondents cited administrative work, such as scheduling meetings and data input, as tasks that would be outsourced to machines or automated by 2030. What do these AI assistants look like, and how do they work?

What the Business World Can Learn From France’s Successful Hacker Fake-Out

As the cyberthreat landscape multiplies, deception strategies as part of an overall cybersecurity toolkit are gaining momentum. Both governments and businesses can benefit from having a better understanding of deception techniques, including hacking back. Here’s how it works—and what to consider.

How Today’s Business Leaders Are Transforming Data Into Dollars

Digitizing data opens opportunities for predictive analytics and critical business insights. But what if these insights might also be of value to other entities—customers, suppliers, and even outside businesses? See how some early mover companies are leading the way in data monetization.