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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.