Posted: Aug 12, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged in the public debate with Deep Mind’s recent win over a champion of the Chinese game GO. AI is all about computers getting better at solving problems formerly thought too difficult which should be left to humans. Since the 1970s, a small group of computer specialists and mathematicians based their hopes on teaching machines to follow the rule-based learning of human reasoning. They designed algorithms (coding these rules into software programs) which they hoped would enable computers to emulate human thought processes.
Posted: Aug 01, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
With the financial crisis forcing organizations to look beyond their bottom line and prove themselves as responsible and trustable, the issue of Corporate Sustainability rises as highly important. It is an issue that involves all of its main functions, such as HR, Marketing, Supply, and therefore brings value to the whole organization.
Posted: Jul 01, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
“What can I do to fix a broken global economy? Me personally.” It’s a question I’ve heard a lot these past few months as I’ve crisscrossed the US speaking at TED venues, music concerts, the World Affairs Council, bookstores, on radio and TV shows, and at a variety of other forums.
Posted: Feb 08, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
China’s expansionism, like that of the U.S. and other empires, revolves around lending countries easy money, then plundering their resources, and paralyzing their leaders through fear. But China appears to have learned from the mistakes of the United States. Chinese loan deals sidestep many of the draconian demands imposed by the World Bank and IMF, such as voting for specific UN policies, trading only in dollars, or authorizing the establishment of military bases occupied by foreign troops.
Posted: Jul 24, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Can cooperation be good for prosperity? More than this, can it offer a new comparative advantage that boosts economic competitiveness whilst simultaneously benefits society? Perhaps.
Posted: Apr 16, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
MINT. Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey. Or maybe it’s CIVETS. Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey, South Africa. Either way, for anyone engaged in international business, ‘CIVETS’ and ‘MINT’ are both increasingly shorthand for taking the long view. Rich with possibilities, these young, vibrant new economies are just starting to flex their muscles, but by 2050 many are projected to make up the top 20 contributors to global GDP.
Posted: Apr 03, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Western financial analysts generally misunderstand China’s current restructuring as negative news. China’s President Xi Jinping has committed to transforming China from a resource and pollution intensive economy to a green economy as a strategic priority, including clean energy, energy conservation in industry, buildings and transport, with overall energy efficiency and pollution control.
Posted: Feb 13, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As we open our eyes to this literary history, we marvel that our Western societies misinterpreted for so long their two most revered scholars – Adam Smith and Charles Darwin.
Posted: Nov 12, 2014 – 03:39 PM EST
The growth of a global civilization means that we can no longer disregard the global commons and trust in market forces to deliver economic growth at all costs.
Posted: Mar 18, 2014 – 09:45 AM EST
It's not enough to do good just for the love of it -- you need to get real about the money. Ron Schultz explains on Talkback.