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Traditional Advertising Is Soon to Be History. Here’s What Will Replace It

Traditional Advertising Is Soon to Be History. Here’s What Will Replace It This year (2018), the global advertising industry is projected to surpass $550 billion. Advertising revenues have driven Google’s valuation to >$700 billion, and Facebook to >$500 billion. All of that is about to change. What if I were to tell you that the…
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Traditional Advertising Is Soon to Be History. Here’s What Will Replace It

Traditional Advertising Is Soon to Be History. Here’s What Will Replace It This year (2018), the global advertising industry is projected to surpass $550 billion. Advertising revenues have driven Google’s valuation to >$700 billion, and Facebook to >$500 billion. All of that is about to change. What if I were to tell you that the…
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Three Huge Ways Tech Is Overhauling Healthcare

Three Huge Ways Tech Is Overhauling Healthcare We are on the brink of a revolution in healthcare. AI is making the drug discovery process >100X faster and cheaper, and 90 percent more likely to succeed in clinical trials. Mobile health is predicted to become a $102 billion market by 2022, putting a virtual doctor, on-demand,…
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The Biggest New Laws to Regulate Tech Giants—and Why They Matter

The Biggest New Laws to Regulate Tech Giants—and Why They Matter The world’s first stop sign appeared in Michigan around 1915, decades after the first privately owned passenger car came into being. Ever since, laws and regulations have piled up concerning everything from insurance requirements to vehicle safety, road safety, and driver education. Such is…
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Will Europe’s Looming Tech Rules Prove to Be a Template for the World?

Will Europe’s Looming Tech Rules Prove to Be a Template for the World? There was a time when people bought most of the software on their computer, but this is, of course, now ancient history. Some software you still buy, but much of today’s most-used software is free. No one buys browsers or search engines…
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A Data Storage Revolution? DNA Can Store Near Limitless Data in Almost Zero Space

A Data Storage Revolution? DNA Can Store Near Limitless Data in Almost Zero Space In the age of big data, we are quickly producing far more digital information than we can possibly store. Last year, $20 billion was spent on new data centers in the US alone, doubling the capital expenditure on data center infrastructure…
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Powerful New Algorithm Is a Big Step Towards Whole-Brain Simulation

Powerful New Algorithm Is a Big Step Towards Whole-Brain Simulation The renowned physicist Dr. Richard Feynman once said: “What I cannot create, I do not understand. Know how to solve every problem that has been solved.” An increasingly influential subfield of neuroscience has taken Feynman’s words to heart. To theoretical neuroscientists, the key to understanding…
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In the Future, There Will Be No Limit to What AI Can Accomplish in Science

In the Future, There Will Be No Limit to What AI Can Accomplish in Science New planets found in distant corners of the galaxy. Climate models that may improve our understanding of sea level rise. The emergence of new antimalarial drugs. These scientific advances and discoveries have been in the news in recent months. While…
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Silicon Valley Is Winning the Race to Build the First Driverless Cars

Silicon Valley Is Winning the Race to Build the First Driverless Cars Henry Ford didn’t invent the motor car. The late 1800s saw a flurry of innovation by hundreds of companies battling to deliver on the promise of fast, efficient and reasonably-priced mechanical transportation. Ford later came to dominate the industry thanks to the development…
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The Democratization of AI Is Putting Powerful Tools in the Hands of Non-Experts

The Democratization of AI Is Putting Powerful Tools in the Hands of Non-Experts The shortage of qualified data scientists is often highlighted as one of the major handbrakes on the adoption of big data and AI. But a growing number of tools are putting these capabilities in the hands of non-experts, for better and for…
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