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The Singularity: last we looked, it’s not too late

In the ‘not so long ago’, science fiction movies were filled with weird and wonderful (and pretty impossible) scenarios and exciting plot lines. It was thrilling, entertaining, and while the entire humankind was almost always in grave danger, we never believed that it would happen to us because, well… it was fiction, it’s not real…or so we thought. Now today, when the credits roll, we take a little longer to mull over the what if and ponder about the increasingly blurred lines between science fiction and science fact.

EQ is the 21st century superpower

From Cleopatra to New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, leadership styles have changed dramatically through the centuries. Ankle deep in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, today’s leaders face a constant need for reinvention to navigate the trove of managerial trends in the corporate world. Automation is outstripping manufacturing jobs faster than you can say ‘Tesla’, machine learning is reorganising traditional processes, and workforces are being unbundled and reassigned. But what if AI fundamentally changed the role of a leader?

Will data save the day?

Big data is a big mystery these days. On one end, technology and its spectacular advancements has been touted as humanity’s royal flush for the 21st century – a trick hand to leapfrog our own extinction and win the future. On the other end, the idea of an ever-expanding, data-driven matrix could be kind of scary – okay, very scary – and may even resurrect a rather gloomy mood, with grey scale apocalyptic imagery on replay.

Humanity 2.0 in the AI revolution

No one is better at being human than humans. But robots beg to differ…ask Harish Natarajan, the world record holder for debate competition victories. In February this year, Harish faced the most unique and unpredictable opponent he had ever encountered – Miss Debater, IBM’s six-year-old artificial intelligence (AI) system. While Harish may have had more debating experience than the bot, truth be told, the odds have not been in favor of humans lately. The battle between humans and machines has witnessed world champs and record breakers fall short to AI countless times. Yet, in today’s world where everyone is claiming that robots are out to take our jobs, humans needed a win – and win, Harish did. Not this time, machines!

AI: evil or Avatar?

Experts like Nick Bostrom and Elon Musk warn us of the grave danger in controlling AI. Could IoT be the hero to save us from ourselves?

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