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Transformation on Pandemics: What’s Really New?

There’s plenty to do when it comes to real digital innovation in a rush moment, but some good stuff is on the verge of becoming a trend. A lot has been said lately about the potential changes in the world in consequence of pandemics. Mostly when it comes to digital acceleration on all our human …

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As Our Technology Becomes Infinitely More Powerful, We Are Entering A New Ethical Universe

We take it for granted that we’re supposed to act ethically and, usually, that seems pretty simple. Don’t lie, cheat or steal, don’t hurt anybody on purpose and act with good intentions. In some professions, like law or medicine, the issues are somewhat more complex and practitioners are trained to make good decisions. Yet ethics …

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Khoj for Innovations in a Post COVID-19 World

At Khoj Lab, we are in the “khoj” for innovation.“Khoj” means discovery, and we are hungry to discover what innovation means in this rapidly changing world. With the sudden rise of COVID-19, there are a lot of people in distress and a lot of people innovating around the world (governments, corporations, startups, and educational institutions). …

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Innovation and its Effect on World of Photography

We’ve reached a couple of interesting milestones in a very short period of time, and it behooves us to pay attention to the changes in what has been an important industry – photography. For innovators, it’s been easy to kick Kodak around, for having missed the transition to digital photography while owning many of the …

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“I think, therefore I am” … said the machine to the stunned humans

She didn’t actually say it like that. She might have asked “to be or not to be?” and insisted that “that is the question”.  In any case, machines are already up to asking profound existential questions. On 11th February 2019 a very unusual event marked the latest man-versus-machine challenge: a debate on whether we should …

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The End Of The Digital Revolution Is Coming: Here’s What’s Next

The next era of computing will stretch our minds into a spooky new world that we’re just starting to understand. In 1946 the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, or the ENIAC, was introduced. The world’s first commercial computer was intended to be used by the military to project the trajectory of missiles, doing in a …

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Jeff Bezos $100 Billion Bet For Amazon’s Future

Bezos has announced an out of this world initiative that may well eclipse everything else Amazon has done so far and may turn out to be one of humanity’s most ambitious technological achievements. One of the things that’s always struck me as the largest untapped opportunity for Internet enabled business, commerce, and humanity is the …

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Which Pace of Change to Align To?

You’ve heard it before – the pace of change is accelerating. I can present all of the technology adoption charts, the fascinating nuggets of data that tell you how quickly different products or technologies were acquired by millions of customers. And so on and so on. You already know this. Change is real, and change …

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How Artificial Intelligence Spurs Corporate Innovation

In the 1990s John Koza, a professor at Stanford University carried out a series of experiments involving new ways to create electrical circuits.   He designed a programme which created thousands of random circuit designs.  These were measured against desired outcomes.  Most were terrible and were eliminated.  Those closest to a solution were combined and rerun.  …

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Here’s Why The Robots Won’t Really Take Over

In 2013, a study at Oxford University found that 47% of jobs in the United States are likely to be replaced by robots over the next two decades. As if that doesn’t seem bad enough, Yuval Noah Harari, in his bestselling book Homo Deus, writes that “humans might become militarily and economically useless.” Yeesh! That …

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