Future Perfect Machine
Developing partnerships and strategies to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions that benefit individuals, communities and society. Focus areas include Digital Assets & Commerce, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality.
As July delivered changing weather patterns around the world (including 29 all-time highs in regions of the US), global meat demand contributed to agricultural emissions that increase the planet’s temperature. The future will require the development of various mitigation and adaption strategies.
Survey results from the Brookings Institute and others cite a low acceptance for self-driving vehicles. While improved reliability should reverse the trend, issues related to privacy, liability and road etiquette need to be addressed as well.
Comments from “The Future of Money: Digital Currency”, a hearing by a U.S. House of Representatives finance committee included: Rodney J. Garratt, Chair of Economics - University of California (Santa Barbara). Norbert J. Michel, Director, Center for Data Analysis - The Heritage Foundation, Eswar S. Prasad - Professor of Trade Policy & Economics, Cornell University and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution.. Alex J. Pollock, Distinguished Senior- Fellow, R Street Institute
Comments from Microsoft President Brad Smith’s posting “Facial recognition technology: The need for public regulation and corporate responsibility’, the Brookings Institute’s report “Why protecting privacy is a losing game today—and how to change the game”, efforts by the Orlando, FL Police Department and more.
Comments by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), whose members are 60 central banks from around the world included: “Cryptocurrencies promise to replace trusted institutions with distributed ledger technology ...Transactions are slow and costly, prone to congestion, and cannot scale with demand.
Goldman Sachs and other researchers predict the outcome of the 2018 World Cup: Debate it, watch it enjoy it.
As China-based Ant Financial raised about US$14 billion in its latest round of financing - valuing the company at about US$150 billion …
As San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera issued subpoenas to Uber and Lyft; Taxify, closed $175 million in new funding - valuing the company at $1 billion.
Comments from French President Emmanuel Macron, former US President Barack Obama, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Cisco Systems’ CEO Chuck Robbins on Privacy.
Our report discusses how AI is reshaping how we work and share information - and the opportunities within in financial services.