These five AI developments will shape 2021 and…

The year 2020 was profoundly challenging for citizens, companies, and governments around the world. As covid-19 spread, requiring far-reaching health and safety restrictions, artificial intelligence (AI) applications played a crucial role in saving lives and…

2021 planning: New business models, big opportunity

Certainly, corporate execs and finance professionals have to focus on the future and take advantage of emerging technology. “You have to evolve to succeed,” explains Scott Brown, senior vice president of finance at tech distributor…

This avocado armchair could be the future of…

For all GPT-3’s flair, its output can feel untethered from reality, as if it doesn’t know what it’s talking about. That’s because it doesn’t. By grounding text in images, researchers at OpenAI and elsewhere are…

The 11 biggest space missions of 2021 (and…

A trio of Martian missions, February Mars will welcome the arrival of not one, not two, but three missions—each launched and operated by a different nation. There’s the Hope orbiter by the United Arab Emirates, the Perseverance…

The power of value 4.0 for industrial internet…

Many companies expected 2020 to be a challenging year. They anticipated technological shifts that would affect their business—like the transition from combustion to electric vehicles for automotive manufacturers—or ongoing instability due to raging trade wars…

Pandemic accelerating the move to a hybrid workplace

Though remote work was on the rise prior to the pandemic, the experience of the last few months has accelerated its large-scale adoption, evolved corporate attitudes toward it, and shaped employees’ expectations for greater flexibility.…

Building a self-driving car that people can trust

Over the past year, we’ve seen a rise in robotaxis and autonomous vehicle use. Companies such as Waymo, Cruise, and Baidu have all made strong headway as industry pioneers. In China specifically, 2020 headlines regularly…