Unstructured data provides equal risk and opportunities for businesses

This article is originally posted on Nightfall.ai Unstructured data is projected to account for approximately 80% of the data that enterprises will process on a daily basis by 2025. Data breaches and other security issues get a lot of attention in the media, but all businesses working with data, especially data in the cloud, are at riskContinue reading “Unstructured data provides equal risk and opportunities for businesses”

How the Internet of Things will change the Supply Chain

Despite advances in manufacturing that will move the bulk of product production away from mega-factories in developing countries back to Europe and America, logistics will always play a big role in a world of global trade. Read also: The True Meaning of Industry 4.0 for Manufacturers The industry employs millions of people worldwide, and even robotsContinue reading “How the Internet of Things will change the Supply Chain”

How to Know When You Are Ready for AI

Everybody knows the enterprise needs to move towards a digital future. We speak of “data-driven organizations“. But in marketing in particular, but eventually in any other part of the modern enterprise, there is one question managers are asking these days: faced with the onslaught of artificial intelligence solutions and all the buzz about it, when areContinue reading “How to Know When You Are Ready for AI”

Can Blockchain Technology Solve the Food Chain Crisis?

At blockchain-themed events around the world, bold promises are being made about the ability of blockchain technology to solve the problem of food traceability and supply chains in general. But how realistic is that prospect? Is blockchain really the right tool for supply chain management and traceability? What will happen if deploy it broadly? IncidentsContinue reading “Can Blockchain Technology Solve the Food Chain Crisis?”

Opportunities Created by AI Outweigh Imminent Threats

Artificial Intelligence is in the headlines. You can’t escape it. Some fear its job-destroying impact, others its threat to human self-worth. The immediate future of AI is a lot more complicated — and promising. People are confused. AI is either considered to be a giant leap towards modernization or a catalyst for massive unemployment. ForContinue reading “Opportunities Created by AI Outweigh Imminent Threats”

Machine Learning in Organization: First Steps

We are experiencing a digital revolution. Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data are the buzzwords of the day. Yet most corporations are having a hard time to start implementing machine learning solutions or even see the usefulness of these new technologies. Unfortunately, organizations which don’t get to grips with concepts like deep learning andContinue reading “Machine Learning in Organization: First Steps”

The Future of the Internet of Things

Imagine yourself in the future. You get up and your coffee is already made for you, perhaps even your entire breakfast. Smart kitchen utensils are preparing your scrambled eggs, and the smart fridge reorders soy milk as you take out the almost empty bottle. You are probably not reaching for your phone; instead, voice commandsContinue reading “The Future of the Internet of Things”

Biomaterials are Revolutionizing Whole Industries

You are probably sick and tired of the buzzwords of the 4th Industrial Revolution. We are being replaced by robots, manipulated by cobots, we are employing 5G and RPA, optimizing processes and digitizing factories; yet the real revolution in manufacturing going on now is much more subtle. It’s all about materials. Material science has developedContinue reading “Biomaterials are Revolutionizing Whole Industries”

There Will Always be Enough Food

Sometimes you hear these warnings by doom-mongers that by 2050, when the world population is projected to reach close to ten billion people, we will no longer be able to feed the huddled masses. That is nonsense. Technology is already being developed to solve all the food problems we could ever have. Agriculture embracing technologyContinue reading “There Will Always be Enough Food”

How Blockchain Will Save the World

Two years ago nobody talked about blockchain. Now the distributed ledger technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin is suddenly everywhere. (See: Blockchain Is the Most Disruptive Invention Since the Internet Not Just In Finance) Enthusiastic experts predict that in the coming 10 years, blockchain will change the way we do everything, from financial markets to health recordsContinue reading “How Blockchain Will Save the World”

The Singularity Is Already Here

According to the common understanding (and Wikipedia), the technological singularity refers to a point in time when artificial superintelligence will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization. As a marketer first and futurist second, I have always had a slightly different definition of the singularity. I believe it is the time when companiesContinue reading “The Singularity Is Already Here”

The 4 Key Success Factors of Content Marketing

Maybe you just got started with content marketing in the past year, maybe you are planning to do so in the near future. Perhaps you are even an experienced content marketer? Whatever the case, there are people out there who came before you, and they have gained some insights over the years. We went aroundContinue reading “The 4 Key Success Factors of Content Marketing”

How digital companies are leaving the rest behind

My favorite hashtags: digital transformation, digital company, digital business, digital everything! I am all about digital, I live it and I breathe it. And then I have to make a bank transfer and have to fill in a bunch of paper forms and “sign here, here, here, and initial here please.” Sigh! We have beenContinue reading “How digital companies are leaving the rest behind”

What is the Benefit of Modern Data Warehousing?

[Guest Post by Ronald van Loon] Access to relevant customer and industry information is the primary competitive advantage businesses have over their direct and indirect competitors today. It is the smartest approach to remaining vigilant in a business environment where competition is at an all-time high. That is where data warehousing comes in. Data warehousesContinue reading “What is the Benefit of Modern Data Warehousing?”

The Era of Voice and Image Cloning: Can You Believe What You Hear and See?

Over the past years, we have learned to live with fake news, which has been largely limited to articles on fake news sites. “Fake news”isn’t really a big problem. Statements can be fact-checked, authors can be questioned as to whether they ever made this or that statement. Audio statements (interviews) and images are used asContinue reading “The Era of Voice and Image Cloning: Can You Believe What You Hear and See?”

Tech Countries Will Soon Become Agriculture Giants

Taiwan is an agricultural paradox. On the one hand, the subtropical island is ideal for growing anything from avocados to zucchini and is indeed largely self-sufficient in some important crops, say rice. It produces some of the most amazing fruit in the world. Big, juicy, delicious, and largely GMO-free. Anyone who’s ever visited will tellContinue reading “Tech Countries Will Soon Become Agriculture Giants”

The Fall of the Language Barrier Brings Huge Cultural Challenges

The time has come when machine translation, first conceptualized in the 1960s, is finally useful. Google and hundreds of smaller companies have developed algorithms, mined data, used human translation examples and employed syntactic and contextual analysis and every tool in the book to come up with software that essentially breaks down the language barrier completely. YouContinue reading “The Fall of the Language Barrier Brings Huge Cultural Challenges”

Practical Blockchain Applications Are Taking Off

In my first article on the blockchain I listed some random ideas for non-financial blockchain applications based on my own preliminary vision of the technology. The post received a lot of attention. Many people messaged me saying that I was overestimating the potential or misunderstanding the technology. Some of the reactions were constructive criticism. InContinue reading “Practical Blockchain Applications Are Taking Off”

Blockchain Is the Most Disruptive Invention Since the Internet

By now you are sure to have heard of Bitcoin and the blockchain technology. Even so, very few people seem to realize that the blockchain won’t just kill banks, brokers and credit card companies. It will change every transactional process you know. Simply put, blockchain eliminates the need for clearinghouse entities of any kind through the principle ofContinue reading “Blockchain Is the Most Disruptive Invention Since the Internet”