Six concrete takeaways from the Facebook CEO's testimony before Congress. Hayden Field Published 11:32 am, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Photo: Alex Wong | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Alex Wong | Getty Images Here's What Mark Zuckerberg's Testimony Could Mean for the Future of Facebook (and How to Watch It Live) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery At 2:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to take the stand before the joint Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees. The following day, he’ll testify before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. He plans to wear a suit and take accountability for Facebook’s “big mistake,” and his seven-page testimony has been released by the House. Zuckerberg’s testimony will be streamed live on … [Read more...] about Here’s What Mark Zuckerberg’s Testimony Could Mean for the Future of Facebook (and How to Watch It Live)
The future of management
It’s the best of times and the worst of times for people whose job it is to teach others how to do their own jobs better, adapt to change, and get the hang of new technologies. Organizations are seeing greater need than ever for learning and development (or “L&D” for short), with spending on training climbing nearly 33% to $90.6 billion in the U.S. last year. At the same time, L&D professionals are rightly wondering whether they’ll soon be automated out of existence. After all, Google and YouTube are the de facto training departments for many employees: they’re ubiquitous, free, and packed with seemingly limitless content. But more sophisticated technology is on the rise, too. For example, AI can determine what someone needs to learn based on their performance data and career stage, then push content to them as they need it. This leaves many corporate trainers to stake their own value on curation, controlling the quality and consistency of … [Read more...] about Are Robo-Instructors The Future Of Corporate Training?
I've been doing a huge amount of reading here at the start of 2018 about the future of biometrics. Last year, I wrote a 3-part series on blockchain & biometrics centered around the concept of self-sovereign identity. I began talking about "owning your own data" back in 2011 (called it "fungible cloud"), but expected the idea to take over 10-15 years to even germinate. Fortunately, I was wrong, because things are happening faster than I anticipated.The future of travel: no passports, just biometricsWhenever I travel, I keep my passport close at hand. As few years ago, a colleague lost his passport to theft during a business trip. He missed most of the conference, had to visit the local consulate, and needed a note from the local police to travel home. Fortunately, he spoke the local language but it was still an immense hassle and a stressful experience.Last month (January 2018), the World Economic Forum released a well-written and researched … [Read more...] about Self-sovereign biometrics and the future of digital identity
In The future of AI and endpoint security, I wrote about the need for more AI at the endpoint to protect end users.But both the nature of endpoints and the science of AI are evolving at such a pace that we need to start thinking about even more advanced solutions.We currently think of endpoints as being PCs and laptops, and occasionally tablets, mobiles and other internet-enabled devices.The future of endpoints is bright, with autonomous vehicles and robotics being added to the mix, though with this bright future comes heightened risk. We all know the risks of end users in the workplace, from the opportunists pilfering data to take to their next position to the hapless mistakenly sending sensitive enterprise data to the wrong person.And we have all seen and heard a lot about the risks of autonomous vehicles, not to mention the terrifying predictions around AI and murderous robotics – lately supported by highly realistic sci-fi videos such as this one entitled … [Read more...] about The future of AI and endpoint security, part 2
A version of this article appeared in the Autumn 2015 issue of strategy+business. Many people sense that the way organizations are run today has been stretched to its limits. In survey after survey, businesspeople make it clear that in their view, companies are places of dread and drudgery, not passion or purpose. Organizational disillusionment afflicts government agencies, nonprofits, schools, and hospitals just as much. Further, it applies not just to the powerless at the bottom of the hierarchy. Behind a facade of success, many top leaders are tired of the power games and infighting; despite their desperately overloaded schedules, they feel a vague sense of emptiness. All of us yearn for better ways to work together — for more soulful workplaces where our talents are nurtured and our deepest aspirations are honored. The premise of this article is that humanity is at a threshold; a new form of organization is emerging into public view. Anthropological research suggests … [Read more...] about The Future of Management Is Teal