by Carla Cico, Member of the Board, Allegion
“Digitalization is changing the way we do things”, or alternatively, “IoT is changing our daily life”: these are the most common statements that we read and/or hear on a daily basis.
At the World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos, Alibaba founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma spoke at length about some of the key challenges he considered were facing the world, among them being the impact on society of new technologies. “Artificial intelligence (AI), big data is a threat to human beings”, he said. “I think AI should support human beings. Technology should always do something that enables people, not disables people. The AI and robots are going to kill a lot of jobs, because in the future it’ll be done by machines. Service industries offer hope – but they must be done uniquely.” Given these challenges to human autonomy and way of life, what then are the ways we can ensure that humans remain in control of the process of transformation? Continue reading
by Finnoula Taylor, MSc Graduate in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sussex and Janice Hughes, Founder and CEO of Redshift Strategy
According to one hedge fund manager the machines will have taken over within a hundred years. The human race as we know it today will have lost control due to our inability to comprehend and master trillions of very different networks and data points simultaneously.
by Maria Pia Rossignaud, Director Media Duemila, Italy
So, what are the main challenges of today? I believe they can be summarised as:
- Global and regional conflicts, such as terrorism and the threat of nuclear war
- Environmental and economic impacts of human habitation such as global warming and marine pollution
by Vicki MacLeod, Secretary-General, GTWN
Facial recognition technology is being deployed in an ever- expanding number of applications around the world – from passport screening at airports, to surveillance of employees in workplaces, to the police and court system, and even in behavioural research. But should we embrace this technology as a brilliant solution to security and identity veri cation requirements, or should we be more concerned about the impact on individual privacy and data security?
by Keri Gilder, EMEA VP&GM, Ciena
When I attend a conference, or read an article about digital transformation, the conversations are dominated by topics such as intelligent network automation, autonomous networks, big data analytics, software defined networking, virtualisation, faster service time to market, self- service portals, on-demand capabilities, and the myriad of other technologies that can either help me save money, or make money via new or differentiated services.
The Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN) marked its 25th Anniversary at a special gala dinner on Monday 27 February (View the celebration photos here).
Present at the gala event were many of the senior executive members of the GTWN Board who have contributed so much over the past decades to the development of the mobile and broader ICT sectors, as well as the role of women as leaders in that industry. Continue reading