If you are in a hurry start from the links in BOLD.
Incredible Science: AI
- If this AI thing is new to you, maybe a non technical video from DAVOS 2016 will enlighten you: Key people from academia and industry discuss “The state of Artificial Intelligence“.
- Not everyone is partying with the prospect of more AI though. Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are not that thrilled. Read here why.
Looking for more?
- Check your knowledge on AI with Slate’s Quiz: “What Can Artificial Intelligence Actually Do?“
- If you’re up for a longer read, have a look at DeepMind’s CEO interview.
Modern Government & data
In the era of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and big data, ODI (the Open Data Institute, UK) is making a very important argument on Data Infrastructure. What is it and who owns it? This argument is even more important as UK government is thinking of privatising the Land Registry, as it recently announced in the 2016 Budget.
And if you wonder how local governments can benefit from digital technologies then Nesta has a very comprehensive report for you: Connected Councils: A digital vision of local government in 2025. (Download the pdf here)
Nesta has also “5 ideas for renovating democracy“. May sound obvious but it’s governments we are talking about.
The power of Networks
Last but not least, a long but very concise presentation on Network effects (think Facebook, Airbnb, What’s App). What they are, why they are important, how they can help you in business. A highly suggested read.
I guess these are enough for the weekend!