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Democratizing Access to Artificial Intelligence

The benefits of AI can spread widely through a novel approach by Neuromation, leveraging the decentralized hardware infrastructure of blockchain to generate data for deep learning applications. The recent explosion of concrete and widespread applications of Artificial Intelligence is due to the availability of ever more powerful hardware platforms and sophisticated algorithms, coupled with very …

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YPO London 2017

I was part of the panel at the YPO Conference in London on November. Here’s the audio and the transcript of my talk.     Making sense of the themes, the technologies, the changes that we are presenting to you is definitely not easy. It’s our objective to give you not only information, but really …

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Becoming A World Citizen With Bitnation

The new decentralized structures of social organization allow memberships not based on exclusive geographical criteria. As we experiment with what is possible, there are fundamental differences with how socio-economic transformations happen today compared to the past: they are necessarily more peaceful in a world full of nuclear weapons, and they are software-driven as we enter …

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What Is The Shape Of The Societies Of The Future?

The nature of the societies that are going to emerge from a strong technological foundation of global communication and economic networks is going to be very different from the cities and nation states of today. We are accustomed to see centralized power, and delegation of decisionmaking, which will be complemented by decentralized organizations nimbly allocating resources to …

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What is the future made of?

Understanding accelerating change is not easy, but essential if you want to be able to adapt to an ever more complex world. The future is made of exponential technologies, and created by the people who are capable of leveraging them. Get your tickets for the SingularityU Italy Summit 2017 to participate in a two day exploration of …

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Smart machines are our allies against dumb machines

The trend is clearly visible: sensors, and actuators, together with computation, memory and communication capabilities, are making all the objects around us smarter and smarter. Too many times, wether we call them robots, or AIs, the trend is depicted in menacing tones, represented in the dystopian futures preferred by Hollywood movies, and shape the gut reactions …

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A Network of Ideas Evolves Local Solutions into Global Ones

We built interconnected platforms that span the globe – of communications, trade, culture and language. Millions of people already use them to develop and test solutions to problems about which they are passionate. There are unbounded opportunities. Soon there will be billions empowered by these tools and emancipated to deploy them for the betterment of …

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Engaging in the Era of Social Media

In our hyperconnected world over a billion people (is it 2 billion now?) are active on some kind of social media platform. Chief among these are Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn–leading to my profiles here—at least outside of China. These are not only technological platforms. The reason why the word “media” is so appropriate is because they …

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