Welcome to our biweekly selection of business IT innovation news. Created using our own opinionated selection and summary algorithm. We present some top innovation news items to get you thinking, debating and take action in order to make our world better.
1 Silq: a new high-level programming language for quantum computing
I do not have a quantum computer yet. Current computer hardware is fast and very powerful. Most current common used software is by far not making use of the power of simple laptops or desktops. But figuring out how to use future quantum hardware is key for innovation.
2 Aeroplane seat design COVID-19 style
A company dedicated to improving the travel experience for all, through innovative product solutions that respond to the way people move. I like the slogan on this site ‘We believe that comfort, good posture and well being is a human right irrespective of financial status or social class.’
Teens who are on social media for 5+ hrs a day are twice more likely to be depressed than those who are on for less than an hour. Is it any wonder Tim Cook doesn’t want his nephew on social media? I engage with almost every substance or behavior associated with addiction: alcohol, drugs, coffee, porn, sex, gambling, work, spending, devices, and social media. And now, we may have a new menace preying on young men: online trading platforms. Social media and gambling have the same addictive psychological mechanism: variable rewards — when you keep performing an action in hopes of getting a possible but unlikely reward. The most recent crack dealers are online trading platforms (OTPs).
4 Open source holds the key to autonomous vehicles
A plausible answer lies in open source. Open source to the rescue In The Wealth of Networks, Yochai Benkler describes the notion of open source as a mode of production that is “based on sharing resources and outputs among widely distributed, loosely connected individuals who cooperate with each other without relying on either market signals or managerial commands”. Like any work in the open source community, they set up a framework that prioritises mutual advancement over individual copyright. Even with their raw field data made public, companies can retain competitive advantage by improving their AV technology based on contributions from open source and supporting it commercially.
5 Keep it simple: First a POC than a MVP
Create a product that delivers value in the simplest way possible. Most of the time you perform a POC to minimize risks before creating a MVP. Developing a POC is the quickest way to validate or invalidate assumptions about a concept or idea. The outcome of a POC can be used to speed up creation of a MVP. But improving a software prototype until it is ready for production, so evolving a POC towards a MVP, is not recommended.
6 How to protect your job from automation
We are experiencing a wave of Automation, fuelled by the digital transformation. Yes, your CURRENT job is probably going away. What always struck me in discussions about “jobs going away” is that jobs are ultimately… work. There are no-code tools instead of programming languages – that only makes my job easier. Despite being somewhat knowledgeable about WordPress and payments systems, I also paint my job in very broad strokes.
7 Adoption of ICT innovations in the agriculture sector in Africa: A Systematic Literature Review
Great paper from Wageningen University: According to the latest World Economic Forum report, about 70% of the African population depends on agriculture for their livelihood. This makes agriculture a critical sector within the African continent. Nonetheless, agricultural productivity is low and food insecurity is still a challenge. This has in recent years led to several initiatives in using ICT (Information Communication Technology) to improve agriculture productivity. This study aims to explore ICT innovations in the agriculture sector of Africa. The findings further indicate that literature on an appropriate theoretical framework for guiding ICT innovations is lacking.
8 Lessons Learned from Designing an AI-Enabled Diagnosis Tool for Pathologists
Despite the promises of data-driven artificial intelligence (AI), little is known about how we can bridge the gulf between traditional physician-driven diagnosis and a plausible future of medicine automated by AI. Specifically, how can we involve AI usefully in physicians’ diagnosis workflow given that most AI is still nascent and error-prone (e.g., in digital pathology)?
9 Chrysler’s Radical Space Shuttle Design Was 50 Years Ahead of Its Time
Great article of the rise and fall of space innovation at Chrysler. Chrysler’s involvement with aerospace began when the Cold War started heating up in the early 1950s.
10 The Personal Digital Transformation happening inside each one of us
Has tech been creeping up on us? It’s no exception for a human being to unlock and check their smartphone 150 times a day. To spend two to three hours a day stroking a glass rectangle.
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