Rodrigo Zárate

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Machine learning is all the rage with Big Data developers

Machine learning has advanced to the point where it more or less goes hand-in-hand with Big Data. Indeed, so popular is the technology that over a …

IBM Watson Now Works at Macys

As promised, IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence (AI) is coming to consumers. And to that end, Macy’s shoppers will be shopping with the AI …

Making Cities Smarter

Objects connected to the Internet of Things will reach 25 billion by 2020, according to Gartner. Here's how these physical objects with embedded sensors are already changing city life.

Hi-speed Aussie railroad could spark new smart cities

Backers of a controversial $151 billion high-speed rail plan claim it will be funded by the creation of eight new Australian smart cities.<p>As reported by Australian newspaper The Age, long-sought details are finally emerging about a proposed high-speed rail line between Sydney and Melbourne. The …

Philadelphia preps for its Smart City Challenge

Philadelphia has announced a goal to create a large multi-purpose wireless network — called the “Smart City Challenge” — that will depend on public-private partnerships to address the digital divide and enhance existing operations and services.<p>Site of the upcoming Democratic convention, …

Latest FinTech Trend: Decentralized Blockchain Peer-to-Peer Lending

The digitalization of money and the innovative reinvention of its transfer through newly introduced technologies like the blockchain technology has …

3 workplace trends will dominate the future

The workplace is changing--rapidly. By staying ahead of these trends, you can make sure your business remains the leader of the pack.<p>While the "future of work" may feel like a phrase related to a far more advanced or revolutionary description of the modern workplace, the reality is that workers …

AOL

Chat bot helps out in emergency situations

New York-based 911bot uses Facebook Messenger to report accidents and help users get advice.<p>22 Jul 2016<p>Knowing what to do in an emergency situation …

On Innovation, Entrepreneurialism, and Law: A Conversation with Peter Thiel and Mark A. Lemley | Stanford Law School

Peter Thiel ’92 (BA ’89, BS ’89)<p>Much has already been written about Peter Thiel. In the world of startup dreams and pay-dirt tales, he is one of …

Creating A Gateway For Innovation And Commerce In The Caribbean

In October of 2013, I had the unique privilege of encountering Arianna Huffington in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was there along with other giants including Sir Richard Branson and Paul Pohlman, The CEO of Unilever. It was a life-changing experience and today I'm a proud, Featured Contributor …

UN thinks internet access is a human right

In formal terms, the Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP.) This enables billions of devices to be connected worldwide.<p>Through this network, the Internet delivers a range of services, including inter-linked hypertext documents; …

Human Rights

Edward Snowden Showed Up (via THE INTERNET) at Comic-Con’s ‘Snowden’ Panel

San Diego Comic-Con launched yesterday, and among the day one festivities were a screening and panel discussion of the new big-screen vehicle for …

Surveillance

Blockchain-Driven Smart Grids Can Decentralise the Energy Marketplace

Policy impacts of Blockchain may render net metering redundant<p>Although net metering has led to enormous growth for solar roof-top setups as it …