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Mega-trends are developing structural phenomena that will shape the world in the future. They’re mechanisms set in motion by powerful forces such as demographics, climate, new energy sources and healthcare. Mega-trends clearly define what the major socio-economic sectors of the future will be (and which ones will attract the greatest investment). Currently, the most notable mega-trends are smart cities, healthcare, big data and cloud technology, robotics, industrial automation and “green” industry.

Eight essential elements of cybersecurity

Posted on 15.04.2024

On 19 February, the Financial Times reported1 that North Korean cyber criminals were turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to steal funds and cutting-edge technologies from victims around the world. The report stated how hackers targeted global defence, cyber security, and crypto companies by tricking people on popular platforms like LinkedIn.

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How AI is fuelling an iPhone moment for automobiles

Posted on 11.04.2024

Before the iPhone was invented, the function of a mobile phone was limited to making and receiving calls, sending text messages, setting an alarm, and playing snake. The iPhone was not just a cool new gadget, it created an entire new ecosystem of applications for both existing and new businesses. With a few taps on the screen almost anything you desire can show up on your doorstep.

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The five big tech companies dominating Wall Street

Posted on 20.02.2024

Five technology companies dominate the US stock market landscape: which companies are they? Five companies that account for 25% of the value of the S&P 500 Innovation and artificial intelligence (AI) are growth drivers for the economy and, more importantly, for markets. This is evidenced by stock market capitalisation figures in the United States. As Vito Lops points out in Il Sole 24 Ore, 25% of the US market, or the S&P 500 index, is concentrated in five large companies: Microsoft, A ...

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Who wins if Toyota's bet on solid-state batteries pays off?

Posted on 19.02.2024

Toyota made headlines recently with its claims of being on the cusp of manufacturing solid-state batteries at scale – a technology that could prove to be a gamechanger for Electric Vehicles (EVs). If successful, Toyota’s solid-state batteries could give electric vehicles a range of 1,200km – more than twice the range of most battery-powered vehicles – and a charging time of 10 minutes or less.

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Why we liked Bill Gates’ annual letter

Posted on 25.01.2024

We have been writing a lot about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the ways that we believe the topic will continue to evolve as we move into 2024. In 2023, ChatGPT opened the world’s eyes to the topic of AI and the concept of ‘generative AI’. We saw NVIDIA’s incredible business results, as well as some of the world’s largest companies making huge investments in AI and showcasing impressive generative AI models.

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