One of the highlights at the recent CB Insights Future of Fintech conference, was a fireside chat between Nathaniel Popper, a business journalist for the New York Times & author of Digital Gold, and Fred Wilson, the prominent venture capitalist and co-founder of Union Square Ventures (USV). During the conversation, Wilson stated, “startups that go […]Read more "CVC-Startups partnerships: A “deal with the devil”?"
This post is an introduction to a recently published (October 2015) report, titled: The International-Law Dimension of Autonomous Weapons Systems, by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the international policy analysis group. Since the publication of my post, “How spending 5 years in the French Foreign Legion helped me find direction“, I have been contacted by a number of people […]Read more "Autonomous Weapons and International Law"
An update from my article on LinkedIn with the same title: Published on July 7, 2015 The situation of youth inequality in Europe is in a paradoxical state. While most of the youth in Europe are informed and educated, a large population remains jobless. In this post we will review some recent research conducted by myself and my […]Read more "Fighting Technological Unemployment with Technology"
In the past 6 months, Yanis Varoufakis has been mentioned everywhere. Whether its rocking up at Number 10 in biker boots or posing near the Eiffel tower for Paris Match, the former finance minster of Greece is probably single handedly responsible for illuminating the world about the ongoing Greek tragedy through his unconventional methods of governance and […]Read more "Yanis Varoufakis’s first interview since his resignation"
Understanding the Divide Europe has been in the throes of a digital divide since the turn of the century. Current policies related to entrepreneurship and organizational structures were written at a time when large companies were regarded as permanent fixtures in the economy, and where workers tended to stay with one employer for many years. This […]Read more "The Fish Rots from the Head: Europe’s Digital Divide."
Last September, a video made by Nature magazine that I had also posted on my blog, went viral. The video showed our planets’ position in our galaxy which is part of a super cluster of galaxies called the Laniakea super cluster. This question of where in the universe is the Milky Way, was answered by a group of astrophysicists […]Read more "LANIAKEA: How they modeled the Immeasurable Heavens"
If you have often wondered about the threat of Artificial Intelligence, the movie Ex-Machina, does nothing to dispel you fears. Prior to movie’s release, I had the opportunity to read Prof. Nick Bostrom’s “SuperIntelligence”, which also warns about the threat of AI and forces the reader to contemplate on the effect these technologies will have on the human […]Read more "The Basic A.I. Drives – Understanding the threat of Artificial General Intelligence"