Season 3 of The Future, This Week is coming next week! Sandra Peter (Sydney Business Insights) and Kai Riemer (Digital Disruption Research Group) meet once a week to put their own spin on news that is impacting the future of business in The Future, This Week.
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Sandra Peter: Coming soon is The Future, This Week Season 3.
Kai Riemer: I'm Kai Riemer.
Sandra: I'm Sandra Peter and we're the hosts of The Future, This Week. Once a week we get together and discuss the news of the week. The most interesting…
Kai: the most ridiculous,
Sandra: the most challenging,
Kai: the weird and the wonderful,
Sandra: the most disappointing news of the week. So let’s start!
Kai: Let’s start!
Sandra: For the past season, we've looked at some big stories:
Sandra and Kai: When intuition saves the world, a global waste blockage, pay with a smile, building the Digital Silk Road, fake reviews, animal tracking and Big Data, Watson’s health problems, the internet of creepy things, and boring innovation.
Sandra: Asked some interesting questions:
Sandra and Kai: Can life compete with Instagram? What’s up with Bitcoin? Privacy, what privacy? And are Digital Natives real?
Sandra: We had a number of stories that kept coming back:
Sandra and Kai: AI is taking over the world, privacy and Artificial Intelligence, regulating AI, regulating AI.
Kai: Obviously we talked a lot about AI, we talked about self-driving cars: Waymo, Uber, Tesla, Baidu.
Sandra: Autonomous cars in California.
Kai: Cities. We talked about moving to the cities to battle climate change, the hyperloop, is Uber changing our cities?
Sandra: City experiments.
Kai: We talked about batteries a surprising number of times.
Sandra: Topics with most potential for 2018:
Sandra and Kai: Quantum computing, will Bitcoin endure? Still haven’t quite caught up with Blockchain, infrastructure, trust in algorithms, 3-D printing, face recognition, machine learning in healthcare, augmented reality and virtual reality, back to batteries.
Kai: And a shitload of other stories that we might see more of:
Sandra and Kai: Companies like the Big Three in the East - BAT (Baidu, Alibaba,Ten Cent), and the Frightful Five in the West (Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook). Skype, Snapchat, Whatsapp, WeChat, home automation, voice assistants, and Ebay.
Sandra: It's really been a whole lot of fun. (LAUGHTER )
Kai: (MAKES BEEPING NOISE) That’s valuable information for our listeners.
Sandra: Is the ringing in my ear or in the room?
Kai: It’s in your head. Do you want to take the call? (LAUGHTER)
Sandra: See you soon on Season 3 of The Future, This Week.
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Kai: See you next week.