The post 4th Industrial Revolution economy

The world around us is changing rapidly and almost every single business model is impacted by the new digital economy. The meteoric rise of the Big Tech firms has established them as the dominant new business models in the post 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) economy. Apple, Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Microsoft,…

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Disrupting terrorist social media activity

In June 2017, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft announced the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). The aim of this industry-led initiative is to disrupt the terrorist exploitation of its services. Recently, GIFCT members hailed the achievements of its first year of operations. But, while this…

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Biased algorithms

A while back we looked into why a Google image search for "unprofessional hair" gave distinctively different results to a search for "professional hair". Despite others, who looked into the same exercise, putting the blame solely on Google's search algorithm for being "racist", a…

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