The currency on the "free" Internet? It’s our attention, according to bestselling author and Columbia Professor, Tim Wu. In a video, he explains how the advertising industry attacks our ability to concentrate.
Why a “good feeling” lowers equality of opportunity
To improve equality of opportunity, utilize structured job interviews, says behavioural economist Christina Gravert. Experienced HR professionals in particular often overestimate their knowledge of human nature, and prejudices affect the recruitment process.
AI is becoming increasingly human, especially in terms of linguistic interaction. MIT researcher Aleksandra Przegalinska studies the communication between humans and bots. She will speak at the GDI’s 15th European Trend Day, and discusses her research in this video.
In the Chinese market, “there is this willingness to try new things”, says Fung Academy’s Richard Kelly. In a video interview with the GDI, he discusses the innovation differences between Asian and Western economies.
Open-mindedness, not fear: New technologies for greater prosperity
According to economics professor John Van Reenen, productivity improves society's prosperity; he describes in a video how new technologies, management practices, and more sophisticated data application can increase productivity.