Most of us lock our doors and close our curtains at night. We are aware of the physical threats to our privacy and security, and take great measures to protect them. If we think of our digital privacy as a house however, we are far less diligent. In many ways, we’ve left the doors unlocked and curtains open.
In the age of hypersonic-weapons, 5G communication, AI (artificial intelligence) competition and weapons programs that produce weapon strikes in under an hour (such as the US military’s Prompt Global Strike, or PGS, which can deliver accurate weapons to any place on earth within 60 minutes), space only seems to be the next frontier.
The acrimony between the United States and China has a technological aspect that could lead to a faceoff. This is the result of the underdog Chinese industries challenging the established American industrial complex. The winner of this standoff will dictate global economic activity for the foreseeable future.
Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) have played an important role in exacerbating climate change. Within GHGs, carbon dioxide retains a special place due to its sheer volume and effects on climate change. In order to meet the Paris Climate Change Agreement goal of keeping the rise of the global average temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius
PIN verification will soon become a thing of the past. Thanks to advances in fingerprint biometric technology, the reality of being able to authenticate a payment with a simple touch of the finger is set to explode across the globe. Whilst some countries remain conservative in terms of adopting this technology
The UK’s retail banking sector has a crucial role to play in ensuring individuals across the UK have access to the finance they need. Consequently, customers require the retail banking industry to be consistent and reliable, a mandate that was left lacking after a report by Which?
The ability to track and visualise data lineage is becoming increasingly important in financial services. When valuing portfolios or modelling risk, or investigating referential data in regulatory reporting, firms need to trace data back to its source, demonstrate who has looked at it, what quality verification it has undergone and what tests it has passed.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, there is nothing certain but death and taxes.” I’d like to add one intertwined level of certainty – the modern staple. In fact, staples are killing worker productivity and they’re a major part of our tax process.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR) will turn the power sector (PS) into a Blue Ocean Strategy market, and investors will have to adapt accordingly. (Blue Ocean Strategy focuses on capturing untapped demand through the creation of new products that make the competition irrelevant.)
It is nearly 50 years since the introduction of the Equal Pay Act, yet the gender pay gap persists. The UK tech industry is no better than other traditionally male-dominated industries, with Mercer reporting that men in high-tech companies earn 25 per cent more than women, compared to the gap in the UK overall of 18 per cent.