A look at how the world’s biggest digital heist is still ongoing, why we might be reaching peak screen and what happens when robots replace humans. Our weekly round-up of provoking thoughts, penetrating insights and digital curiosities.
Digital heists and currency scandals
Wired goes inside the crypto world’s biggest scandal, while The New York Times reports on venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz’s decision to double down on cryptocurrency bets by setting up a $300m investment fund focused exclusively on Bitcoin inspired projects.
Capitalism in the age of robots
The New York Times also looks at whether or not the world is reaching ‘peak screen’ and what the implications of such an apex might be. The BBC reports on Wimbledon’s partnership with IBM to use artificial intelligence to help edit its highlights reels. Elsewhere The Financial Times mulls the question of societal organisation in a world of robots, digging into fascinating work presented by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, entitled: Capitalism in the age of robots.
Fintech apps and flush female founders
The Columbia Business School delves into a four year study that demonstrates how finance apps can help to boost savings levels, while Buzzfeed News reports on what it considers to be the tech sector’s most unlikely comeback – Twitter.
The Harvard Business Review reports on a survey that shows that female company founders are (finally) paying themselves more and Reuters reports on the White House’s decision to use a review panel to curb Chinese tech investments
See also: Analysing the megatrends: Fintech, China and banking transparency