December 2017


For more than 250 years the fundamental drivers of economic growth have been technological innovations. Each one catalysed waves of opportunities. Like so many other new technologies artificial intelligence (AI) has generated lots of expectations. ‘Is Artificial Intelligence the Solution for Tomorrow’s World?’ Rodney Brooks, the world expert on Robotics and AI, answers this question on pages 4 and 5. There will be new crops of super-companies which may come from geographies that are different from where recent generation of super-growth companies have arisen. On pages 6 and 7 you can experience the way Garry Kasparov underlines how humans will benefit from AI. “The Future Belongs to Human and Computer Collaboration” he says.

Helen Fielding, the creator and author of Bridget Jones, adds on pages 10-12, how hard she feels it is for young people to navigate a world where social media has exploded. It’s more important than ever to emphasise the importance of human qualities rather than how many ‘likes’ you get on Instagram. In any case, the future is waiting for us.

Let’s get excited about what AI can do for us and look forward to integrating it into our lives and businesses. Most of the big opportunities have not yet been tapped!

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