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    The Tech Journal EP04 - Interview with Jeff Herbst, NVIDIA

    Welcome to the 4th episode of The Tech Journal. My name is Mark van Rijmenam, and I am The Digital Speaker. In this series, I project my digital twin into cyberspace to bring you the latest-and-greatest from the digital world. I cover all the latest digital news, from blockchain and crypto to quantum computing and AI. I also always try to take it a step further and look into what these digital innovations mean for our personal and professional lives. That’s why, today we are taking a different approach and I will be interviewing Jeff Herbst, Nvidia Vice President of Business [...]

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    The Digital Speaker series - The Tech Journal - Episode 03

    Hello everyone and welcome to the Tech Journal. My name is Mark van Rijmenam, and I am the Digital Speaker. In this series, I project my digital twin into cyberspace to bring you the latest-and-greatest from the digital world. I cover all the latest digital news, from blockchain and crypto through to quantum computing and AI. I also always try to take it a step further and look into what these digital innovations mean for our personal and professional lives. Let's take a quick look at what I’m covering on today's show. Amazon finds itself in hot water with the EU after potentially [...]

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    The Impact of MuZero and How AI Could Change Strategy Making

    Until a few years ago, the only AI agent capable of strategy making was OpenAI’s multi-agent system. OpenAI Five was capable of playing the complex strategy game Dota2 at superhuman levels. While the OpenAI Five engineers coded the various features, rules and reward functions of the game, it learned by playing against itself; 180 years per day. It was a remarkable experience in collaboration and strategy making by an AI agent.  Recently, the engineers of Deepmind went a step further in the development of a general-purpose algorithm.  Five years in the making, starting with AlphaGo in[...]

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    The Digital Speaker Series: Tech Journal - Episode 02

    Welcome to the second episode of The Digital Speaker series (you can watch the first episode here). Today I’m coming to you from live inside the digital world. While the actual Mark may have recorded this before, I, Mark’s digital clone, am live code, and right now, this very second, am being brought to life by 1s and 0s inside cyberspace. Through this miracle of digital evolution, I am going to discuss the latest digital advancements from the comfort of inside the digital world. From blockchain and crypto through to quantum computing and AI, I aim to keep you in the forever turning [...]

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    The Digital Speaker Series: The Tech Journal - Episode 01

    Organizations should not only do digital but should be digital. Since you should practice what you preach, I have become digital myself. As The Digitial Speaker, my digital twin has launched the Tech Journal. While I may look like a rogue sentient AI that's created its own show, I assure you I am as every bit as human as you are. I am here in digital form to cover the digital world from inside the digital world. On today's show, we will cover how quantum computing will change the future, but that future may be closer than you think. Cybernetic implants are leaving the pages of science [...]

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    The Top Five Strategic Technology Trends for 2021 – The Year of Digitalism

    If there is one thing that 2020 taught us, forecasting which trends would define the next year remains a challenge. Very few would have believed me if I had written that by mid-2020, the majority of organisations would work from home. Nevertheless, several of the trends I predicted last year, in what I called the Year of Convergence, appeared to be correct. First of all, 5G did indeed go mainstream with the majority of smartphone producers now having released a 5G phone. According to a recent Huawei conference, there are already 130 million 5G users. Many organisations are experimenting [...]

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    Why Polkadot Will be a Catalyst for Decentralised Apps

    Before September 2020, Polkadot was virtually unknown to the ordinary investors. By November 2020, it had a market cap of $5 billion. It has become the biggest conversation in blockchain technology. There are several good reasons for the massive interest in this blockchain. Top of these reasons is that it holds great promise in the push towards decentralised apps, including decentralised finance (DeFi). What is Polkadot? Polkadot is an open-source multichain that facilitates interoperability between other blockchains. It allows the cross-blockchain transfer of tokens, data, and any type [...]

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    Algorithmic Management: What is It (And What’s Next)?

    The growth of the “gig economy” in recent years has revolutionised the way that millions of people work. Proponents argue that the gig economy gives people more flexibility and opportunities and lowers barriers of entry to the labour market, while detractors say that it erodes workplace regulations and standards while encouraging businesses to treat workers as increasingly disposable. No matter which side of the debate you fall on, it’s clear that the gig economy is here to stay. But with more and more people signing up for these flexible and freelance work arrangements, how can [...]

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    How to Build a Customer-Centric Supply Chain

    The pandemic has shown how vulnerable our supply chains are. A small interruption can bring a supply chain to a halt, which in today’s fast-paced world, is simply not acceptable. Customers are always expecting their product to arrive on time when ordered, and any delay in the supply chain can have significant consequences for organisations. What today’s supply chains require is speed, agility and flexibility to respond quickly to changes in demand. The pandemic has shown us that demand and requirements can change rapidly, and those organisations that were not able to easily switch their[...]

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    The Supply Chain of Tomorrow Will Be Flexible, Efficient and Resilient

    In today’s complex world, it is short of a miracle how we have been able to create global supply chains that move products across the globe at breakneck speed. However, the current pandemic has also shown how vulnerable our global supply chains are.  Those companies who had not updated their supply chain to the digital era before the start of this pandemic faced a lot more difficulties in adjusting to the new normal than those companies with a digitally optimised supply chain. Digital has become a prerequisite for supply chains. Last week, I spoke with Pieter Van den Broecke – [...]

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