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Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

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To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they control it, wish to influence its direction - Theodore Zeldin

Technology

What's Changing? - Artificial Intelligence

AI

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is typically defined as the ability of a machine to perform cognitive functions we associate with human minds, such as perceiving, reasoning, learning, interacting with the environment, problem solving, and even exercising creativity. Examples of technologies that enable AI to solve business problems are robotics and autonomous vehicles, computer vision, language, virtual agents, and machine learning.

 

Please see below recent artificial intelligence (AI)-related change.

 

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What's Changing? - Education

Education

 

Please see recent education-related change below.

 

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August 2018

 

What's Changing? - Automation

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Please see below selected recent automation-related change,

 

See also: On Automation

 

July 2018

What's Happening? - AI: at WEF 2017

As business opportunities for artificial intelligence multiply, how can industry leaders design the principles and technical standards into their products that benefit society as a whole? Dimensions addressed by the panel included: data ecosystems for privacy and security, algorithms for greater social inclusion and institutions to build trust among stakeholders.

What Might Happen? - 2025
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Halcyon In Future 31 October 2016

In 20 Forecasts for 2011-2025, World Future Society identified breakthroughs most likely to affect work, investments, and family life over the next 15 years.

What Happened? - Technology

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PPlease see below selected pre-2016 intelligence about technology. This is a synthesis of major recent developments at competitors, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers.

December 2015

 

  • KPMG released its Fintech 100report, a collaborative effort with fintech investment firm, H2 Ventures. The report identified the leading 50 ‘Established’ fintech companies across the globe, and 50 ‘Emerging Stars’. Fintech is now truly a global sector – The list is comprised of 40 US companies, 20 from EMEA, 18 from the UK and 22 from Asia Pacific. China fintech leads the world – ZhongAn, a Chinese company tops this year’s list, and there are seven Chinese fintech companies on the list (with six in the 50 Established list). Payments is at most risk of disruption - Fintech growth in payments, currencies and transactions sees these segments of fintech now representing 25% of the Fintech 100, a substantial uplift on last year. Insurance finds its fintech footing - The top 2 companies on the list are insurance fintechs (with 7 overall, compared to none last year). Shift from disruptors to enablers – 25 ‘enablers’ (service providers to financial companies) this year, compared to 7 last year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's Happening? - Digital

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 Please see below selected recent intelligence about the ongoing digital revolution.

 

Q3 (July-August-September) 2016

 

June 2016