Please see below selected recent emerging markets-related change. (Until mid-2018 the focus was primarily on Africa.)
Please see below selected recent ethics-related change.
See also: Halcyon Ethics Headlines
- Google announced it would not bid for the US Defense Department cloud computing contract JEDI, potentially worth $10bn. Google explained that the company would not bid because “we couldn’t be assured that it would align with our AI Principles”. Google is one of many companies considering the ethical questions surrounding artificial intelligence. Read more from CB Insights about how tech companies are confronting ethics in AI here.
Please see below selected recent risk-related change.
See also; Halcyon Risk Headlines
- Top risks identified by Athena, Shaping Tomorrow's robot included increasing use of plastics entering food chains, faults in and attacks on software, intensifying competition, climate change affecting farming, disease spread, particularly increasing diabetes, uncertainties surrounding the continued burning of fossil fuels and rapidly growing use of scarce resources to cope with burgeoning demand from global populations' increased wealth and needs.
Halcyon tracked compelling change throughout 2017.
In addition, Human Progress, which tracks technological, medical and scientific improvements that make the lives of ordinary people better, shared the improvements that most caught its attention in 2017, doubtless only a tiny fraction of all the advances humanity made last year: