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

Halcyon's forthcoming 52:52:52 campaign on Twitter will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

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

2018

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? - Identity

Identity

 

Please see below selected recent identity-related change.

 

See also: Halcyon Identity Headlines

 

August 2018

  • Why do some countries fall apart, often along their ethnic fault lines, while others have held together over decades and centuries, despite governing a diverse population as well? Why is it, in other words, that nation-building succeeded in some places while it failed in others, asked Aeon? 

 

July 2018

What's Changing? - Emerging Markets

Development

 

Please see below selected recent emerging markets-related change. (Until mid-2018 the focus was primarily on Africa.)

 

August 2018

What's Changing? - Privacy

Privacy

 

Please see below selected recent privacy-related change.

 

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August 2018

 

What's Changing? - Trade

Trade

 

Please see below key recent developments concerning trade:

 

August 2018

  • Figures released by the OECD report that a large repatriation of earnings by US parent companies has contributed to a substantial fall in global foreign direct investment (FDI) outflows. These figures show that in the first quarter of 2018 global outflows fell by 44% from $US242bn to $US136bn. 

 

July 2018