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MIT Science & Technology Conference 2018

Mishaal Ashemimry leads a discussion on the latest technology in new space, and how her company responded to the challenges of operating in this environment, touching on design, testing, funding, and operations. Published by SciTech MIT on April 20, 2018.

Advanced Weaponry

Technology Disruption

Facebook took 3.5 years to acquire 50 million customers, Whatsapp took 15 months, Angry Birds took 15 days. By 2025, 2 billion people will have their first banking experience on their smart phone. 80% of these people will never walk in a bank branch. Disruption across various industries and in different ways and as an island nation could this be an opportunity? Vidia Mooneegan is considered a pioneer of the Mauritius IT-BPO industry.  He is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Ceridian, a cloud Human Capital Management software and services company.  He is responsible for the Mauritius operations which employs some 800 associates. Vidia’s experience includes engaging partners globally to provide sourcing solutions.  He has served as President of the outsourcing association of Mauritius and is a council member of Business Mauritius. His has worked for TNT Business Solutions, Schlumberger Oilfield Services and Arthur Andersen, UK. Published by TEDX on June 16, 2016.


Disruptive Technology Symposium 2019: What’s the Next Big Tech Trend?

From AI to mobility, leading figures at the Goldman Sachs Disruptive Technology Symposium in London were asked what they see as the next big technology trend of the future. Published by Goldman Sachs on April 16, 2019.

Future Warfare

TRADOC Mad Scientist 2017

Supply and Manufacturing

Deepfakes: Is This Video Even Real?

In the video Op-Ed above, Claire Wardle responds to growing alarm around “deepfakes” — seemingly realistic videos generated by artificial intelligence. First seen on Reddit with pornographic videos doctored to feature the faces of female celebrities, deepfakes were made popular in 2018 by a fake public service announcement featuring former President Barack Obama. Words and faces can now be almost seamlessly superimposed. The result: We can no longer trust our eyes. In June, the House Intelligence Committee convened a hearing on the threat deepfakes pose to national security. And platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are contemplating whether, and how, to address this new disinformation format. It’s a conversation gaining urgency in the lead-up to the 2020 election. Yet deepfakes are no more scary than their predecessors, “shallowfakes,” which use far more accessible editing tools to slow down, speed up, omit or otherwise manipulate context. The real danger of fakes — deep or shallow — is that their very existence creates a world in which almost everything can be dismissed as false. Published by The New York Times on August 14, 2019.