For A Better Future, “Think like an Owner, Be an Owner”

For A Better Future, “Think like an Owner, Be an Owner”

For A Better Future, “Think like an Owner, Be an Owner” $GOOGL, $AMZN, $MCD, $DIS The Big Q: Will our future be more like Star Trek, or Blade Runner? One is an optimistic future where mankind explores the stars. Energy is near limitless, and can be converted into matter, making material needs easily fulfilled. The other is […]

On Hospitality: Rotana CEO Omer Kaddouri

On Hospitality: Rotana CEO Omer Kaddouri

On Hospitality: Rotana CEO Omer Kaddouri As Abu Dhabi hotel group Rotana celebrates its 25th Anniversary, Omer Kaddouri explains why the last  have been the toughest yet When UAE hotel group Rotana opened its 1st property in Y 1993, a year after its founding, the Gulf hotel market was unrecognizable from the glittering towers and […]

Robots to Serve and Entertain

Robots to Serve and Entertain

Robots to Serve and Entertain More than 50 companies are showcasing a new generation of robots at this week’s Shanghai CES electronics show, built to serve as companions at home, attendants at shopping malls or just provide entertainment. Chinese companies including Shenzhen-based startup Aelos Robotic Inc. are displaying robots with heightened dexterity and skills. Beijing’s […]

Should Robots Be Taxed If They Take People’s Jobs?

Should Robots Be Taxed If They Take People’s Jobs?

Should Robots Be Taxed If They Take People’s Jobs? $GOOGL, $AMZN Economist Robert Shiller says that just “maybe” robots should be taxed if they end up taking away jobs from hard-working Americans. Professor Shiller argued that there has been a flood of innovations that make life easier for people, yet eliminate the human element, such […]

Humans Vs Robots: Humans are Better at Some Stuff

Humans Vs Robots: Humans are Better at Some Stuff

Humans Vs Robots: Humans are Better at Some Stuff Robots are coming for all our jobs, but we’ve still got the edge in a few key areas. McKinsey’s new report on the future of automation notes that humans are better than robots at: spotting new patterns, logical reasoning, creativity, coordination between multiple agents, natural language […]

Abu Dhabi in Talks to Invest in $100-B SoftBank’s Vision Fund

Abu Dhabi in Talks to Invest in $100-B SoftBank’s Vision Fund

Abu Dhabi in Talks to Invest in $100-B SoftBank’s Vision Fund $SFTBY, $AAPL, $ORCL, $DB, $UBS Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is a major backer of the fund Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund is said to be among the parties in talks to invest in Japanese telecoms group SoftBank’s (OTCMKT:SFTBY)$100-B technology fund. The FT cited people […]

China, International Investors Confident about Economic Transformation

China, International Investors Confident about Economic Transformation

China, International Investors Confident about Economic Transformation The Fourth Industrial Revolution is driven by the increasing use of digital technologies and highly intelligent robots in the leading world economies. International investors are confident about China’s economic transformation, believing it can bring them good opportunities. Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing World Economic Forum in […]