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Dr Mark van Rijmenam

The f(x) = ex

Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = ex, which is the (natural) exponential function.

Recently, my new book was published - The Organisation of Tomorrow. In the book, I discuss how AI, blockchain and analytics turn your business into a data organisation. If you are interested in the book, you can download a preview of the book here. If you have already read my book, a review on Amazon would be much appreciated!
7 Blockchain Challenges to be Solved before Large-Scale Deployment
My latest article:
Blockchain is a promising technology. However, it faces numerous challenges that could affect its adoption and deployment across organisations. Scalability and a lack of speed, talent and standards and other challenges could slow down both its implementation and the development of new blockchain applications. This would negatively affect the development of new organisational forms such as decentralised autonomous organisations. Despite these challenges, there have been dozens of new applications in almost every industry that apply distributed ledger technologies and benefit from this fundamental technology.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.
1. Is NASA moving into blockchain?
This week, NASA posted a job post online seeking for a data scientist with blockchain and cryptocurrency skills. This is not the first venture into blockchain for NASA, in 2018 they announced funding for an autonomous spacecraft that made its decisions using blockchain. (TNW)

2. America’s top 50 of AI companies.
Artificial intelligence is rapidly infiltrating every industry, offering revolutionary products that, until recently, would seem like magic. However, there is a lot of hype, which is why Forbes developed a list of the most innovative AI companies in the USA. (Forbes)

3. Porsche brings a VR experience to its cars.
Gone are the days of watching a simple DVD in the back of a car. In the near future, Porsche owners can provide their passengers with a neat VR experience while driving. The VR will follow the vehicle's motions to offer a better experience, which can also help cut down on motion sickness. (CNET)
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— Mark
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