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) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.

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The Top Seven Technology Trends for 2020

My latest article:

We have reached the end of 2019 and just like in previous years, I am looking ahead to see what organisations can expect next year. I believe 2020 will be exciting as ever when it comes to technology. As I said before, we live in exponential times and the more various technologies converge, the more exciting the opportunities become. Thanks to this convergence, intelligent applications and solutions become available, and organisations can increase productivity, become smarter, more agile, automated and eventually also more humane. The convergence of technologies will kick-start the third decade, and the results of it will be felt in the years to come. Therefore, 2020 will be the Year of Convergence.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. Can research develop AI that behaves?

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Stanford claim they’ve developed an algorithmic framework that guarantees AI won’t misbehave. (TNW)

2. What is a month without a major data breach?

There we go again... Here's the next jumbo data leak, complete with #Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles: 1.2 billion records found exposed online in a single server. When will organisations learn? (Wired)

3. Is a quantum winter around the corner?

A significant amount of investment has gone into quantum software companies, which are designing algorithms and programs for devices that don’t yet exist. (Singularity Hub)