The f(x) = e^x | data storytelling and a Chinese supercomputer

The f(x) = e^x | data storytelling and a Chinese supercomputer
👋 Hi, I am Mark. I am a strategic futurist and innovation keynote speaker. I advise governments and enterprises on emerging technologies such as AI or the metaverse. My subscribers receive a free weekly newsletter on cutting-edge technology.

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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Data Storytelling and Visualisation: A Practical Approach

My latest article:

Data storytelling and visualisation are two key methods of communicating with customers. They can help customers understand the value of your products and services and, for industries like insurance or finance, also their risks and exposures.

Data storytelling and visualisations are an essential part of business. However, it is more than just telling a story with numbers—it is about influencing compellingly with the correct data to create a connection and commitment with your audience and potential customers.

In this article, I take a deep dive into data storytelling and visualisations using a practical lens by exploring what it means for the insurance industry.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. China taking the lead again in supercomputing.

Although OceanLight, a Chinese supercomputer with exascale capabilities, had previously failed to find its way onto the Top500 list of fastest machines in the world, it has once again surged back into prominence as one of just three finalists for this year’s Gordon Bell Prize—also known as the Nobel Prize of Supercomputing. (Tom’s Hardware)

2. Google tries to build robots like you and me.

Google researchers recently challenged a robot to build its own burger from plastic toy ingredients. While that robot won't immediately take over for human line cooks, it demonstrates Google's growing expertise in artificial intelligence. (Washington Post)

3. Demand for blockchain developers is growing fast, really fast.

The first half of 2022 was rough for cryptocurrencies, but it did not slow down the growth of blockchain. According to a survey collaboration by LinkedIn and OKX—a digital trading platform—the number of individuals working in the blockchain sector increased almost 80% annually as June 2022 approached. (VettaFi)

32 Metaverse Thought Leaders to Follow - Including Me 😃

The metaverse is a fascinating new technological advancement that will change the way we work & live in the coming years. Onalytica compiled a list of 32 metaverse experts and thought leaders to follow, and they included me. Yay! (Onalytica)


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