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.
The 5P’s of a Self-Sovereign Identity
My latest article:
Increasingly, big data is invading consumers’ lives and affecting their privacy because the web has become such a centralised platform. A solution to this might be the incorporation of a self-sovereign identity; an identity that is owned and controlled by the person or the device that created it. A self-sovereign identity can be defined by the 5P’s. As a result of self-sovereign identities, consumers will become black boxes for organisations, and only the consumer will determine what data will be shared with an organisation. A paradigm shift for organisations that should start to prepare for it today.
Three Useful Nuggets of Information
My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.
1. Alexa is getting smarter and emotional.
Amazon is making Alexa more sensitive to emotions and more alert for trouble, including a smoke alarm or breaking glass. The new feature, called Alexa Guard, will also be able to detect frustration in a person’s voice, making Alexa a lot smarter and emotional. (Wired)
2. The world’s first autonomous tram is launched in Germany.
The city of Potsdam has launched a world’s first: a fully autonomous tram. Trams often operate in high-pedestrian areas, where everything can happen. So, an AI-driven tram, developed by Siemens, is a remarkable achievement. (The Guardian)
3. Japan landed two rovers on an Astroid and took a selfie.
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has managed to deploy two landers on an astroid’s surface and while doing so, took an awesome selfie, sort of. The spacecraft took a picture of its own shadow on the object’s surface. (Gizmodo)