In our blog, we will share some research insights relating the disengagement of our financial and economic system. Our Capitalism model is trapped in Prisoner’s Dilemma; 45 years after the end of the Bretton Woods global central banks have manipulated the cost of risk in a competition of currencies’ devaluation resulting in a dangerous build-up in debt and leverage, lower risk premiums, income disparity, and greater probability of tail events on both sides of the return distribution. We all take part in this game and we can try to understand what is happening behind the scenes.

Billionaire Masayoshi Son–not Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg–has the most audacious vision for an AI-powered utopia where machines control how we live. And he’s spending hundreds of billions of dollars to realize it. Are you ready to live in Masa World?


October 17, 2018

Advanced processors customized for AI are converging with novel self-learning algorithms and robotics to take machine learning to the next level. The developments may disrupt incumbent chip producers while opening a potential door for China to build out its own semicon...

Most coverage of the mounting US-China strategic tensions has focused on tariff threats.Equally significant are moves by the US to choke off Chinese investments in the US technology sector. These moves are part of a strategy to ensure that China can’t catch up to the U...

The interplay between technology and work has always been a hot topic.

While technology has typically created more jobs than it has destroyed on a historical basis, Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes that this context rarely stops people from believing that thing...

“The spring of investment has come,” declares a banner hanging over Zhongguancun Inno Way, a pedestrian walkway tucked behind the high-rise superstores of Beijing’s high-tech electronics zone in the city’s northwest. Twenty-somethings bustle by clutching coffee and tak...

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China is creating Kafka's nightmare world as the perfection of centralized control of its citizenry.

China is rapidly building out a Total Surveillance State on a scale that far surpasses any government surveillance program in the West. The scope of this surveillance is...

Artificial intelligence (AI) is seen as both a boon and a threat. It uses our personal data to influence our lives without us realising it. It is used by social media to draw our attention to things we are interested in buying, and by our tablets and computers to predi...

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