What are the big trends to look out for in 2018? Analyst Azeem Azhar shares his predictions, from crypto to AI
What new tech should we look out for in 2018? What will be the political impact of cyberattacks, bitcoin and AI-assisted fake news? And, just as importantly, how are we going to cope?
To discuss these questions, and more, we’re joined by entrepreneur, strategist and investor Azeem Azhar, author of the Exponential View newsletter, where he recently published his predictions for 2018.
Azhar assesses the shape of things to come in five areas: investment and startups; AI and its implications; blockchain and crypto; new tech; and politics, where he discusses the broader redesign necessary if the political system is going to cope with repeated, increasingly rapid shocks.
Of course, if 2017 taught us anything, it’s that predictions aren’t worth very much, so these should be taken with a pinch of salt. But with 2018 s starting in a burst of security flaws, crypto chaos and massive AI investment, they’re already looking surprisingly accurate…