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technology | Apr 22nd, 2020

Can AR Have a Positive Effect on Society? Helen Papagiannis Explores for the World Economic Forum

AR is a great marketing tool and storytelling platform. But does it have greater capabilities for society, especially during a time of crisis? Augmented Reality expert Helen Papagiannis says yes. In her new article for the World Economic Forum, she reveals how the technology can help us overcome... Continue Reading →
technology | Mar 20th, 2020

AR Expert Helen Papagiannis Explores How Technology Can Offer a Form of ‘Virtual Tourism’ During Self-Isolation

From our overworked healthcare system, to the forced closures of restaurants, bars, and shops, it’s clear that the COVID-19 pandemic will have dire effects on the global economy— and perhaps no industry will be harder hit than travel and tourism. Helen Papagiannis shares how AR and VR can offer... Continue Reading →
technology | Mar 2nd, 2020

Ask a Webby Judge: AR Specialist Helen Papagiannis Talks Innovation, Trends, and the Internet Community

Dubbed the “The Internet’s Highest Honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards are the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. One of this year’s judges, Helen Papagiannis—a Lavin speaker and world-leading AR specialist—sat down for a spotlight interview.  “I’m... Continue Reading →
technology | Feb 7th, 2020

AI Pioneer Radhika Dirks Discusses Technology’s Disconnect from Humanity in New TEDx Talk

 Scientific study was born out of a desire to answer big, philosophical questions on the meaning of life. When scientists and technologists forget this nascent connection, says Radhika Dirks, they run the risk of creating without considering the ethical implications of their work. In her TEDx talk,... Continue Reading →
technology | Jan 14th, 2020

Pushing Tech Forward: WIRED’s Nicholas Thompson Explores How We Can Learn From Our Mistakes

Technology has undoubtedly transformed our lives—for better and for worse. In his latest essay, WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson investigates the mistakes we’ve made in the name of tech, and how we can push forward and rebuild what we broke.  “For several years now, we've been living in a... Continue Reading →
technology | Jan 6th, 2020

Fast Company Names Antisocial and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism to Their Must-Read Books on Tech for 2020

Looking back on the decade, it’s easy to pinpoint key tech developments that sparked a massive shift in society and the economy—not the least of which is social media. And leading business publication Fast Company knows better than most what those changes mean—so naturally, they chose Andrew... Continue Reading →
technology | Dec 20th, 2019

Optimizing Tech for Human Flourishing: Digital Theorist Douglas Rushkoff Featured on CBC

Once upon a time, technology was lauded for its potential to bring people together and strengthen human bonds. Today, our ability to connect is being threatened by destructive online forces that profit when we’re divided into increasingly smaller, radicalized groups. Featured on CBC Radio’s Ideas... Continue Reading →
technology | Nov 26th, 2019

The AI Effect Podcast with Amber Mac is Honored with Innovative Media Award

The CMA Gala—Canada’s #1 Marketing Awards event—celebrates the outstanding work created in partnership between client and agency. This year, The AI Effect podcast—produced by Accenture and hosted by Amber Mac—took home the Silver Prize in the Innovative Media Category.  Season two of The AI... Continue Reading →
technology | Nov 8th, 2019

Designing a Better Future: Tech Virtuoso David Rose Joins Epam Continuum as Resident Futurist

AR technologies have the potential to become our companions and coaches in everyday life. At least, that’s the opinion of David Rose—MIT lecturer, author, and former VP of Vision Technology at Warby Parker. Now, as Resident Futurist at Epam Continuum, Rose helps seamlessly integrate cutting-edge... Continue Reading →
technology | Nov 4th, 2019

WIRED Editor Nicholas Thompson Explores Facebook's Alarming Potential to Disable Democracy

As the Editor-in-Chief of WIRED, Nicholas Thompson published two critical exposés on one of the world’s largest and most influential companies: Facebook. Now, in a conversation with WeTransfer’s President Damian Bradfield, Thomspon discusses the backlash the company has faced for their... Continue Reading →
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