DISCUSSION In the news this week October 22nd 2018

by Michael Wise _______28th October 2018

Dear Readers,

Here are a few articles published in the last few days (W/C October 22nd 2018) that address issues – such as corporate governance, sustainability, financial inclusion, mental health, tech and AI – that Tomorrow’s Company thinks business should seek to fully engage with if it is truly to become a force for good in society.


The TC team

‘Nick Clegg is perfect for Facebook’ https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/10/nick-clegg-is-perfect-for-facebook/

‘I’m worried Artificial Intelligence could make us stupid,’ says Dr Michael Mosley https://dailym.ai/2PdT04f

Letter to the Sunday Times: ‘Boards are growing too distant from their operations’ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/patisserie-valerie-the-ingredients-for-reform-603gcshhs

Digital ethics and privacy will be key trends in tech in 2019 says Gartner. So now big tech has learned how to spell ethics, how many more years will it take for them to understand what it really means? https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/16/gartner-picks-digital-ethics-and-privacy-as-a-strategic-trend-for-2019/?guccounter=1

Rest, idleness, and leisure are essential parts of a well-functioning mind. Not only is it inherently good for wellbeing & mental health, but also essential for true creativity & deep thought. Great article by Chris_Bailey. https://buff.ly/2O9UHjt

Firms told to improve corporate reporting standards http://www.cityam.com/266691/firms-told-improve-corporate-reporting-standards

DVDs have had their day as shoppers go skimpy and sustainable https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/oct/23/dvds-have-had-their-day-as-shoppers-go-skimpy-and-sustainable?CMP=share_btn_tw

Artificial intelligence, search technologies, and cancer care http://thefuturescentre.org/articles/220584/artificial-intelligence-search-technologies-and-cancer-care

Ideas for developing greater financial inclusion and resilience by developing a different way to talk about money. Here’s some practical action business can take http://bit.ly/2CnOAkk