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Beyond Technology And Data at DLD17

Digitalization comes with both - possibilities and challenges. In this talk Ian Goldin, Timotheus Hoettges and Niko Mohr will navigate through the fields of automation and AI. They will discuss how
More and more Indians are lying on their CVs to find work

More and more Indians are lying on their CVs to find work

Indian job seekers are getting crafty to get ahead. In the last financial year, 15 in every 100 resumes have shown a mismatch in the…
Tanzania’s anti-corruption government is stifling the “Swahili Wikileaks”

Tanzania’s anti-corruption government is stifling the “Swahili Wikileaks”

Dar es Salaam Maxence Melo is a man who knows the insides of Tanzania’s courthouses all too well. In 2017 alone, he has appeared in…

How Digitization May Help to Improve Your HR Strategy

HR evolution through this decade is stunning; it transformed from a department in a company with the responsibility to recruit, train and manage employees to a complex system. This system is
56,000 layoffs and counting: India’s IT bloodbath this year may just be the start

56,000 layoffs and counting: India’s IT bloodbath this year may just be the start

For Indian techies, 2017 was the stuff of nightmares. One of the top employment generators until a few years ago, India’s $160 billion IT industry…
A digitizing David takes on photo-scanning Goliath

A digitizing David takes on photo-scanning Goliath

Mitch Goldstone loves photo scanning. His business, ScanMyPhotos, does what it says on the tin: you send photos to the company and, using high speed scanners and special software, his team digitizes
How traditional careers are being digitised and transformed

How traditional careers are being digitised and transformed

“When I grow up, I want to be a teacher.” “I want to be a lawyer.” “I want to be a digitally enabled wealth management advisor with a specialisation in mobile development.” Once upon a time, all

Library Places 1,600+ Occult Books Online With Help From ‘The Da Vinci Code’ Author

We've written about a lot of library digitization projects, but one of the more interesting collections to bring their books to the public is Amsterdam's Ritman Library. Its collection of esoteric,
Digitized centuries-old catalog of traditional Japanese candies

Digitized centuries-old catalog of traditional Japanese candies

Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections. Archivists have digitized a lovely multivolume illustrated catalog of the sweet treats, many of which still look the same as they did hundreds of years
Former Cisco CEO John Chambers’ New Book Rings Alarm Bells on U.S. Economy

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers’ New Book Rings Alarm Bells on U.S. Economy

In his just-published book, the long-time tech leader argues that U.S. lacks an effective digital strategy—and leadership
Former Cisco CEO John Chambers’ New Book Rings Alarm Bells on U.S. Economy

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers’ New Book Rings Alarm Bells on U.S. Economy

In his just-published book, the long-time tech leader argues that U.S. lacks an effective digital strategy—and leadership

The New York Times taps Google's AI to find stories in old photos

The New York Times has somewhere in the realm of five to seven million physical photos in its enormous archive, many of which date back more than a century. The images document vital moments and
Google Revitalizes Brazil’s Fire-Ravaged National Museum with Virtual Tour

Google Revitalizes Brazil’s Fire-Ravaged National Museum with Virtual Tour

Earlier this year, 20 million irreplaceable artifacts housed by Brazil’s National Museum were lost in a fire. As the museum did not have a platform for viewing most of these works digitally, many
The recently destroyed National Museum of Brazil lives on in Google’s new virtual tour

The recently destroyed National Museum of Brazil lives on in Google’s new virtual tour

In September, a fire ripped through Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum, destroying more than 90% of its collection of 20 million scientific and historical items, including…
800 Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts from France and Britain Available Online

800 Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts from France and Britain Available Online

Lovers of Medieval art and literature will appreciate an initiative undertaken by the British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the Polonsky Foundation. The trio has teamed up to make
The chief digital officer role is already heading toward extinction

The chief digital officer role is already heading toward extinction

The CDO job is going the way of the dinosaur.
80,000 Historic Paintings Chronicling the World Before Photography Now Available Online

80,000 Historic Paintings Chronicling the World Before Photography Now Available Online

With the proliferation of social media and smart phones, it’s hard to imagine a time before photography. Today, we can snap, send, and share photos in an instant, but people living just 150 years ago
I'm Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and This Is How I Work

I'm Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and This Is How I Work

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, son of Estonian refugees who fled the country during the 1944 Soviet takeover, saw his country regain independence in 1991. In 2006 he became Estonia’s fourth president. We had a
I'm Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and This Is How I Work

I'm Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and This Is How I Work

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, son of Estonian refugees who fled the country during the 1944 Soviet takeover, saw his country regain independence in 1991. In 2006 he became Estonia’s fourth president. We had a