How Tech For Good Will Help Leaders Solve The World’s Greatest Challenges

Tech for Good is a movement aimed at using advanced technology to drive global progress by addressing environmental and social issues. The Fourth Industrial Revolution offers the opportunity to use technology to significantly benefit businesses while driving sustainable growth. With large corporations increasingly tech-oriented, they hold power and responsibility to use technology to tackle global challenges, such as poverty, climate change, and inequality. Companies, while pursuing sustainability, can unlock more than $12 trillion in growth markets by 2030, creating an estimated 380 million jobs annually.

Cartman v Jetson: ‘South Park’ Warns of Overreliance on Apps

The animated special “South Park: Joining the Panderverse” highlights the over-reliance on apps and AI, presenting a situation where skilled manual workers become critical as people can’t perform basic tasks themselves. It also touches on AI overshadowing certain jobs, resonating with Elon Musk’s prediction that AI may make jobs redundant. This paints a stark contrast to the future depicted by the “Jetsons” cartoon, where automation still allowed for some human work.

Lessons in Change from a Global Pandemic

The pandemic prompted swift behavioral change within organizations, with varying successes. Research has indicated that situational context and individual circumstances are crucial to support change, and motivational techniques and gamification may not uniformly benefit all. Building trust, encouraging motivation and providing the right environment can help enforce change in work culture. Thus, organizational relationships have emerged as an instrumental factor for successful change.

$10 Million AI on a $2 Budget

AI tools are offering companies opportunities to greatly enhance productivity and reduce costs, similar to the impact of personal computers on business efficiency in the 1980s and 1990s. Applications range from sentiment analysis and content repurposing to improving customer service, employee training, image recognition for quality control and streamlining HR practices. With democratization of AI, companies can begin to explore low-cost and high-value applications to stay innovative.

Clorox Scapegoats Cyber Chief, Rewards Board After Crisis

Despite suffering a cyberattack that cost them nearly $500 million and cut their evaluation by $3 billion, Clorox maintained existing leadership, rewarding CEO Linda Randle with the dual title of board chair and re-appointing ten directors unopposed. Amid these changes, chief information security officer Amy Bogac left her position. Regardless of the cyber crisis, Clorox failed to establish a separate cybersecurity committee, leading to accusations of corporate negligence and highlighting the strain between corporate boards and cybersecurity professionals.

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