What is Holacracy   Holacracy® is a new way of structuring and running your organization that replaces the conventional management hierarchy. Instead of operating top-down, power is distributed throughout the organization, giving individuals and teams more freedom to self-manage, while staying aligned to the organization’s purpose. It involves: A new and evolving organizational structure Innovative meeting…

94-year old Lithium-Ion battery inventor unveils new ultra-efficient glass battery   John B. Goodenough, an emeritus professor at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin, pioneered the lithium-ion battery technology that is now the industry standard, and now the 94-year-old is ready to push the envelope on battery innovation again. Goodenough…

New coworking space in Niš   A new coworking center has been opened in Niš, working 24/7 to about 3,500 square meters. There are also four meeting rooms, a conference room with 100 seats, a room for thought, a gym and a café. The new space is in the complex of the former “Elektronska industrija” Niš…

Artificial Intelligence Special Report   The internet is a technology of low-cost communication and connection. Everything from email to e-commerce to social networks has hinged on the internet’s transformative role in changing the economics of communication. All those connections suddenly became both possible and cheap. Artificial intelligence is a technology of low-cost prediction and discovery.…

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019   Although science fiction may depict AI robots as the bad guys, some tech giants now employ them for security. Companies like Microsoft and Uber use Knightscope K5 robots to patrol parking lots and large outdoor areas to predict and prevent crime. The robots can read license plates, report suspicious activity…

AI Has Beaten Humans at Lip-reading   Lip-reading is notoriously difficult, depending as much on context and knowledge of language as it does on visual clues. But researchers are showing that machine learning can be used to discern speech from silent video clips more effectively than professional lip-readers can. In one project, a team from the University…

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