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Ask a few dozen random people about the things they cannot live without and many will immediately respond, “my smartphone!” Who would have thought that an invention could scale so quickly and become an inseparable part of our daily lives? In just over 10 years the mainstream adoption of smartphones has increased to a point that many are solely reliant on their device for news, weather, social media, hotel or restaurant reservations, online shopping, playing…

Peruse today’s internet and artificial intelligence reports are everywhere. At the 5th World Internet Conference held in November, private docking services were provided for 10 driverless cars. On the same day, the Xinhua News Agency launched the world’s first “AI synthetic anchor” initiating a hot discussion in both the Chinese and foreign media “AI wants to grab our rice bowl.” If you’re like most people, the thought of a robot stealing your food is scary!…

While the term “sharing economy” first started to appear in the early 2000s, services such as Airbnb, Uber, and Lyft have dramatically increased the popularity of peer-to-peer service delivery over the last ten years. Also referred to as “collaborative consumption”, the sharing economy has successfully harnessed technology to allow individuals to market tangible and intangible personal resources — like an extra room, office space, or a ride — at scale. But as cool and innovative as these sharing economy…