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The Lede. New Ideas Come from AI, Data; And We’re a Step Closer to 5G

The Lede, Monday, June 18, 2018
By David Royse

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Glimpse of the Future

The center of the changing world story today is in Cannes, France where the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, hosted by AKQA, which is a big advertising festival, is taking place. But it also includes a “Future Lions” competition that awards exactly what I try to cover here: “ideas that would have been impossible three years ago because the technology that enables them hadn’t existed at that point.”

More than 2,200 students from more than 50 countries compete.

Among the winning ideas are an app that uses Siri and Apple’s A.I. tech to let people in trouble get help with a “safe word,” that triggers a call for help; an app that helps environmentally conscious people find the nearest place to recycle stuff; and a really interesting idea for using blockchain technology to help Facebook users determine whether a story is likely to be “true.”  More from Ad Age

The FOLLOW
More Changing World and Emerging Industries News

Cannabis Industry
Cannabis is Now a Part of the Curriculum in Canadian Colleges. The GrowthOp

Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin and Ether were up Monday on good news for the sector. Bloomberg

Communications
We are a step closer to 5G with an agreement on a particular standard reached last week. The Verge.

MORE NOTES FROM THE AGE OF DISRUPTION: 

WeWork
Plans to hire 1,500 refugees. Fast Company

Major Hemp Brown Ale
Will soon be available as a homebrew. LedeTree

UPCOMING CONFERENCES, TRADE SHOWS AND MEETINGS

MedCity Converge, Where Healthcare Meets Innovation.
July 11-12, Philadelphia

Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo
Sept. 26-29, Los Angeles

Thanks for reading!  Have a good week.

About David Royse

David Royse is the Editor-in-Chief of Ledetree.com. He has been a professional journalist for more than 20 years, including stints with The Associated Press and The News Service of Florida. He enjoys writing about health and medical science, and hopeful stories about scientific breakthroughs and new technology.

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