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Eliminating the Human

Eliminating the Human

I have a theory that much recent tech development and innovation over the last decade or so has an unspoken overarching agenda. It has been about creating the possibility of a world with less human interaction. This tendency is, I suspect, not …Continue reading

We Need Computers with Empathy

I was rehearsing a speech for an AI conference recently when I happened to mention Amazon Alexa. At which point Alexa woke up and announced: “Playing Selena Gomez.” I had to yell “Alexa, stop!” a few times before she even heard me. …Continue reading

Fighting for Zach

Then my oldest son, Zach, was five years old, he was diagnosed with an aggressive type of cancer called acute myeloid leukemia. The diagnosis was a nightmare. What came next was worse. Soon after the diagnosis, Zach began the first of many …Continue reading

Making Digital Lending Work

While digital financial services offered through mobile wallets are considered the solution to problems of financial inclusion in developing countries, the rate of adoption of these wallets has not been as promising as expected in Pakistan. A deeper analysis of the problem …Continue reading

Partnerships in the New Age of Financial Services

If you are a young fintech startup in Pakistan aspiring to ride the fintech wave, you might find yourself stumbling on the edges, unable to strike the right balance to make it to the mainstream. You ask yourself, “How does one pull …Continue reading

China’s Internet Boom

It’s tempting to portray the rapid growth of the Chinese Internet as just one more example of China’s efforts to catch up with the West: Alibaba is the eBay of China, Baidu is the Google of China, Didi is the Uber of …Continue reading

Paper Problem

One great challenge facing society is where to draw the line between an individual’s right to privacy and the government’s right to tax, regulate, and enforce the law. Few areas illustrate this problem as well as the way we spend our money. …Continue reading

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