Weaver-Poje, Gilles-Poirier shaping up to be a battle at national figure skating championships

It's kind of fun to consider that, according to Skate Canada archives, the Saint John, N.B. area, home to the this week's national figure skating championships, is the site of the first skating club in Canada. The archives read: "In 1833, British officers in New Brunswick brought the concept of skating club from Scotland to […]

Brazil is shaping up for a unique kind of financial crisis

RUDI DORNBUSCH, a renowned economist who died in 2002, said there were two sorts of currency crisis. The pre-1990s kind is slow. It starts with an overvalued exchange rate, which gives rise to a trade deficit. Foreign-exchange reserves are gradually run down to pay for it. When they are gone, the game is up. The […]

The Nigerian-American Entrepreneurs Shaping the Future of Two Continents

On the familiar black-box stage in front of a red velvet curtain, Stephen Ozoigbo begins his TEDx Talk with a story about his Nigerian roots, and ends with this climax: He had left Nigeria in troubled times, moving to the U.S. But a few years ago, Ozoigbo returned. He’s now a “re-pat,” his faith in […]

How a Marvel exec and 2 other Mar-a-Lago cronies are secretly shaping the Trump administration’s VA policies

Charles Dharapak/AP Ike Perlmutter, the chairman of Marvel Entertainment and a longtime acquaintance of President Donald Trump, is leading an informal council that is exerting sweeping influence on the Veterans Affairs Department from Mar-a-Lago. None of the informal council’s three members has ever served in the US military or government. They have remained hidden except to […]

These are the top five trends shaping the future of digital health

BII The healthcare industry is in a state of disruption. Digital solutions are becoming a necessary part of the new global standard of care for patients and regulation is being fast-tracked to catch up to digital health innovation. These rapid changes will have ripple effects across the entire healthcare system, impacting incumbents and new entrants […]

How laws and regulations are shaping the development of the drone industry around the world

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Drone technologies continue to improve at a rapid pace and are slowly pushing the unmanned aircraft toward the mainstream. Companies in a variety of industries are now looking […]

AI Weekly: Computing power is shaping the future of AI

This week, OpenAI published an analysis that documents an explosion in compute power over the past six years, which is driving advances in artificial intelligence. Compute power used in the largest AI training runs, the piece found, has doubled every 3.5 months since 2012. The breakdown of compute power necessary to create well-known AI systems lik…Read More

Augmented reality is shaping the future of finance

GUEST: Augmented reality is already entering everyday life. Based on the ubiquitous smartphone, it’s appearing in consumer oriented applications including games, finance and entertainment. In business, cloud access sets AR users free from hardware, and allows businesses to link the data-crunching power of the computer with human judgement and exper…Read More