Human Achievement & Education

Human Achievement

The prospect of bold ideas becoming a reality through the innovative use of technology has never been more possible. Bold Business has selected this domain to highlight key breakthroughs by inventors, leaders, and experts who have persisted with their ideas to turn them into the Apple, Google, and Tesla of today. Paired together with human achievement is the need for greater investment in education, for example in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), in the humanities to continue to better understand people, and in vocational and apprenticeship schemes to cater for trades and professions lacking much needed talent.

In STEM for example, there is a growing number of talented scientists constantly researching and developing new ideas, making breakthroughs, applying for patents, creating prototypes, allying themselves with institutes and backers to increase commercial viability, and much more. Recent achievements include developments in robotics to help those with amputations, paralysis or disabilities. Advances in human achievement can involve how best to manage employees in a large workforce to ensure opportunity and equality for all, to grander ideas about the possibility of colonizing Mars. Whether it’s the day-to-day challenges that people seek to overcome or the loftier visions of alternative means to power the world, there are great, bold strides being taken in all directions.

Is there a limit to what humans can do?

Advances in artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and robotics in particular show increasing interactions between technology and society to the point of being almost symbiotic. Such smart devices, systems and IoT are improving the way humans live, work and entertain themselves, and also asking bigger questions of what’s next for mankind. As the big issues of overpopulation get under way as well as the use of environmentally damaging sources of energy, wastage of food and water, there will be ample need for bold ideas and actions to create a better future for the next generation.

Deep Earth Research Advances Several Kilometers

digital representation of an xray of the earth

Journey to the center of the earth by Jules Verne is still one of the greatest works of fiction, but it soon might be possible for people to see that far into the earth even if we can’t visit there thanks to Russian scientists. Researchers from three major Russian institutes have invented a device which will allow users to see several kilometers into the earth. According to Space Daily, scientists ...

Read More »

25 Most Techy Cities in the World

montage of city views

By 2050, more people will live in cities than are currently alive. More than 6.5 billion (out of a total 9.7 billion) will be dependent on the infrastructure of their cities.  For these cities to flourish they have to rely on state-of-the-art technology, as well as provide opportunities for their citizens to develop new technologies. Business Insider recently consulted with 2thinknow to come up with a list of the top ...

Read More »

AI and Machine Learning Improve Education

a robot reading a book

Machine learning is becoming the next big thing in America’s education sector. Hailed as the savior of a struggling education system, online and computer-based programs are proving an effective extra-curricular aid to improving education standards right across the United States. According to EdSurge, over the past two years, artificial intelligence or machine learning has been growing at a rapid rate. In fact, it’s been around for nearly 40 years but ...

Read More »

Gene Breakthrough Creates Backlash Among Scientists

Man with test tube and DNA strands across screen.

Some medical bodies from around the globe have come together to call for a halt in the progress of gene editing in humans after a significant breakthrough was discovered by the scientific community. Some groups merely want to slow down the pace of testing until discussion of ethical considerations can catch up. A team from Oregon Health and Science University, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, recently conducted an in-depth study based ...

Read More »

Online Ivy: Harvard Business School Goes Digital

Students walking on Harvard campus

Three of Harvard’s institutions [Harvard Business School (HBS), the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the Harvard Statistics Department in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)] have teamed up with Maryland-based 2U, one of the leading providers of digital education in the U.S., for the Harvard Business Analytics Program. 2U has previously partnered with other prestigious learning institutions across America, but this is ...

Read More »

Skills Gap or Skills Mismatch, the Results are the Same

Racers at starting lineup

Employers have reported difficulty in finding workers to fill approximately 6 million job openings. How can this be when the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 7.5 million people are unemployed and millions more are underemployed? With those numbers, it seems like we should have a 0% unemployment rate.  So, what’s causing these employment challenges to remain a consistent issue? Most signs point towards a skills gap, which can be defined ...

Read More »

Edovo Tackles Prison Education

Prisoners with tablets prefilled with education materials

Getting former inmates back on track after being in prison for years has always been a big problem. Lacking marketable skills, it’s often difficult for ex-convicts to get jobs that allow them to support themselves and their families. They are generally prohibited from receiving any sort of welfare benefits or student loans, so they are often left with very few options. A startling amount end up back in jail. Evanston, ...

Read More »

Did Free Music Kill the Industry?

Music concert goers support artists

The music industry is vast, subdivided into the main industry we know at surface level, and the other industries that make it up (mostly behind the scenes). Each division has a number of jobs most people are left unaware of – ask just about anybody and they’ll probably only consider the artists and their managers as the entire industry. However, it involves many more people, including: production, distribution, sales, law, ...

Read More »

SpaceX Launches Supercomputer

Astronaut and computer in space.

Elon Musk’s Dragon spacecraft made an important trip to the International Space Station (ISS) to deliver one of its most high-tech payloads ever – a supercomputer built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The HPE Tech30, dubbed the “Spacebourne Computer”, will take pride of place on the ISS from September 2017. According to CNN, the computer will be the most powerful commercial computer to be operational in space. Cargo missions often make ...

Read More »

Education App, Gen Z Contributed

Globe and world cloud of Gen Z attributes

Gen Z has been on the mind of HR professionals for a long time. What was not foreseen was its impact on higher education. This generation brings with it their own tools, and their own biases when it comes to technology. They have been using the internet since they were born. They have computers, tablets and cell phones. They also have ambition to remake the world on their own terms ...

Read More »