27 Jan 2020

Mexican Cartel Adaptation and Innovation

Adaptation and innovation is a core component of successful organization competition among states and their militaries, businesses and corporations—and as argued here, organized crime groups—especially transnational criminal organizations (TCOs).  In order to gain supremacy organizations often introduce new technologies to foster this innovation, yet not all innovation is technological.  Indeed, non-state actors are often incubators of novel practices and non-technological innovation to further their goals and often to survive.  This brief assessment looks at non-technological innovation potentials among Mexican TCOs (criminal cartels and gangs).

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09 Apr 2019

Report: China’s Closing the Innovation Gap

New research[pdf] by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) indicates that China is making great strides in its attempt to close the innovation gap with the United States. ITIF president Robert Atkinson says that “[i]n the span of about a decade, the Chinese economy has made dramatic progress in

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07 Mar 2019

Three Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Drive Human Innovation

AI is expected to create significant value for businesses in the coming years. Gartner predicts that by 2022, the value that AI contributes to companies will already total $3.9 trillion. Most of this estimated value is related to an increase in worker productivity. In addition to this,  Micha Breakstone of

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19 Feb 2019

China Plans to Turn Hong Kong and Macau Into a Silicon Valley Rival

China seems to have added yet another dimension in the US-China battle for tech dominance by presenting a plan to create a global innovation hub to rival Silicon Valley. According to the plan, Hong Kong and Macau will be connected to Shenzhen and Guangzhou, two cities in southern China, in order

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