Generative AI? Not so fast.
Genius or parrot? While AI is writing its own history, experts are cautioning that all that glitters is not gold (yet). An update on our ongoing research into Generative Artificial Intelligence. What happened? Since our last report on the shifting AI innovation landscape, generative AI (GAI) has been causing quite…
Europe’s Most Innovative Countries: Effort Spent vs. Money Made
Which country deserves the title “Europe’s most innovative country”? Is it Sweden or Germany? Or perhaps Belgium, Switzerland, or The Netherlands deserve the honor? As the creators of the leading innovation benchmark for global equities, scoring companies for their innovativeness is our expertise. Beyond the company level, however, our innovation scoring methodology also offers a bird’s eye view on where innovation manifests globally.
Meet the Expert
An interview with our new Singularity Think Tank member and robotics expert Gregory Hitz, PhD. — Our Director of Research, Shiko Ben-Menahem, PhD, sat down with one of the newest members of our Singularity Think Tank, Gregory Hitz, CEO of Sevensense Robotics, to discuss the status quo and future of robotics. Listen in on how sensors and computer vision make robots smarter and enable them to adapt to their environment.
An interview with our new Singularity Think Tank member and robotics expert Gregory Hitz, PhD.
Our Director of Research, Shiko Ben-Menahem, PhD, sat down with one of the newest members of our Singularity Think Tank, Gregory Hitz, CEO of Sevensense Robotics, to discuss the status quo and future of robotics. Listen in on how sensors and computer vision make robots smarter and enable them to adapt to their environment.
Is the Era of Passive Investments Over?
The market environment is definitely changing. Value versus growth, passive versus active — it’s time to have a look at the one overarching parameter that actually drives pricing power and earnings: innovation. — “There should be a shift back towards active investment. Passive has gone too far,” Elon Musk stated on Twitter already in May this year. While we don’t always agree with Tesla’s founder, we too see reasons for investors to reorient towards actively managed funds, especially when markets are in turmoil…
Sustainability Round Table: “I Would Ban the Ubers of This World”
Which technologies actually contribute to more sustainable value chains and business models? Which are hyped or even ambiguous? Our Singularity Think Tank experts came together to exchange their views on the state of innovation in sustainability. — Twice a year during our Think Tank Weeks, we intensify the exchange with our experts and discuss their respective technology domains individually and in interdisciplinary round table conversations. During our first round table on Sustainability & Innovation, our Director of Research Shiko Ben Menahem gathered Agnès Petit Markowski, Andres Gujan…
Inside Switzerland’s Largest Innovation Think Tank
Throughout history, the surest bet for investing in the most profitable and high-growth companies would be a bet on companies with a proven ability to innovate. But say you wanted to select the world’s most innovative companies. Where would you start? — Innovation is an elusive concept and depending on your criteria you could select those companies investing most heavily in Research & Development or those filing for the greatest number of patents. While such metrics are helpful indicators, they are of limited use in identifying the companies that best translate their…
Carbon Capture in Concrete and the Global Climate Crisis
Salvific Solution or a Vicious Circle? Our Singularity Think Tank expert Dr. Agnès Petit Markowski shares her first-hand insights on how carbon capture may hinder substantial change within the construction industry. — Capturing and utilizing CO2 in concrete can potentially help in the global challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But will it solve the global climate crisis? “It cannot be the only solution”, says Dr. Agnès Petit Markowski, Singularity Think Tank expert and Founder/CEO of Mobbot. …
The Shifting AI Innovation Landscape: From Prediction to Creation
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the largest contributor to innovation revenues worldwide representing 23% of total revenues in the Singularity Index, the global innovation benchmark. The evolution of AI and its applications to different business areas has created immense value to companies and investors. At TSG, we follow the development of technologies closely. What is the current state of AI and what will be the value drivers we expect to emerge in the future? Based on expert conversations, we look into AI consulting, discuss why Netflix’ and Spotify’s recommender systems are commoditized, and explore the accelerating shift from Discriminative AI to Generative AI — a transition to AI applications with significantly improved creative capabilities.
The Converging Technologies behind Emerging Themes: Novel Food, New Energy, and Space
Our TSG Global Innovation Survey draws a global innovation landscape based on answers from 400 executives. What makes the report stand out is the context delivered by our Singularity Think Tank members. Why does space mining resemble the Gold Rush in the Wild West? Which Advanced Materials enable the path to sustainability goals? What does cell-based protein have in common with the cell-phone industry in the 90s? And how do technologies converge to create better solutions, products, and services?