Insights: Trends

Digitalisation in the art field, ripe or hype? And why should you care?

What role does technology and innovation play in the art world? More than you might think. Technology has several interesting aspects in the art field. Especially if you consider that this is an annual two-digit billion-dollar business.


Digital transformation in the art world is still in its infancy. However, artwork registered on the blockchain could trace provenance and limit forgeries in the future. Other technological elements start to merge into art and subsequently become the artwork itself. Augmented Reality (AR) has the potential to enrich the experience for art viewers. The story behind the art work is often hidden to the outsider making the work less accessible for viewers to grasp. What are some exiting examples?

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The idea behind blockchain explained simple

In recent months, virtual currencies (cryptocurrency) had received large press coverage due to their enormous increase in value (i.e. bitcoin).


While we might head into an investment bubble for those currencies, the underlying technology is the real cornerstone worth looking at. That technology is called blockchain and might influence our long-term future in a rigorous way. What makes it so interesting?

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Why Artificial Intelligence and Robotics do not have to be connected

In a recent article I wrote about “Robotics" (also known as "Robotic Process Automation" RPA) and the different opportunities and challenges they bring. This created some questions whether Robots relate to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and to what extend.


Software Robots are next generation macro computer programs that can perform more complex tasks. The indention of a robot is to replace a specific administrative task a human had previously performed. What does that mean?

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Why robotics will not eliminate the human workforce

The expression and concept of “robotics" has become popular in traditional corporations over the last few years. Firms try to asses if dedicated robots could do certain jobs on-demand or more autonomously.

While this might be new ground for traditional corporations, organisations such as NASA or the Army have been using robots for quite a while. Their robots are often physical machines and built to help humans to perform work in space, explore planet surfaces or directly help soldiers during dangerous endeavours.


In traditional corporations, robots (also known as Robotic Process Automation - RPA) are programs that run on computers and can perform repetitive, high quantity or complex on-demand tasks. Some readers might wonder whether robotics is just a new “marketing-word” for macro or script programming. Somehow yes but in a more advanced way I would say. Let’s look at their power.
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Digitalization; would you know how to explain to your clients?

In a recent seminar we discussed the impact of technological trends, innovation and digitalization during lunch-break. While everybody had a clear opinion on trends and innovation, it was very different when moving to digitalization. Some even called it a lasting hype that will go away and be replaced by a new buzzword soon. I don’t share this view but found the comments interesting.


What really caught my attention was one person asking: “how would I as a consumer feel digitalization; and would I experience a benefit?” This made me think... 

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