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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Applied Artificial Intelligence POWER SUMMIT-ziad k abdelnour

AI solutions will make every product and solution smarter, faster, and better suited for our needs. Most of us already use deep learning and machine learning products every single day.  AI is currently being implemented by a number of leading companies spanning finance, military, law, healthcare, manufacturing, transport, energy, and education and many more.

Our event will bring together industry leaders, leading researchers/experts, successful investors, corporate executives, and startup founders and innovators around the theme of applied Artificial Intelligence solutions.  We will address the reality vs hype, and the impact on policy, the industry and how it affects you!  


Moderated by our Chairman, Ziad Abdelnour

Featuring:

    IBM Research / Watson VP, Guruduth Banavar
    GVA Capital Group, Mark Minevich
    Greycroft Partners, Lucy Wang
    Top Flight Technologies CEO, Long Phan, PhD
    City of New York, Minerva Tantoco

​    PhiFactor Technologies, Heiko Schmidt
    True Global Ventures, Bruce Gallager

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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

BREAKSIT - Ziad abdelnour

That’s what I call the Brexit vote – “Breaksit.” It breaks stereotypes, it cuts across demographics, it astounds the pundits, and it breaks the unity of a pseudo-government called the European Union. It breaks preconceptions. Brexit was a rebellion by the people of England against an overbearing, uncontrollable, unaccountable socialist bureaucracy without adequate checks and balances. England will be free of this octopus with its insidious tentacles that destroy national sovereignty and upend traditional social order. I was convinced, before the vote, that England would vote to Brexit. So few of the political pundits agreed with me, but I was sure it would happen. I was also sure that the stock markets would (temporarily) tank.

For the investor, this is an extremely good buying opportunity. For the 401K and IRA owner, it is a time of confusion and stress. “How could I lose so much money in one day?” you ask. Just hold on. The market will be back. If your investments were sound, they still are sound. The companies in which you invested will survive, and will continue to prosper. If your investments were risky, they remain risky, and the companies may fail – or may succeed beyond your wildest expectations. That’s the nature of risk. I’m going to ride the roller coaster, and look for opportunities at the bottom.

England will do well. There will be a “period of adjustment” because it was linked so intimately to the European economic system, but Europe will still need English products, and England will still need European products, and so a new trade agreement will be reached. Similarly for the US: Our economy is intimately meshed with the English economy and also with the European economy.

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

What can we expect from 2016?-ziad k abdelnour

I guess it is just much easier to forecast good news than bad ones; for good news occurs rarely by chance and is most often the result of long efforts. It is generally known well in advance when a fortunate development will occur.
While bad news (sometimes predictable, such as layoffs, some conflicts or famines) generally occurs by surprise, without notice: It is in fact easier to destroy than to build; to do harm than good; to kill than to give life. And yet, we are far more fascinated by dangers than promises; by threats than hopes. Because bad news is information; while good news is stated in general well in advance. This is though not the case for a tsunami, a terrorist attack, or a disease.

My predictions for the balance of the year?

Continued global violent extremism: Terrorism has intensified sharply over recent years in conflict areas and poses increasing risk to major economies around the world. In 2016, global political and violent extremism will show no signs of abatement, as sectarian and fascist ideologies continue to attract new followers. ISIS will retain control of large swaths of Syria and Iraq, keep on spreading to weak states in its immediate region, and form new cells and gain fresh adherents in G20 countries.
Rise of the machines: The increasing technological sophistication and expanding presence of smart devices, unmanned systems, and robots will keep reshaping businesses and households. In 2016, unmanned systems and robotics will move from niche applications to broader use. The Internet of Things (IoT) will grow, but remain more of a novelty than a necessity. Governments will scramble to keep up with regulating new technologies.
Evolving artificial intelligence (AI): Advancements in AI are expanding opportunities for research and development, as well as business use cases, but are raising serious questions about the future of labor and even of humanity itself. In 2016, several major companies will continue to develop in-house R&D capabilities for deep learning by machines. The most technologically advanced countries will increase investment in AI, supported by private investments and public-private sector partnerships.

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http://ziadabdelnourfinance.com/what-can-we-expect-from-2016/

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Where are the big bucks to be made in the future ? – Look where the world is headed first

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they got bankrupt.
What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 year – and most people don’t see it coming.
Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again?
Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore ‘s law.
So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superior and got mainstream in only a few short years.
It will now happen with artificial intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.
Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years…
Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world.
Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties.
Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.
In the US, young lawyers are already having difficulty finding jobs. Because of IBM Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans.
There will be 90% less lawyers in the future, only specialists will remain.
Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, 4 time more accurate than human nurses.
Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans.
In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.
Autonomous and electric cars: In 2018 the first self-driving cars will appear for the public.
Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted.
You don’t want to own a car anymore.
You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination.
You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving.
Our kids will never get a driver’s license and will never own a car.
It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that.
We can transform former parking space into parks. 1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide.


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Monday, 27 June 2016

New Event-The Perfect Storm in Healthcare is Here and What It Means for Investors

Register now and be part of the Big Bang shakeup of America's Healthcare system!
1. Broken Healthcare Systems (What is broken, why?)
2. The 3 Factors influencing the decline of healthcare
3. The rise of Medical Tourism
4. The 3 Factors driving the Perfect Storm in Healthcare

    What it means for your family
    How you can make money from it

Moderated by our Chairman, Ziad Abdelnour
Featuring:
    Wall Street Journal CEO Council Member, Chris Fey
    40 year Medical Practitioner, Dr. Lev Paukman
    35 year NY healthcare system developer, Adam Henick
    New York El Salvador Tourism / Economic Development Counselor, Marco Castro


For More:  http://www.financialpolicycouncil.org/events

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Ziad abdelnour-Our Investment criteria and Interests for 2016 and beyond



Following my joining the board of Elate Partners, www.elateinvest.com – a Chinese investment group backed by large institutional, strategic and wealthy individual investors from China – a lot of you have been asking me about the kind of deals Elate would be interested to invest in in partnership with Blackhawk.
Without further delays, here is the short list as per below
Guidelines
  •  Western Investment:
    • Hard asset-based deals that have “intrinsic values” of their own, for example mines, oil field, certain real estate;
    • Businesses with potential synergy with China;
    • Generally shy away from businesses that rely on services for revenue due to a lack of expertise
  • China Expansion:
  •  Technology-based and other businesses that could be transferred to China sometime in the future (regardless whether the US operation is kept intact or not);
Sector/Industry-Based Interests
  • Alternative energy: especially revenue-generating solar and wind farms; technologies that make solar and wind energy more efficient and cost-effective; battery and other energy storage technologies; energy harvesting;
  • Green technology: especially large-scale pollution measurement and reduction; energy efficient building technology; waste recovery/processing;
  • High-end manufacturing: especially those having to do with industry 4.0/smart manufacturing, robotics; high-tech automobile;
  • New materials: especially nanotechnology, graphene; advanced composite materials;
  • Life sciences, medical and biotechnology: especially late-stage new drugs; mobile health; senior care; non-invasive diagnostics; advanced medical equipment; cancer treatments;
  • Modern agriculture: especially food safety and traceability; IT/internet-integrated farming/transportation/distribution; organic and virus-free fertilizer; diet-friendly farming; “big health”; agriculture e-commerce;
Aerospace and defense: especially unmanned ariel vehicles (not subject to US export control); piston- and turboprop- general aircraft manufacturing; piston-, turboprop- and diesel general aircraft engine manufacturing; full avionics systems manufacturing; existing FAA and EASA type certificates; microwave communications devices and systems; military- and security-grade display technologies.


for more information:

http://ziadabdelnourblackhawk.com/our-investment-criteria-and-interests-for-2016-and-beyond/