Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

Mike Elgan is a technology-obsessed journalist, author, blogger, podcaster and digital nomad. He writes a weekly column for IDG’s Insider Pro. Learn more at his website: elgan.com.

How smartphone apps could save lives (and the economy)

Post-coronavirus planning calls for more (not less) investment in tech

Post-coronavirus planning calls for more (not less) investment in tech

The coronavirus crisis is just beginning. But it will end. And how you fare after the pandemic depends on what you do right now. Here are four areas to focus on.

What your business can do about the coronavirus ... right now

What your business can do about the coronavirus ... right now

The Covid-19 crisis is the Black Swan event of our lifetime. Here's how to hold it all together (while keeping employees apart).

How the coronavirus is changing tech and 5 things to do about it

How the coronavirus is changing tech and 5 things to do about it

Due to the Covid-19 virus, some tech-culture trends are radically accelerating. Others are being reversed. And it's happening all at once. Here's what you need to know.

Only AI can save us from a world of fakes (a world AI is also creating)

Only AI can save us from a world of fakes (a world AI is also creating)

Deepfake video and audio. AI-generated texts, poetry and lyrics. Fake sites. Fake influencers. Fake news. Will life ever be real again?

Should you tell customers they're talking to AI?

Should you tell customers they're talking to AI?

When chatbots reach the level of always passing the Turing Test, and can flawlessly pass for human with every interaction, do you disclose to users that it's AI? That's the dilemma.

Is technology killing globalization?

Is technology killing globalization?

What you need to know -- and do -- about the tech-driven deglobalization trend and how it’s effecting change. Your career depends on understanding how nationalism and regulations impact business.

Is AI judging your personality?

Is AI judging your personality?

Forget ‘surveillance capitalism.’ AI-based social media monitoring could cost you a job, college admission, rental property and more – and you’ll never know how it happened.

Is that you or a virtual you? Are chatbots too real?

Is that you or a virtual you? Are chatbots too real?

There's a fine line between AI that interacts for us and AI that interacts AS us. Or is there a line at all? Will anyone care? Questions abound.

What happens when every nation censors search results globally?

What happens when every nation censors search results globally?

The dam has burst on governments asserting their right to censor the internet worldwide. Welcome to the dark side of information globalization.

Why it's time to augment our thinking about AR

Why it's time to augment our thinking about AR

The most revolutionary outcome of AR is that the physical world will function like the digital world. And that's a big deal for enterprises.

Why your company needs a BYOO (bring your own office) policy

Why your company needs a BYOO (bring your own office) policy

Remote work is not a trend. It’s there to stay. Insider Pro columnist Mike Elgan explains why it's time to re-orient your organization's thinking around workshifting and BYOO.

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