George Lawton is a technology journalist that has been covering the technology industry for the last three decades. He is currently focused on digital transformation, enterprise automation, digital twins, privacy, and sustainable development. year He has written over 3,000 stories about computers, communications, knowledge management, business, health, and other areas. In the early 1990s, he helped build Biosphere II, sailed a Chinese Junk to Antarctica, and herded cattle on a 200,000-acre ranch in Australia.

Articles by George Lawton

What if AI hype is a bust? How knowledge graphs can #accleratetrust within and between organizations This article is sponsored by:

Kaiasm Chief Scientist Liam McGee explains how knowledge graphs can create a Rosetta Stone to keep different groups on the same page to #acceleratetrust. This has important implications for all organizations seeking to build a more solid foundation for generative AI.


Telling 3D stories about things - learnings from Jared Owen provide digital twins and Industrial Metaverse insights This article is sponsored by:

YouTube superstar Jared Owen talks about what he learned over a decade, telling engaging 3D stories about things. What he has to say has important insights for everyone trying to build better user experiences for digital twins, Industrial Metaverse and spatial computing apps.


How compliance automation can #acceleratetrust This article is sponsored by:

For many companies, IT compliance is perceived as a burden that is part of the cost of doing business in various countries or industries. Drata is finding that innovations in compliance automation reduce this burden and can speed sales, bolster security postures, and facilitate trust across the organization.


Why Amex GBT embraces AI with executive oversight This article is sponsored by:

Amex GBT has launched an ambitious program for adopting AI across engineering, customer care, finance, and the workplace. However, it is cautiously embracing these new technologies with awareness of look-out areas requiring executive oversight and humans in the loop.


A legacy built on 40 years of trust - learnings from Greg Bentley as he steps down as CEO of Bentley Systems This article is sponsored by:

Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley discusses the lessons he learned from growing a scrappy startup in the 1980s with his four brothers into one of the world’s largest engineering tools vendors. A key ingredient was growing trust across the company, partners, and the community.


How Luminary is rethinking physics simulation for the cloud This article is sponsored by:

Luminary is rethinking physics simulation workflows spanning GPU clusters from the ground up. The new company hopes the new architecture and business model will impact the simulation industry as much as Snowflake transformed the database industry. This novel approach has important implications for the future of digital twins.


How Cropin is democratizing AI - that's Agricultural Intelligence - without field hardware This article is sponsored by:

Cropin was an early leader in providing a competitive advantage for the food processing industry. Innovations in Artificial Intelligence, satellite imagery, and a crop knowledge graph are democratizing agricultural intelligence for farmers without expensive field hardware.


What’s the privacy tax on innovation? This article is sponsored by:

With privacy concerns stirring in the US, it's fair to ask if and how much privacy controls slow innovation. A negligible impact on growth after GDPR suggests not much. Meanwhile, weak privacy controls continue to incur large societal costs.

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US Executive Order promises privacy progress This article is sponsored by:

The US Government has launched a multipronged effort to restrict bulk sensitive personal data collection through a new Executive Order, proposed legislation, and advanced notice of proposed rulemaking. Critics argue it's too little too late. It will, however, shine a fresh light on shortcomings in the substantial data broker industry.

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Policy researchers propose KYC for AI – could improve export controls, but also stifle innovation. This article is sponsored by:

Researchers propose governments consider know-your-customer (KYC) for training AI foundation models. This might improve export controls and AI safety and subsidize academic AI. It also risks complicating AI innovation and facilitating regulatory capture that stifles competition.

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