Economics and Society

Debate: carbon tax, an optical illusion

Carbon Tax, Taxe carbone, Fabrice Flipo

Fabrice Flipo, Télécom École de Management – Institut Mines-Télécom The climate is warming and changing: we must act. On the French version of the website The Conversation, climate change specialist Christian de Perthuis recently applauded the introduction of the carbon tax in France in 2014 and its gradual increase. Referring …

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Can digital social innovations tackle big challenges?

ISN, Digital social innovations, innovations sociales numériques

Müge Ozman, Télécom École de Management – Institut Mines-Télécom Digital social innovations (DSI) are booming in Europe, empowering people to solve problems in areas as diverse as social inclusion, health, democracy, education, migration and sustainability. Examples include civic tech, neighbourhood-regeneration platforms, collaborative map-making, civic crowdfunding, peer-to-peer education and online time …

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Coming soon: “smart” cameras and citizens improving urban safety

smart cameras, safe city

Flavien Bazenet, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School, (IMT) and Gabriel Périès, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School, (IMT) This article was written based on the research Augustin de la Ferrière carried out during his “Grande École” training at Institut Mines-Telecom Business School (IMT). « Safe cities »: seen by some as increasing the …

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Bitcoin: the economic issues at stake

bitcoin, Patrick Waelbroeck

Patrick Waelbroeck, Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin only have value if all the participants in the monetary system view it to as currency. It must therefore be rare, in the sense that it must not be easily copied (a problem equivalent to counterfeit banknotes for traditional currencies). This is …

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Between France and Germany, studying the metamorphosis of industry beyond borders

Industry without borders : l'industrie du futur au-delà des frontières

The “Industry Without Borders” project, launched on November 15, 2017 as part of the German-French Academy for the Industry of the Future, brings together French and German scientists. The project involves sociologists, economists, management and strategy researchers, and aims to study the transformation of contemporary industries. Madeleine Besson, the project …

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The Auragen project: turning the hopes of genomic medicine into reality

Auragen

There is only one way to unlock the mysteries of certain genetic diseases — analyze each patient gene by gene. Genome analysis offers great promise for understanding rare diseases and providing personalized treatment for each patient. The French government hopes to make this new form of medicine available through its …

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Will 5G turn the telecommunications market upside-down?

Mobile World Congress 2016, market

The European Commission is anticipating the arrival of the fifth generation in mobile phones (5G) in 2020. It is expected to significantly increase data speeds and offer additional uses. However, the extent of the repercussions on the telecommunications market and on services is still difficult to evaluate, even for the …

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Ethics, an overlooked aspect of algorithms?

algorithms

We now encounter algorithms at every moment of the day. But this exposure can be dangerous. It has been proven to influence our political opinions, moods and choices. Far from being neutral, algorithms carry their developers’ value judgments, which are imposed on us without our noticing most of the time. …

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Rethinking ethics in social networks research

ethics, social networks, éthique, Antonio Cailli, Télécom ParisTech

Antonio A. Casilli, Télécom ParisTech – Institut Mines-Télécom, University of Paris-Saclay and Paola Tubaro, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) Research into social media is booming, fueled by increasingly powerful computational and visualization tools. However, it also raises some ethical and deontological issues that tend to escape the existing regulatory framework. The economic …

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Brennus Analytics: finding the right price

Brennus Analytics

Brennus Analytics offers software solutions, making artificial intelligence available to businesses. Algorithms allow them to determine the optimal sales price, helping bring businesses closer to their objective of gaining market share and margin whilst also satisfying their customers. Currently incubated at ParisTech Entrepreneurs, Brennus Analytics also allows businesses to make …

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