From the Influencers 

This Month’s Key Quotes from Leaders in Disruptive Technology  

“In terms of cryptocurrencies, generally, I can say with almost certainty that they will come to a bad ending.”

Speaking to CNBC, billionaire investor Warren Buffett revealed how he thinks the recent craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will end

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“The episode proved to be an apt metaphor for a lot of the technology on show at CES this year, particularly in the area of consumer robotics. It seemed like many of the devices on show weren’t quite ready for primetime.”

Ben Wood, chief of research at CCS Insight, on what companies can learn from LG’s home-helping robot, Cloi, failing to respond to the company’s president of marketing during LG’s CES demonstration in an interview with The Guardian

“Technology and innovation can make the job easier, but they cannot do the job.”

Cardiologist and researcher Amitava Banerjee writing for Huff Post on why, even though he studies how digital processes might be used to improve healthcare, he still believes there is no replacing human interaction

“I have a funny feeling that I’ll get a lot of satisfaction from people saying it’s transformed their lives.”

Entrepreneur and new chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One, Sir Richard Branson, on his belief that hyperloop will change transportation as we know it, in a statement reported by The Independent

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“As new technology continues to play an ever more important role in banking, there is a huge opportunity for us to promote more innovation.”

Michael Gorriz, group chief information officer at Standard Chartered, tells Reuters how establishing a unit to invest in financial technology will help the bank to innovate