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Can a $110 Million Helmet Unlock the Secrets of the Mind?
Summary by: Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D.
Disciplines & Topics: Information Technology
Summary Types: Case Study
Created on: 6/23/2021
Do you want someone to read your mind? A new helmet may be able to do just that.
New startup Kernel will soon deliver $50,000 helmets to dozens of customers throughout the United States. The helmets are designed to measure and analyze a brain's electrical impulses and blood flow at the speed of thought. Researchers are hoping the device will help uncover insights into brain aging, mental disorders, concussions, strokes, and the mechanics behind previously metaphysical experiences.
Kernel's CEO, Bryan Johnson, believes we know very little about our brains, and while some Kernel helmets are headed to brain research institutions, other companies will use them to discover how people think and then shape their products based on those findings.
Johnson's plan for the helmets is to bring them down to the price of a smartphone so that every American home can have one. When Johnson first started the company in 2015, he planned to develop surgical implants that could send information back and forth between people and computers. After abandoning the idea of surgical implants, Johnson decided to work on the helmets. The basic principle is the same: Collect brain information and send it to a computer.
Although a surgical implant would be more useful, a helmet is more practical at this time. The Flow helmet quantifies tasks related to attention, problem solving, and emotional states, while the Flux helmet is better suited for evaluating brain performance, learning, and information flow.
Key Learning Points
Describe possible applications for Kernel's helmets.
Explain how different types of institutions may use Kernel's helmets.
Discuss what types of occupations would most likely benefit from Kernel's helmets. Write a short paragraph with the choice you believe is most important and why.
List three uses for Kernel's helmets. Prioritize them from most to least important and explain your choices.
What negative implications may Kernel's helmets have? Explain.
Is there a market for personal-use Flow and Flux helmets? Explain.
Bryan Johnson, Kernel's CEO, says that the core element of his pitch is _____.
When Johnson founded Kernel in 2015, what did he plan to develop?
What is the difference between Kernel's Flow and Flux helmets?
What two things are the first Kernel helmets being used for?
Sample case 2
Xi’s Next Target in Tech Crackdown Is China’s Vast Reams of Data
Summary by: Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D.
Created on: 4/26/2021
China wants data. Will the country's tech giants turn it over?
China’s President Xi Jinping is trying to determine how to get the country’s tech giants to share key data in an attempt to transform the economy. Large tech companies collect giant amounts of data, giving them massive wealth and power that can be used for both good and bad. Xi’s strategy for China’s tech giants involves assessing fines on those that abuse market dominance. He wants to create a market for the data that would propel growth so that China is positioned as a leader in the world economy. Market research firm IDC predicts that China will hold about a third of the world’s data by 2025. Chinese leaders claim that the data can be used to improve security and other services.
Xi’s strategy is aggressive, but the challenge is getting the country’s largest data holders on board. Some have even suggested seizing the data without the companies’ cooperation. University professor Zhao Yanqing has gone so far as to say that the platforms themselves should fall under public ownership.
However, an approach that attempts to simply take the data from tech companies could lead to a decrease in innovation and competitiveness. Therefore, Chinese officials are instead working on drafting standards for datasets that aren’t uniform between the different entities and provinces. Another suggestion has been to become co-investors with companies.
The biggest obstacle faced by the government is data privacy, and that may not be easy to overcome.
Key Learning Points
Describe why China's government wants access to tech companies' datasets.
Understand the data privacy concerns involved if the Chinese government were to access companies' consumer datasets.
Explain how the Chinese government could gain access to tech giants' databases.
In small groups, discuss the strategies China is considering for gaining access to datasets. Write a short paragraph of five to seven sentences defending the strategy you think is best and why.
5th Peregrine B-School Resource Centre student case competition
SEAA Trust, in association with the Business School Resource Center of the Peregrine Global Services, Wyoming, our academic partner for over a decade is proud to announce the Fifth in the series of Student Instant case competition.The competition is open for registration by the student teams.
The registration for the competition would be open till September 15, 2021. The participating team essays must be submitted before September 30, 2021. The teams can start submitting their essays any time after registration. Registration to the competition is based on a nominal fee the students teams may have to pay. Details are in the registration form.
Essay main theme: "B-school Challenges for preparing leaders for Digital Era"
1. Teaching technology for non- technology students
2. Building an attitude for life long learning
3. Ease of use of digital learning strategies and tools
4. External digital expert involvement in teaching and learning
5. Learning from Global MBA experience in Digital era
Register your tams early and send in your Essay to receive the Instant case for your second round presentation. Please visit the case competition page
Student case competition winners
The first prize went to Chitkara Business School Rajpura (Charvi Datta & Aashna Aggarwal), the second prize to Kristu Jayanti School of Management Bangalore (Angela Jayson, Anisha Iype & Hariharan Shankar) and the third to IES Management College & Research Centre Mumbai (Hitanshi Parekh, Aarohi Agrawal & Shweta Babar).
The 2nd Rhyllis Rae Oedekoven trophy went to the Chitkara team.
We have the pride of congratulating the winners!
Xi’s Next Target in Tech Crackdown.........
List three Chinese tech giants and describe the type of data they collect, for what purpose(s) the government could use their data, and what, if any, regulatory pressure the company has faced.
What is the most plausible reason for the Chinese government wanting access to tech giants' data? Explain.
Should governments regulate data collection from tech giants? Explain.
Market research firm IDC projected that China would hold around __________ of the world’s data by 2025.
Angela Zhang, author of Chinese Antitrust Exceptionalism, claims that the biggest obstacle the government faces in dealing with tech giants is __________.
How is Europe dealing with big tech companies?
Beijing is pouring money into digital infrastructure, drafting new laws on data usage, and building new data centers around the country with the goal of doing what?
China’s regulators slapped a record $2.8 billion fine on Alibaba for __________.