It has reached that time of the year when I write about the possible digital trends of 2018. It is always fun to talk about the future, and when the future arrives, to look back and see if my predictions came true.
Crowdfunding has deep roots in the Turkish culture. Many Turkish entrepreneurs turn to their families and friends who are generous investors. If a friend wants to invest in a business, his/her friends usually chip in. In villages, people share daily works and call it “imece.”
Turkey is known to have a tech-savvy young population.
KMPG announced its Fintech 100 list this week.
While I was writing this article, it was still not clear if Elon Musk was coming to Turkey or not. Still, social media was buzzing about his planned meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
All of our predictions about artificial intelligence have come short in the face of reality. It was only in 2012 scientists claimed AI could never overcome the human mind in complicated tasks, such as playing chess. Never say never. Here we are in 2017 and AI has easily beat the best human chess players.
Last week I wrote that no real startup ecosystem exists in Turkey. However, if only one event in Istanbul remains for startups, it should be Startup Istanbul.
Security has lately become my favorite topic. There are two main reasons to this.
If you were to make a location based keyword search using the phrase “startup at Twitter,” Turkey would surprise you.