Top 15 innovation areas to watch (and disrupt)

By Gregory T. Huang, Xconomy

Girls_who_code_webIt is a time of great transitions in the technology and business world. Key advances in areas like machine intelligence, agriculture, and healthcare seem poised to transform society—and everyday life.

But it can be hard to keep up with the latest news in fields as disparate as cybersecurity, food tech, and cancer therapeutics—let alone understand the context around these developments and how they might relate to each other. At the same time, government policy issues ranging from drug pricing to education to immigration have never been more urgently tied to business concerns.

To help our readers sort through an increasingly complex web of information—and, perhaps, get a bead on the future of innovation—Xconomy’s editors have identified our top 15 areas of coverage for this year. They are a mix of technology and life sciences sectors, front-page business issues, and broader themes that cut across industries. Read more …

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