The path to explainable AI

The path to explainable AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) shifts the computing paradigm from rule-based programming to an outcome-based approach. It allows processes to operate at scale, reducing the number of human processing errors, and inventing new ways of solving problems. AlphaGo inspired Go players to try new strategies after experts…

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The societal impact of AI

In « Merging with the machine, » I highlighted how the exponential acceleration of technology, combined with a focus on augmenting humanity with technology is driving a future where we begin to merge with the machine. In fact, as I pointed out, we are already augmented, by…

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The ethical challenges of AI

Machine learning algorithms are everywhere.  It is not just Facebook and Google.  Companies are using them to provide personalized education services and advanced business intelligence services, to fight cancer and to detect counterfeit goods. From farming to pharmaceuticals.  From AI-controlled autonomous vehicles to clinical decision…

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Blockchain needs innovators and risk managers working together

When it comes to blockchain, companies still have a lot to figure out. Many CIOs and technologists I speak with admit they’re still on the hunt for the right use case. Is there a killer application for blockchain beyond cryptocurrency? Analysts sure think so: Gartner…

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Retail innovation: Words to the wise

The last few years have hit the retail industry hard, from social and economic upsets to the huge impact of ecommerce and the proliferation of consumer technology. The playing field is no longer level, the playbook has been rewritten and the rules redefined. Nowhere is…

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5 ways to use artificial intelligence to scale your business strategy

2016 marked the year that the enterprise world began to wake up to the potential of artificial intelligence (AI). Just two years ago, AI software programs were writing full movie screenplays, predicting the Kentucky Derby and beating video game world champions – and the technological…

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AI and the future of work

AI means lots of different things to different people. But the really important development in the last decade has been the spectacular improvements in machine learning, a version of AI that allows software to exhibit cognitive capacities through training by examples.  The most stunning advances…

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Onboarding your new co-worker – AI

As artificial intelligence (AI) makes its way into the business world, it helps to view this process as onboarding a new and highly qualified team member. There is typically an initial training period where the individual learns their new role as well as how the…

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