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Blog Posts: AI

There is a growing crisis in the world of analytics and cognitive technologies, and as of yet there is no obvious solution. The crisis was created by a spate of good news in the field of cognitive technology algorithms: they’re…
While humans may be ahead of computers in the ability to create strategy today, we shouldn’t be complacent about our dominance.“Within the next five years, how will technology change the practice of management in a way we have not yet…
Anesthesiologists’ jobs look safer than radiologists’ jobs. Here’s why.In H. G. Wells’s classic The War of the Worlds, the narrator pauses a moment to rue the fact that he didn’t react sooner to the arrival of an “intelligence greater than…
The number of sophisticated cognitive technologies that might be capable of cutting into the need for human labor is expanding rapidly. But linking these offerings to an organization’s business needs requires a deep understanding of their capabilities.If popular culture is…
It’s pretty clear that smart machines—computers and robots that can digest information, make recommendations and decisions, and take informed actions—are going to be a significant factor in the workplace of the future. In some areas, like insurance underwriting, credit decisions,…
On December 10, I helped facilitate the International Institute for Analytics webinar to announce our analytics predictions for 2015. I will provide additional commentary on several of the predictions that I am especially fond of in this New Year’s post.CHIEF…
After reading the interesting story about Edward Snowden in Wired, and I can’t quite figure out what I think of the man. He seems neither the patriot that James Bamford (not surprisingly, given his background) portrays him to be, nor…
Let’s explore a topic that has the potential to really disrupt the analytics and data visualization space if it comes to fruition. That topic is immersive intelligence, which is a new kind of visualization. I’ve written in the past about…
Terms come in and out of vogue on a regular basis. In recent years, the use of the term Machine Learning has surged. What I struggle with is that many traditional data mining and statistical functions are being folded underneath…