Cognitive computing impacts

Consortium Presents – Emerging Standards for Ethics in AI – Fact or Fiction? AIWorld, Boston, Wednesday 12/5/18

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As AI has gained momentum and currency in the mainstream business conversation, awareness of the potential dark sides of machine activity has brought a new urgency to solving a host of potential ethical, legal, and regulatory challenges.

Clare Gillan Huang, Professor at Babson College’s Technology, Operations, and Information Management program will moderate a conversation with researchers and executives who confront these ethical challenges every day.

David Weinberger joins the conversation from Harvard’s Berkman Klein ...

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Consortium Presents – Leadership for AI: a Discussion at AIWorld Boston, Wednesday 12/5/18

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Have you ever wondered if the same old IT project management and executive leadership styles that have been in place for years will work for the oncoming generation of AI deployments?

You’ll find answers to this and other leadership questions at 2:00 pm at the Cognitive Computing track at AIWorld, Wednesday 12/5/18.

Moderated by Hadley Reynolds, Consortium Co-founder, the panel includes executives from a range of backgrounds. Leslie Owens is Executive Director of MIT ...

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Consortium Presents – Cognitive Computing Track at AIWorld, Boston, Wednesday 12/5/18

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On Wednesday 12/5/18, the Cognitive Computing Consortium is presenting a half-day track of presentations and panels devoted to issues of Cognitive Computing. The Consortium is a Premier Association Sponsor of AIWorld 2018. Consortium Co-founder Hadley Reynolds acts as track chair.

Beginning at 2:00 pm, the program features four sessions. The opening session focuses on issues of leadership in today’s cognitive computing projects. The second session takes up the future of work and the ...

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AI In Play at Davos

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Gartner Research Head Peter Sondergaard shares perspectives on the AI conversations at this year’s Davos. His blog post identifies a number of focus areas and thumbnails the issues in play: jobs lost and found; re-skilling; current state of adoption; data bias; educating children for an AI world; data ownership.

Check out the Gartner Blog Network here:

https://blogs.gartner.com/peter-sondergaard/davos-discussions-taking-stock-of-ai/

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AI and the Costs of Late Adoption

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The McKinsey Global Institute has released an 80-page “discussion paper” entitled Artificial Intelligence: The Next Digital Frontier?

 Needless to say, the question posited in the title is a straw man, as the research results indicate clearly both the current rush toward AI-powered innovations and the business advantages early adopters are experiencing. The report is appropriately wide-ranging, covering the dynamics of profit gains for early-mover enterprises, estimating “windows of opportunity” in the market and the capabilities required to seize them, and, not ...

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McKinsey on the State of AI and the Costs of Late Adoption

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The McKinsey Global Institute has released an 80-page “discussion paper” entitled Artificial Intelligence: The Next Digital Frontier?

Needless to say, the question posited in the title is a straw man, as the research results indicate clearly both the current rush toward AI-powered innovations and the business advantages many early adopters are experiencing. The report is appropriately wide-ranging, covering profit-boosting for enterprises, estimating “windows of opportunity” in the market and the capabilities required to seize them, and, not least, considerations of re-skilling ...

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Using AI In An Uncertain World

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Like anything else in life except death and taxes (and even the particulars of these are uncertain), uncertainty is something that humans deal with every day. From relying on the weather report for umbrella advice to getting to work on time, every day actions are fraught with uncertainty and we all have learned how to navigate an unpredictable world. As AI becomes widely deployed, it simply adds a new dimension of unpredictability. Perhaps, however, instead of trying to stuff the ...

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Cognitive Liability?

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Tesla paid a high price in May, 2016, when a complex of issues involving its autopilot and vision functions—as well as driver overconfidence—caused the crash a Florida that killed one of its enthusiastic supporters and brought to the forefront the risk involved in operating a supposedly autonomous driving system that turns out not to be.

Beyond the obvious risk to life and limb, there lurks another unresolved issue that could turn out to be an equally important factor to the success ...

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2016 – Roundups on AI/Cognitive Computing

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As the days finally start to get longer and the year comes to a close, the trade press, and even the broader media, have a hard time resisting the urge to sum up what’s gone on in the past twelve months, and sometimes to look ahead.

For AI and Cognitive Computing, 2016 proved to be a breakout year in a number of ways, and we offer here links to three different and interesting perspectives.

In Software Development Times, Christina Cardoza enumerates the ...

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Facebook Attempts to Minimize the Importance of Fake News & Filter Bubble Problems

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“The problem with Facebook’s influence on political discourse is not limited to the dissemination of fake news. It’s also about echo chambers. The company’s algorithm chooses which updates appear higher up in users’ newsfeeds and which are buried. Humans already tend to cluster among like-minded people and seek news that confirms their biases. Facebook’s research shows that the company’s algorithm encourages this by somewhat prioritizing updates that users find comforting.”

So writes Zeynep Tufekci, an associate professor at the University of North ...

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