Doing Data Science

Jerry Overton shares his experience in leading open research and transformation with data science.

Launching DXC’s Applied AI Studio

Self-driving cars, the sharing economy and smart factories are just a few examples of the massive change and extraordinary opportunities that digital technologies can help us create. There’s just one catch—the tools themselves can’t imagine, innovate or self-engineer. That’s up to us. And the current shortage of skilled workers and inspired thinkers is creating a […]

2020 Tech Trend: Companies get a better understanding of AI’s effects

In 2020, as AI makes inroads into professional services, companies will struggle with anticipating how AI can — or should — change their professions. AI is already changing the way contracts are interpreted, taxes are prepared and medical conditions are diagnosed. However, if the dominant strategy for deploying AI is for low-level problem solving, then […]

The Foward50 Workshop on AI Sustainability and Ethics

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I’m honored to speak on Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation at the 2019 Forward 50 Conference. Last year, the conference was attended by 20 countries, 1,500 government executives and a hundred speakers, panelists, and experts. I’ll be leading a session on AI, Sustainability, and Ethics. In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll develop the intuition and common sense […]

Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan work-a-thon update: October 2019

Collaboration with Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan and DXC's London Innovation Center.

In a groundbreaking initiative with Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan and The Scott-Morgan Foundation, DXC Technology and world-class partners are helping Peter use the most advanced robotics and AI to turn him into what he calls the “world’s very first full Cyborg.” This initiative demonstrates the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve and transform the quality of life […]

Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan work-a-thon update: September 2019

In a groundbreaking initiative with Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan and The Scott-Morgan Foundation, DXC Technology and world-class partners are helping Peter use the most advanced robotics and AI to turn him into what he calls the “world’s very first full Cyborg.” This initiative demonstrates the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve and transform the quality […]

How artificial intelligence changes healthcare jobs

Human interaction is the core of good healthcare. Because of this, the risk of job loss due to AI automation in healthcare is low when compared to many other industries. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that only about 36 percent of healthcare activities can be automated with current technologies. The potential for automation is even […]

How artificial intelligence changes manufacturing jobs

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Artificial intelligence (AI) will certainly impact manufacturing jobs. Rather than making people obsolete, I believe that AI will make many manufacturing jobs more meaningful. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that while 64% of manufacturing work has the potential to be automated, only about 5% of all occupations consist of activities that are fully automatable. This implies that, in […]

The jobs that AI creates

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The current wave of artificial intelligence (AI) works by using computer models to simulate intelligent behavior. Machine-learning algorithms are good at learning new behaviors, but bad at identifying when those behaviors are harmful or don’t make sense.  Companies deploying AI will need a workforce trained to ensure that the technology remains both useful and safe. […]

Reality check on AI

It’s too early to worry about a sentient AI apocalypse. The reality is that we know very little about how the human brain works — which means we know even less about how to build a computer that works just like the human brain. For very specific tasks, AI tends to make rapid progress until it matches human-level […]

Artificial intelligence in travel and transportation: How to take care of the fleet, the business and the passenger

Moving people and cargo around the globe, safely and on time, is a logistical challenge that draws on vast amounts of data. This data is a powerful but under-leveraged resource that can be put to greater use with artificial intelligence (AI). Think more efficient fleets, better route and capacity planning, and smoother passenger bookings and […]