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Is investing in AI technology a bet against the odds?

AI investment DXC Blogs

In my last post, I made a big distinction between investments in proven artificial intelligence solutions and investing in growing AI intelligence. While the first situation is relatively safe, the second is a huge risk. I am not saying that business should stop investing in better AI technology or that progress is hopeless. After all, […]

From lakes to watersheds: A better approach to data management

As a data scientist, I have a vested interest in how data is managed in systems. After all, better data management means I can bring more value to the table. But I’ve come to learn, it’s not how an individual system manages data but how well the enterprise, holistically, manages data that amplifies the value […]

The challenge of scaling AI technology

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One key indicator of a safe investment is the need to scale. After a proof of concept has been established, the technology has been shown to function properly and customers demonstrate a clear interest, all that stands between the concept and profits is scale. For most technology investments, scaling is quite safe. Sure, there are […]

Make real-time decisions for your digital business

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With our last blog, Part 1: Accelerate Time-to-Value, we started a series discussing major advantages that can be achieved by replacing traditional ERP with cloud ERP solutions. In this blog, we will focus on Continuous Improvement. As we consider the topic, note a number of questions to consider, including how to improve: Quality of services for my IT […]

Should we be preparing for an AI bust?

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In my last blog, I talked about the danger of entering an AI winter, a period of time when disappointment in a lack of progress toward artificial intelligence leads to a reluctance to pursue new research in the area. This is a concern today because our community is repeating cycles of the past. We have […]

¿Por qué Big Data tiene tanta relevancia hoy en día?

Aunque demos por asumidas muchas de las tecnologías que utilizamos en nuestro día a día, en esta era del  conocimiento, a veces, conviene dar un paso atrás y recordar que vivimos un período único de oportunidades. Como recuerda  un artículo reciente de la revista Forbes, en el año 2020, cada ser humano generará cerca de […]

Pourquoi le big data est-il autant à la mode de nos jours ?

Il est facile de tomber dans le piège qui nous pousse à prendre pour acquises les technologies fantastiques que nous utilisons au quotidien dans notre monde axé sur le savoir et les données. Pourtant, il est parfois important de prendre un peu de recul et de nous rappeler à nous-mêmes que nous vivons vraiment une […]

Are we heading toward an AI winter?

AI winter DXC Blogs

Most people understand “strong AI” as a term interchangeable with Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), or an artificial intelligence (AI) that has the ability level of an average human adult. The idea is that, one day, we will be able to build an AI that is as smart as we are, and that AGI will eventually […]

Listening in to healthcare consumers

The patient has always been a “consumer” of healthcare and life sciences services, but something has changed — to an exponential degree — in recent years. The rapid growth of digitalization and mobile connectivity, coupled with the increased expectations of digital natives, has rapidly moved healthcare and life sciences communications into the next generation. Historically, the patient […]

Thriving on change: My winding road to data science

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I didn’t start my career aiming to be data scientist. In fact, I didn’t start my career aiming for anything. I was the kid who could never settle on a career. Marine biologist, actor, doctor, engineer, police officer, artist, lawyer – every week I changed my mind on what I wanted to be. As I […]