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Is investing in AI technology a bet against the odds?

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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, […]

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 […]

Does your enterprise suffer from app overload?

What’s the biggest purported benefit of mobile technology in the enterprise? Increased productivity. With mobile devices, the thinking goes, workers are able to get things done from anywhere and at any time. But none of this can be accomplished without cloud-based apps. These tools are necessary to unleash the productivity of mobile enterprise employees. However, as some  businesses are learning, sometimes you can have […]

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 […]

Are we heading toward an AI winter?

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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 […]

The letterbox problem with voicebox assistants

There are lots of voice activated tools and services now available from software on your PC and in your car to physical hardware you can place around your home. These devices and associated requests are becoming everyday occurrences, “Alexa, whats the weather” to“Siri, recipe for Chocolate Cake” (too many to list). The two main ways to […]

How enterprises can get ahead of the IoT skills gap

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As the Internet of Things (IoT) morphs from “future technology” to something enterprises soon will have to manage (if they aren’t doing so already), it’s important to lay the groundwork for successful implementations. Much of that involves the basics of enterprise technology: Ensuring that data is securely collected, transmitted and analyzed. But making that happen requires […]

How mobile payments can transform your business

Consumers still are slow to adopt mobile payments, despite efforts by companies such as Apple, Google and Samsung to generate traction for their mobile payment platforms. But don’t let the underwhelming ramp-up deceive you; mobile payments will eventually reach a tipping point, just as online purchasing did years ago. And the enterprises that will most effectively […]

Watching for speed bumps on the digital journey

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As your enterprise begins its digital journey, you may notice that, while development tools change, many of the design principles remain. The same is true for my area of expertise: performance engineering. Over the past decades, we have developed measurement, monitoring and alerting tools to ensure good performance on mainframes, minicomputers, client/server, Web and Web […]

Study: 40% of used devices contain personal info

Here’s a new data point for IT professionals to ponder during their sleepless nights: 40% of electronic devices sold in publicly available resale channels contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII). A study by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) analyzed hard drives, mobile phones and tablets. “While there have been similar studies over the past decade, […]