“Ethical” AI is a great idea, but is it possible?

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Concerns about “evil” machines have been around about as long as the science fiction genre, but these fears have taken on added urgency in recent years as machines that can think and act have become increasingly commonplace. Yet there are no inherently “evil” machines. Instead, the conclusions drawn (and actions taken) by AI-powered systems and […]

Predictive evaluations: Using AI to reward (or punish) employees for future performance

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Human resources professionals are (or soon will be) using artificial intelligence (AI) to recruit and interview job candidates, to measure an employee’s value, and to conduct performance assessments. The next step — which some companies are already taking — is to use AI to assess not past, but expected future performance. From Bloomberg‘s Rebecca Greenfield: Using […]

Can AI help workers break free of their cognitive shackles?

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One of the biggest challenges facing enterprises as artificial intelligence (AI) and other intelligent technologies invade the workplace is how to help employees adapt. For many workers, especially older ones, learning how to work with intelligent technologies — not just as tools but as collaborators — may be difficult. Then there are the employees who are […]

Will voice technologies liberate us from our device masters?

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You see it everywhere: People walking on the sidewalk, sitting at a restaurant table, riding a train or bus, their eyes glued to the tiny screen in their hands. There’s probably a guy out there who proposed to his girlfriend while simultaneously checking his texts. (Hopefully she texted him “no.”) It is no less than device […]

Survey: IT security pros embrace — but fear — artificial intelligence

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Roughly seven out of eight IT security professionals believe artificial intelligence (AI) would help improve enterprise security, according to a recent survey. But nearly as many respondents are worried about AI being weaponized against their networks. “There is much concern about the impact of AI on company security defenses and about attackers using AI against […]

If consumers can be concerned about AI, so can workers

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One frequently voiced concern about intelligent voice assistants such as Alexa and Google Home is that they can eavesdrop on their owners. Which, it turns out, they can! And while this form of virtual spying mostly is used to deliver targeted ads to device owners (“Hey, that’s weird; we were just talking about beer, and now […]

2019 IT trend: Enterprises will enter an age of Information Enlightenment

As data volumes and data correlations explode, enterprises must react faster and faster to the data to capture its value, especially since its value decays over time. The value may be highest right when the data is created but much lower only seconds or minutes later, and have different values depending on the context. So […]

Machine Learning está triunfando ya en estos sectores

El aprendizaje automático ya no es “una tecnología de futuro”. Las organizaciones en algunas industrias, desde minería hasta fabricación o medicina, lo utilizan hoy en día para ofrecer un mejor servicio a sus clientes, impulsar la investigación y mejorar sus productos o transformar sus operaciones. Mencionemos algunos ejemplos: Minería La inteligencia artificial (IA) y el […]

2019 IT trend: Enterprises will adopt next-generation platforms to make the most of IoT data

As enterprises transition their physical world to a digital one, smart things become a driving force. Enterprises will implement next-generation platforms in 2019 that analyze large quantities of industry-specific data from the internet of things (IoT). Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are finding novel correlations between data previously thought to be independent, enabling […]

Workplace productivity: AI, music, and mood control

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Recent research suggests that music can affect a worker’s productivity and creativity. Awesome! Enterprise leaders merely have to pipe some music into that office and watch the transformational magic ensue! The problem with doing that is not everyone is motivated or inspired by the same music. The hip hop lover’s rapture may be the classic […]