RPA myth busting: Common robotics misconceptions (part 2)

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Continuing on my first post, let’s demystify some commonly-used RPA sales pitches. What uncomfortable facts are being swept under the rug? Where should buyers exercise caution before investing their time and resources in a robotics initiative? Here are three more RPA claims that are overplayed:  “RPA solutions can be delivered in 4-6 weeks.” A 4-6 […]

Leadership through humility

In the book, “Humility is the New Smart,” authors Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig examine how technology can effectively replace what was once the monopoly of the human race with robots, machine learning, artificial intelligence, neural networks (and the list goes on). Our authors suggest technology will replace 47 percent of American jobs (there is […]

RPA myth busting: Common robotics misconceptions (part 1)

Robotics Process Automation (RPA) has become one of the hottest buzzwords in business services. Conferences, sales pitches, webinars, publications, articles – all beautifully and meticulously developed to make us want to invest instantly. Is it worth exploring the mysterious and enticing world of RPA? Absolutely and without a doubt, yes! No business wants to sit […]

Progress for cloud-enabled robots

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Robots have become smart, but when you use cloud resources to run them, they can become even smarter – and faster. While cloud-enabled robotics has been around in some form since 2011, some companies have recently taken the field from theory to practice. PerceptIn, for example, is prepping cutting-edge surveillance robots that incorporate proprietary object-recognition […]

Z is for zabeta

We made it! This is the final post in my series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. “Zabeta” is a British word meaning tariff or tax. “The robots are coming! So is the tax!” […]

Airlines leverage automation to protect revenue

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As industry trends change and digital transformation alters the status quo, airlines are needing to rethink their digital capabilities — streamlining the travel experience and better aligning technology with their business processes — in order to stay competitive and protect against lost revenue. To understand where the opportunities lie for digitalization in the airline industry, […]

Digital: From A to Z

“Being Digital,” “Journey to Digital,” “Digital” and “21st Century Humans” are phrases that are commonplace in many conversations around business and technology. But what does it mean to be “Digital”?  This is a wide subject to cover in a single blog post, so I’ll be breaking the A to Z of Digital down into further […]

Say ‘hello’ to your new colleague, the Cobot

Robotics have been around for many years, with the idea of robots helping humans being depicted in Science Fiction in early books, comics and films.  Robots have continued evolving with design and use as we have been working with them to carry out various tasks. So what is a cobot? Wikipedia defines Cobots as: A cobot or […]

Enrolling in artificial intelligence kindergarten

Building really intelligent machines, or so-called strong artificial intelligence (AI), is a daunting task for technology. I’ve worked on an approach that requires two technological novelties: One is a new way to organize knowledge; the other is a new way to acquire knowledge. Both heavily mimic biology. The resulting method is called AI-Kindergarten and allows for the […]