Machine Learning Meets Star Trek

Dateline: October 6, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. There is a lot of hype about the brave new world possible with machine learning, and it's getting harder to separate the hype from reality.  Machine learning is a lot of things, and it's been around (in various other forms) for a very long time.  Today we see a convergence of … [Read more...]

Realizing the Value from AI and Machine Learning Requires People

Dateline: September 1, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. AI and machine learning are all the rage, and the promise of once again transforming the way work is done and decisions are made looms large.  One aspect of this promise is the replacement of people with intelligent, decision-making AI and machine learning systems.  Recently, … [Read more...]

Data Driven Decision Making: Trusting the Outcome of Algorithms

Dateline: August 25, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. We are all technologists of one form or another.  We use, understand and often create technologies that we and others use.  But recently an insightful Sloan Management Review article, titled  When People Don't Trust Algorithms , caught my attention.  The article, University of … [Read more...]

Machine Learning Shows Promise for Data Security

Dateline: July 28, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Security of our data continues to be a struggle for many information systems leaders.  Recently an article was published at CIO.com titled, Machine Learning is Transforming Data Security. In this article,  data security was thought to be a big problem in part because of the cost, … [Read more...]

It’s Not Too Late for Machine Learning Innovations

Dateline: April 7, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Machine learning and other AI building blocks for business processes is all the rage.  Using advanced technologies such as these to build in predictive capabilities may feel beyond the capabilities of the general manager struggling to feel in control of all the technology … [Read more...]

AI and the Practice of Management

Dateline: October 28, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. According to Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn, the practice of management is about to change in a big way, thanks to artificial intelligence (AI).  He shared his thoughts in a recent Sloan Management Review article, Using Artificial Intelligence to Set Information Free.  Reid … [Read more...]

Getting Started With Watson, Edison and Other Machine Learning Tech

Dateline: October 21, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Have your executives asked about Watson or Edison yet?  With all the attention and resources being spent on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and cognitive systems, many C-levels are starting to wonder how to apply this type of technology to their business … [Read more...]