Digital haystacks: extracting insight from enterprise data

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Guest post by Mitra Best, US Innovation Leader, PwC Did you know knowledge workers spend an average of 22 hours a week searching for people and information to do their jobs1? Today’s enterprises operate within a vortex of data. Information is scattered like leaves in the wind, and the meteoric pace of business makes yesterday’s […]

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AI Everywhere & Nowhere Part 3 – AI is AAAI (Assisted-Augmented-Autonomous Intelligence)

AI is AAAI (Assisted-Augmented-Autonomous Intelligence) May 20, 2016

In our first blog post on AI Everywhere and Nowhere, we outlined the challenges of defining Artificial Intelligence and in our second blog post, we described how ubiquitous AI is becoming and defined it as Ubiquitous Intelligence. In this blog, we define the continuum of AI as AAAI–Assisted, Augmented, and Autonomous Intelligence. AI as Assisted […]

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AI Everywhere & Nowhere Part 2 – AI is UI (Ubiquitous Intelligence)

AI Everywhere & Nowhere Part 2 – AI is UI (Ubiquitous Intelligence) May 17, 2016

As we saw in our first blog post on AI Everywhere and Nowhere, defining ‘Artificial Intelligence’ is like trying to hit a disappearing target. As soon as any aspect of AI gains widespread adoption, people fail to distinguish it as an AI technology, and it dissolves into the sea of general technology. As a result, […]

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3 Approaches to Emerging Technology Experimentation

3 Approaches to Emerging Technology Experimentation May 11, 2016

New and emerging technologies are proliferating at a frenetic pace. Executives want to know: in which technologies should I invest? How do I reduce my risk of failure and costly mistakes? And, how do I get started with the exploration of emerging technologies and remain relevant as I progress? All emerging technology experimentation processes are not […]

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How will the smartglasses market evolve?

How will the smartglasses market evolve? April 27, 2016

The energy and excitement around augmented reality is feverishly high. Many expect smartglasses to rival mobile devices in popularity and to usher in a new reality that blends the physical and digital worlds to create a seamless whole. Who wouldn’t want the day’s weather forecast to appear in their field of view when they open […]

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The data lake – no longer a pipe dream for today’s enterprises

The data lake – no longer a pipe dream for today’s enterprises April 18, 2016

Guest post by Patrick Minton and Ritesh Ramesh Business and technology leaders are struggling to keep pace with a massive glut of data from digitization, the internet of things, machine learning, and cybersecurity for starters. A data lake—which combines data assets, technology and analytics to create enterprise value at a massive scale—can help businesses gain control over […]

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Forest or trees: Navigating the Emerging Technology Wilderness

Forest or trees: Navigating the Emerging Technology Wilderness March 31, 2016

Guest post by Tony Anderson. Artificial Intelligence. 3D Printing. Autonomous Vehicles. Technologies that most, if not every, technologist is well aware of. Memristors. Graphene. Quantum Computing. Maybe a little more nuanced for some to track? Smartdust. Aerogel. Meta-Materials. Say what?? The beauty of being a budding technologist is that the landscape is constantly changing and forever […]

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AI Everywhere & Nowhere Part 1 – Tempered Excitement

AI Everywhere & Nowhere March 29, 2016

  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all the rage in the popular press this week. Even if you are an Alien who just landed on Earth from a planet far away, it is impossible to miss the headlines that AlphaGo—the AI program developed by Google—beat the world champion of the game Go Lee Sedol 4-1. Why […]

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Is Augmented Reality opening a new productivity frontier?

Is Augmented Reality opening a new productivity frontier? March 24, 2016

  Augmented reality (AR) is quickly becoming an important technology in the enterprise. Here are a couple of examples: Recently DHL equipped warehouse workers with AR-enabled smartglasses that guided them through item picking for order fulfillment. The result: fewer errors and a 25 percent increase in efficiency. At Boeing factory trainees assembling a mock airplane […]

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Not Quite Ready for the (Fourth Industrial) Revolution

Not Quite Ready for the (Fourth Industrial) Revolution March 18, 2016

With few businesses prepared for Industry 4.0, it’s time to hone your strategy for emerging technology. The recent annual meeting of heads of state and heads of commerce at Davos covered a wide range of issues. As a technologist, however, I was most keenly interested in the buzz around what’s been dubbed the Fourth Industrial […]

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