Emerging Technologies

Early Signals

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“What are you doing?”, my wife asked. Most of the time I grunt something. I think of this question as more of a greeting than a question. This time, however, I said enthusiastically “I am reading about the Wiki Wiki Web”.  This cracked up the entire family (two kids included). Wiki Wiki means quick in […]

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7 Things I Learned from Listening to The Culture of Innovation Talk

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I really enjoyed watching  “The Culture of Innovation” from MIT Technology Review. The talk covers several interesting topics worth exploring. Permission less innovation and Innovation at the edges A culture of practice over theory The concept of Social Investing Connectivity in Communities Peripheral vision and Pattern Recognition and how they are the total opposite of focus […]

Data ML and AI

Where is Machine Learning Being Applied?

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When I give talks on Machine Learning, I often get these questions: What is Machine Learning? What are some Machine Learning Applications? Is Machine Learning Mature? Who is using Machine Learning? How do we get started? If you are using Google or Bing Search, if you get recommendations for books or other products from Amazon, […]

Data ML and AI

What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

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Artificial Intelligence (aka AI),  will have a deep impact on our lives – both positive and negative.  Like any other tool or technology, a lot depends on how we use it.  I often get asked these questions: What is AI? What is good about it? Will it destroy jobs? Will it take over humanity? What […]

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ReadLog: When Leaders Think Aloud…

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When leaders think aloud, it is a fascinating to listen. Satya talks about innovation, handling failures, AI, advances in cloud computing, using silicon to speed machine learning and a variety of other topics including bits of history (of Microsoft) and philosophy. Microsoft had been there, too early.  And they were too far behind on the […]

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Insights into IOT

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The Internet of Things, or IoT, may be the most important online development yet First thing in a new technology, people do all the obvious things that look like the old market, but more efficiently. In the Internet, GNN had web ads like old newspaper ads. Later there was Google search, which was a different […]

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LinkLog: Smart and Connected Health Program

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From an NSF request for proposal synopsis: The goal of the Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. Approaches that partner […]

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IBM Watson – Augmenting Human Knowledge

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Amazing! Between Watson, Siri and other similar Natural Language apps, we will be entering a new era of Knowledge Augmentation. I am especially thrilled about the impact it will have on teaching. Watson looks at the question it is being asked and groups words together, finding statistically related phrases. Thanks to a massively parallel architecture, […]