Bring AI into Your Life: Top-8 Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Just as artificial intelligence (AI) has dominated business conversations this year, it’s also infiltrating holiday gift-giving lists. And it’s no coincidence – the same AI technologies that are driving business-changing enterprise systems are also becoming useful in our homes.  In fact, this giving season is a good time to experience the future of life, both […]

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Narrow AI Is Limited, But Humans Can Fill the Gaps

“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether man does.” – B. F. Skinner. If there’s been a theme for this year, it’s artificial intelligence. But most intelligent systems around us use what’s called “narrow intelligence” or “narrow AI” rather than the more sophisticated and autonomous form of AI known as “general intelligence.” […]

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Diversity and Inclusion: By the Numbers

Are you greater than the sun that shines on everyone: Black, Brown, Yellow, Red and White, the sun does not discriminate. — Sara Ting, “Sun Poem.” You’ve seen the warning on your rearview mirror: “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” The future seems to be approaching faster than ever before. The rise of […]

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21 More Jobs That Pivot on Human-Machine Harmony

Help Wanted: Data Trash Engineer. Algorithm Bias Auditor. Head of Machine Personality Design. Chief Purpose Planner. Could you envision needing one of these job titles in your organization, or even see yourself filling one of these roles? We can – if not now, then very soon. In fact, in an age when many pundits are […]

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Putting L&A Insurance Tools Directly in Consumers’ Hands

Talk to senior life and annuity (L&A) insurance executives, and you’ll hear a common theme: How best to adapt to the rising customer expectations and disruptive changes underway? Consumers, especially millennials, who are accustomed to one-click ordering on Amazon or Uber, don’t understand why buying life insurance needs to be so confusing and time-consuming. They […]

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Using Human Intelligence to Avoid AI Structural Failures

Consider these real-life examples: Facebook’s M virtual assistant was designed to offer helpful replies and emoticons to liven up messages. However, in a discussion on women’s health issues, it inappropriately suggested a vomit emoji, and it chimed into a discussion about a horror movie scene (don’t ask) by suggesting that the friends who were messaging […]

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Game-Changing AI: More Than Just a Novel Application

The introduction of zone defense to basketball (nearly a century ago!) led Frank Lindley, the creator of this approach, to win 83% of the games he coached. It’s a great example of what we mean when we talk about something being game-changing: a situation where the unwritten rules are so taken for granted that most […]

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Rocky Mountain AI

“He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again, You might say he found a key for every door.” – “Rocky Mountain High,” John Denver. – There’s something about John Denver. Wearing a puffy down vest, bespectacled, performing a wholesome, “nerd chic” brand of Meadow Rock.  Ever-so-slightly-edgy lyrics, like, “Friends around the campfire/and […]

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