In a world that operates on billions of digits every day, humans are too slow
and inattentive. To adapt, we must automate the processing of millions of
complex transactions on a daily basis, at speeds fast enough to satisfy
impatient digital users. This adaption requires a massive level of digital
transformation that can support operations, business processes and
decision-making speeds faster than is humanly possible.
Historically, digital technologies get faster, cheaper, more powerful and
smaller every couple of years. We humans, however, don't. We operate in human
time, a biological cadence influenced by the physical environment, our
well-documented physical, mental and emotional limitations, and the universe
that we live in. As digital interactions proliferate, so also does the volume
of real-time data and required analysis. Most people are already at their
Digital transformation is a revenue growth engine according to fifty
futurists we surveyed. Many companies are already experiencing significant
benefits and gaining competitive advantages. The futurists predicted the top
five impacts of digital transformation on businesses by the year 2020 will
Speed to market Competitive positioning Revenue growth Productivity New
Given the importance of these top-five on revenue growth and the future
success of a business, who would not want to digitally transform their
enterprise? Non-believers that's who.... (more)
Defining Web 3.0 and Developing the Fastest Enterprise Mobility Apps
I value a strong opinion. Especially when the opinionated is an expert and
willing to stand up and place a flag in the sand. In this article, my
ambitious friend, programming guru, gamer, colleague, bona fide geek and
mobility expert Peter Rogers shares his opinions on the meaning of Web 3.0
and how it will impact mobile application development and the enterprise.
While he is English and prone to use words like whilst, that should not be
held against him.
I have two ambitions in life: to be the first person t... (more)
Adam Smith wrote about rational self-interest, which posits we work together
for the greater good when it benefits ourselves. Does this concept translate
to robots, automation and employment? I think it does.
I believe most of us would agree that replacing large numbers of humans with
machines that result in wide scale unemployment and suffering is not in our
rational self-interest. Having massive numbers of jobs terminated by the
Terminator does not result in a safer, healthier civilization or vibrant
economy; therefore, it is not in our best interest.
Just because something is ... (more)
Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are made up of code and
algorithms, and as such, they work as fast as computers can process them.
Often this means massive amounts of learning can be accomplished every second
without stop 24x7x365. Code doesn't need to take weekends off, holidays, or
sick time. Code doesn't get tired. It can recognize complex patterns, areas
of potential improvement and problems in real-time (aka digital-time).
Given these available computing capabilities and speeds, what are executives
to do with AI and machine learning, when we live and o... (more)