Columnist Articles

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 06:44
By Calum Chace ~ Klaus Schwab is a clever man. After a rapid ascent through the ranks of German commercial life, he founded the World Economic Foundation (WEF) in 1971. The WEF is best known for...
Calum Chace
Thu, 04/20/2017 - 06:44
By Melvin Greer ~ Sensors are integrated in all sorts of things and many of those sensors are communicating with all kinds of machines over the Internet. To that extent, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a reality not a dream.
Melvin Greer
Sun, 03/12/2017 - 07:31
If you read the MIT Technology Review, the DARPA website, and Google Futurist Ray Kurzweil on a regular basis, you will be provided daily insights into the trends of disruptive technological transformation.
Chuck Brooks
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:18

Digital technology has drastically impacted our lives. Beyond this new threshold of interconnectedness, we should consider digital technology’s impact on citizenship and the very nature of democracy in the future. When Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1436, he knew it would ease the labor of monks who spent all day manually copying the Bible.

Vint Cerf
Mon, 01/30/2017 - 23:32
Today, making a business or IT decision requires considering more information and contextual impact than ever before. The need for speed with increasing complexity has opened up the opportunity for technical assistance from Cognitive AI. This post will look into three of these...
Jim Sinur
Mon, 01/30/2017 - 22:58
By Jim Sinur ~ ​​​​​​​Artificial Intelligence can be leveraged quickly for business strategy by seeking out important patterns inside and outside an organization, assisting with strategic moves, and suggesting the proper actions to take – whether that is taking advantage of a situation or avoiding a potential risk.
Jim Sinur
Sun, 12/18/2016 - 17:38

I’m teaching a new course this semester on cognitive technologies (AKA artificial intelligence) to Babson MBAs. Many of them are new to this set of technologies, and seeing the topic through my students’ eyes has made me realize how overwhelming it can be. There are so many different types of AI, each requiring some technical knowledge to fully grasp, that newcomers to the field often have difficulty figuring out how to jump in.

Tom Davenport
Thu, 12/08/2016 - 07:07

All physical objects are continuously broadcasting information about themselves. Objects don’t just sit there doing nothing even if they are lifeless entities; in fact, they are busily telling the universe who they are and what their properties are, whether anyone cares to “listen” or not. They are continuously broadcasting their existence and identity.

Kiran Garimella