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Public Private Partnerships And The Cybersecurity Challenge Of Protecting Critical Infrastructure


In the U.S., most of the critical infrastructure, including defense, oil and gas, electric power grids, health care, utilities, communications, transportation, education, banking and finance, is owned by the private sector (about 85 percent according to DHS) and regulated by the public sector. The public and private relationship in operating and protecting critical infrastructure requires a strong working partnership. Protecting the critical infrastructure poses a difficult challenge because democratic… more

Is AI Data Driven, Algorithm Driven, or Process Driven?


There are those that think that data is the oil of AI and the focus should be clean data, data science and deep understanding of what the data means. There are those that say data is meaningless without context that can be with other data, models/algorithms or processes. Let’s explore the arguments in a concise fashion to discover the advantage of each view. The Case for Data Driven Data is the starting point, as it is a very useful asset. True or not, it is assumed that data carries knowledge and that… more

How CDOs can promote machine learning in government

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By David Schatsky and Rameeta Chauhan Machine learning is a powerful and versatile technology, but a number of factors are restraining adoption in both the private sector and government. Five vectors of progress in machine learning can change that.  Artificial intelligence (AI) holds tremendous potential for governments, especially machine learning technology, which can help discover patterns and anomalies and make predictions. There are five vectors of progress that can make it easier, faster, and… more

Data-Driven VCs: Who Is Using AI To Be A Better (And Smarter) Investor


I. A Data-driven What? The ones of you who know me are very well aware that if there is something which has sort of obsessed me for the last few years, this is definitely how to use analytics and AI to improve the venture industry. While I tended to focus on scouting and evaluation, I learned that AI can be also used to spot general trends, identify market gaps, improve VCs portfolio management, better match co-investors and deals, gather intelligence on competitors’ landscape, identifying potential… more

Hiring A Data Scientist: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly


I recently came across this job description for a data scientist (anonymized to protect the innocent) Responsibilities: Translate business requirements into machine learning product. Architect and Build machine learning software products for our core business. Communicate with business owners the strategy and rationale, define and execute a project plan Lead all aspects of ML automation including model training and development, feature selection and model tuning. Develop production… more

The Coming Clash Of The Contested Commons


Introduction The contested commons are growing in number and nature. In addition to geospace, space, and aquaspace (Risk Group terminology for maritime areas), cyberspace is also now a contested common. While no nation owns or controls these contested commons, over the years, the order in geospace, space, and aquaspace was effectively managed. However, the emergence of cyberspace has fundamentally disrupted the global order. Cyberspace brings nations substantial strategic value. Today, any nation with… more

So How Goes That AI Spring?


While AI hasn’t reached its full potential or its eventual impact yet, AI is making good progress in many directions simultaneously. Let’s examine some of the progress to date. While I’m sure that AI is adding value, I’m also sure there is more progress that is not visible yet as it is in the labs or being pioneered in several scientific avenues. Let’s look at the value add of AI to date. Turning Data into Knowledge AI is contributing to digesting large amounts of fast or slow data to create information… more

Internet Of Things (IoT), VR And Blockchain: How To Survive The "Retail Apocalypse"​


Silicon Valley is abuzz with the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) and blockchain vendors seeking the Holy Grail of Retail: mass consumer markets where their technology can help fashion designers and retailers survive the "retail apocalypse." At the recent San Francisco Tech Fashion Week, retail experts provided invaluable insights that could save millions of designers, major retailers and small shops from bankruptcy. Here are key insights from three panels. Panel 1:… more

How To Prevent AI Ethics Councils From Failing


There's nothing “artificial” about Artificial Intelligence-infused systems. These systems are real and are already impacting everyone today though automated predictions and decisions. However, these digital brains may demonstrate unpredictable behaviors that can be disruptive, confusing, offensive and even dangerous. Therefore, before getting started with an AI strategy, it’s critical for companies to consider AI through the lens of building systems you can trust. Educate on the Criticality of a ‘People… more

Failing Architecture? Digital Twins to the Rescue!


We are hearing the tales of severely ill or dying enterprise architectural efforts in even the best of organizations. It really shouldn’t be a surprise as architectural efforts are long, slow and change before they are complete. Even if an organization manages to complete one, things are changing so fast the value of even a rare complete architecture is dubious at best. Leveraging digital twins can be a game changer for architecture. A digital twin is a digital replica of physical assets, processes, people… more