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Will A.I. Put Lawyers Out Of Business?

February 19, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES What is the law but a series of algorithms? Codified instructions proscribing dos and don’ts—ifs and thens. Sounds a lot like computer programming, right? The legal system, on the other hand, is not as straightforward as coding. Just consider the complicated state of justice today, whether it be problems stemming from backlogged courts, overburdened public defenders and swathes of defendants disproportionately accused of crimes. So, can artificial… more

The Trouble with Standards

  By Kurt Cagle  |  February 06, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES There is a running joke in standards circles: God must love standards. He's made so many of them. If you spend enough time working with standards, ontologies, reference data or information modeling, you will find yourself involved in the process of creating, modifying or defending specific standards. TOGAF, NIEM, XBRL, FIBO, UBL, Dublin Core,, W3C, standards are ubiquitous. You would think, given this, that it should be… more

Defining the Coming Quantum Revolution  

February 20, 2019 ​The quantum revolution is starting to gain traction as more people realize the potential technological capabilities of this less understood but powerful science. Quantum technology is still in the early phases of development, but its incredible capabilities could enhance our digital future in unprecedented and almost unpredictable ways. Quantum computing is at the tip of the spear in this technological wave and could exponentially heighten our computing power while strengthening other… more

Why Most Digital Transformations Will Fail

January 10, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES The engines of IT marketing recently spun out a buzz phrase that's now gaining vogue in many businesses: Digital Transformation. While the exact definition varies depending upon who is currently pushing it, the notion can be summarized roughly as follows: Organizations run on data, and in the twenty-first century, your organization needs to be able to take advantage of all of that data to remain competitive in the marketplace. By transforming your company… more

Incremental Digital Progress at Link Asset Services

CASE STUDY By Jim Sinur  |  September 26, 2018Jim is a VP and Research Fellow at Aragon Research. A distinguished thought leader, Jim covers digital and AI transformation+, and spent 20 years at Gartner where he was critical in creating the first Hype Cycle and Maturity Model. Typically organizations want to have digital goals in mind, so that they think globally and act locally. Sometimes opportunistic approaches can lead to digital progress following an educated hunch. This is what Michael Kempe, COO… more

The Semantic Zoo - Smart Data Hubs, Knowledge Graphs and Data Catalogs

By Kurt Cagle  |  January 25, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES Sometimes, you can enter into a technology too early. The groundwork for semantics was laid down in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with Tim Berners-Lee's stellar Semantic Web article, debuting in Scientific American in 2004, seen by many as the movement's birth. Yet many early participants in the field of semantics discovered a harsh reality: computer systems were too slow to handle the intense indexing requirements the technology needed,… more

Will Artificial Intelligence Soon Tell Us How To Live?

February 04, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES “What people don’t realize is that we are on the verge of a paradigmatic shift in thinking on par with the Copernican Revolution,” says Dr. Angel Iscovich. “The way we make our most personal decisions—from our partners, to our health choices, to yes, even our daily routines— is going to transform due to the falling cost of data storage and rising computing power.” If you only happened to glance at what Dr. Iscovich said, let me repeat the latter part as it… more

Forget Darwinian Evolution. Humanity May Soon Evolve Itself Through A.I.

January 29, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES Does it seem like only yesterday that you were hearing about smart phones for the first time? How about preparing for Y2K? Before we ever realized it, 2019 snuck up on us. And in less than a year, we will be entering a new decade. Before time passes us by again, let’s assess how far we have come as individuals — and as a species. It may feel like humans have always lived in relative peace aided by improving technology, especially if you're a millennial who… more

The Disappearance Of AI

By Kurt Cagle  |  January 11, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES All things come to an end, especially economic cycles. People who have logged more than a couple of decades in information technology especially are attuned to it, because their jobs and interests both tend to be forward facing. The inability of a software developer or information manager to read the future, at least in a general sense, usually means that they won't last long in the field. As the markets enter into the gyrations of this… more

The Weaponization Of Artificial Intelligence

January 21, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES   Introduction Technological development has become a rat race. In the competition to lead the emerging technology race and the futuristic warfare battleground, artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming the center of global power play. As seen across many nations, the development in autonomous weapons system (AWS) is progressing rapidly, and this increase in the weaponization of artificial intelligence seems to have become a highly destabilizing development… more