Nicklas Bergman, columnist, has spent the last 25 years working as an entrepreneur and technology investor, mostly focusing on investments and business development in emerging markets, IT, instrumentation, nanotechnology, computing, new materials and new media art, currently through close to 15 direct and indirect investments. Nicklas states he's made lots of mistakes, been responsible for epic failures and is lucky enough to be part of some successes along the way. Over the years he's said no to investments that turned into unicorns and spent way too much time in endless meetings.
Healthcare, growing to $10 Trillion US globally, lags behind nearly 80% of other industries in innovative technology adoption, and in fact, is at the bottom five across industries. However, this is about to change in the next three years.
Benny retired last week. There was a small party for him in the IT department, and everyone chipped in to get him an Apple Watch, the obligatory successor to the Gold Watch of yore.
Over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day. Much of this data consists of information that would allow people to be personally and individually identified (or, personal information).
For any nation, the energy ecosystem is fundamental to its progress and development. Since the energy industry drives economic growth, the power grid has always had a profound impact on a nation’s economic survival, security and sustainability.
Original COGNITIVE WORLD publication date May, 2017
We all chafe against the brittleness of SIRI, Alexa, Google… every day. They’re so incredibly useful and yet so incredibly… well, stupid, at the same time. For instance:
Me to Google: How tall was the President of the United States when Donald Trump was born?
Doug Lenat, Ph.D., contributor, is a pioneer in artificial intelligence. Dr. Lenat is founder of the long-standing Cyc project and CEO of Cycorp, a provider of semantic technologies for unprecedented common sense reasoning. He has been a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon and Stanford and has received numerous honors, including the bi-annual IJCAI Computers and Thought Award (the highest honor in Artificial Intelligence). Dr. Lenat is a founder and Advisory Board member of TTI Vanguard, where he continues to co-run four conferences each year.
Molly Lavik has been instrumental in the formation of the sustainable business industry for the past decade, and for the last five years has also developed the world’s first conference at the intersection of artificial intelligence and the Entertainment/Media/Health and Wellness industries.
We would not be comfortable giving emotionally impaired people real-time decision-making authority over our family members’ health, our life savings, our cars or our missile defense systems. Yet we are hurtling in that direction with today’s emotionally impaired AIs.