Thu, 11/22/2018 - 04:10
By Hessie Jones   |  November 24, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBESHessie Jones is a Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of ArCompany Imagine a future where you can communicate with your smartphone – or whatever digital extension of you exists at that time – through an evolved smart digital agent that readily understands you, your needs, and exists on your behalf to procure the things and experiences you want. What if it could do all this while protecting and securing your personal information,…

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 00:37
By Hessie Jones   |  October 29, 2018 Hessie Jones is a Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of ArCompany This is Part II of a two-part series of my interview with Kimera, an AGI technology company that is challenging our current systems: our global economic model, use digital and how that has to change for a collective path forward. Please see Part I: Kimera Seeks to Transform Humanity's Path through AGI and Cryptocurrency. Hessie: There is this view that for AI to truly be transformational and…

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:50
By Francesco Corea, Ph.D.  |  October 15, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBESFrancesco Corea is a Complexity Scientist, Tech Investor, Data Strategist and AI Advisor The 21st century would be the “century of complexity” (Hawking, 2000) I. Setting the stage The IoT and consumer hardware industry have seen multiple failures and a few exits over the last 12–18 months (while the B2B side has been doing a bit better overall) and some criticism has been recently made to the industry to slow down. In spite…

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 21:47
By Hessie Jones   |  September 28, 2018  Hessie Jones is a Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of ArCompany This is Part I of a two-part series of my interview with Kimera Systems, an Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) technology company that is challenging our current systems: our global economic model, how we currently use digital, and how that has to change for a collective path forward. Today, we are witnessing an unrelenting turbulence in technology, concurrent with the human-induced threats…

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 03:56
By Alan Trefler  |  September 1, 2018 Alan Trefler is Founder and CEO of Pegasystems, and a visionary and expert in the field of customer relations for over 30 years--> I’ve been thinking about the feedback we’ve received from those who attended last month’s PegaWorld conference in Las Vegas. Nearly 5,000 attendees spent three days listening to success stories from companies like Aflac, Genworth Financial, and Liberty Global, learning about our newest technology solutions, and…

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 02:51
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D  |  August 1, 2018Dr. Setrag Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader This is Part II of Blockchain for Organizational Culture. As we saw in Part I, there are powerful cultural decentralization trends globally, within enterprises or organizations, and for individuals. The modern worker is keen on innovation and is increasingly yearning for autonomous work environments. I recently attended the Blockchain…

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 00:47
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D   |  July 14, 2018Dr. Setrag Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader This is a two part post, focusing on the impact of Blockchain on transformations in Organizational Culture. (Part II is referenced below). The impact on Organizational Culture is one of the most fascinating realities of the digital era. Digital technologies, including Blockchain, are just enablers of cultural trends that are…

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 00:31
Simply Explained - Savjee Published on Nov 13, 2017 What is a blockchain and how do they work? I'll explain why blockchains are so special in simple and plain English!

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 07:40
  BUY "Because something is happening here, but you don't know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?" --Bob Dylan, Ballad of a Thin Man This book is a wake-up call to all game changers, alerting them to the impending collision of the two largest foundational technologies for the coming decades: artificial intelligence and blockchain. AI has had a long history with brief interludes of hype and excitement, seeking to do nothing short of expropriating and externalizing the cognitive skills locked away in our…

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 21:57
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D   |  June 6, 2018Dr. Setrag Khoshafian is Chief Evangelist and VP of BPM technology at Pegasystems The decentralized ledger technology underlying cryptocurrencies – Blockchain – is becoming a defacto solution for many peer-to-peer applications. There are plenty of books and articles describing the underlying algorithms and technologies of “Blocks” and their hash-based “chaining.” And yes, there is some confusion as to exactly what Blockchain is! We will not cover yet…

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 21:09
By Francesco Corea, Ph.D.  |  May 24, 2018Francesco Corea is a Complexity Scientist, Tech Investor, Data Strategist and AI Advisor IV. Decentralized Intelligent Companies There is plenty of landscapes of blockchain and cryptocurrencies startups out there. I am anyway only interested in those companies working at the intersection (or the convergence, as someone calls it) of AI and blockchain, which apparently are not that many. They are mainly concentrated in San Francisco area and London, but there are…

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 21:05
By Francesco Corea, Ph.D.  |  May 24, 2018Francesco Corea is a Complexity Scientist, Tech Investor, Data Strategist and AI Advisor III. How Blockchain can change AI In the previous section, we quickly touched upon the effects that AI might eventually have on the blockchain. Now instead, we will make the opposite exercise understanding what impact can the blockchain have on the development of machine learning systems. More in details, blockchain could: Help AI explaining itself (and making us believe it…

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 20:06
By Francesco Corea, Ph.D.  |  May 24, 2018Francesco Corea is a Complexity Scientist, Tech Investor, Data Strategist and AI Advisor II. How AI can change Blockchain Although extremely powerful, a blockchain has its own limitations as well. Some of them are technology-related while others come from the old-minded culture inherited from the financial services sector, but all of them can be affected by AI in a way or another: Energy consumption: mining is an incredibly hard task that requires a ton of…

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:14
By Francesco Corea, Ph.D.  |  May 21, 2018Columnist Francesco Corea is a Complexity Scientist, Tech Investor, Data Strategist and AI Advisor It is undeniable that AI and blockchain are two of the major technologies that are catalyzing the pace of innovation and introducing radical shifts in every industry. Each technology has its own degree of technical complexity as well as business implications but the joint use of the two may be able to redesign the entire technological (and human) paradigm from…

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 19:10
By Ron Schmelzer  |  May 4, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not the only technology that’s getting a lot of media and investor attention these days. Blockchain is emerging as a technology in its own right separate from the much-hyped rise in value of cryptocurrencies. Proponents of blockchain claim that it will have fundamental, ground-breaking impact on all industries, changing the way that we transact with one another. Blockchain…

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 05:15
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D   |  January 29, 2018Dr. Setrag Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader Digitization is having a remarkable impact on all industry sectors. Manufacturing in particular is in the midst of a major digital transformation shift often characterized as Industrie 4.0 (aka Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing (especially in the US)).  The transformation of Manufacturing goes beyond the confines of intelligent…

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 18:07
Praful Krishna, CEO, Coseer | May 15, 2017 | Source: Coseer  It’s conquered Go and cracked the labyrinthine code of human language but, on a global scale, the technology of artificial intelligence is still maturing. To get to the next generation of AI, we need to equip it with accountability and democratize it with scale. AI that is able to show us exactly how it makes all decisions, will allow us to understand its reasoning. AI that is lightweight, yet powerful enough to efficiently apply to applications…

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 04:53
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D  |  October 25, 2017  |  SourceDr. Khoshafian is Pegasystems' Chief Evangelist, IoT strategist, and strategic BPM (digital processes) technology leader The increasingly fast paced and competitive landscape of products and services have necessitated innovative approaches for managing logistics and supply chain. Logistics pertains to distribution and organization of products within an organization. It includes warehousing and transportation and is considered part of the overall …

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 02:20
By Dan Conway  |  October 11, 2017 Recently, I was involved in a conversation with some folks who were using blockchain to persist rules of behavior for swarms of drones. Part of the conversation brought back memories. Almost 25 years ago, when the first Jurassic Park movie was created, gatherings of AAAI (at the time the American Association for Artificial Intelligence) often talked about how flocks of birds could be modeled as agents, and what rules they had to follow to be successful both individually…

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:11
By Kiran Garimella   |   September 14, 2017 The cognitive computing revolution is now making inroads into one of the most conservative areas of business—the lower middle market of private companies. Making up 40%-50% of the GDP, this market remains one of the most technologically under-served segments of the economy. Until now. AI and Blockchain are bringing disruptive innovation to this middle market to introduce efficiencies and disintermediation. The Alliance of M&A Advisors (The Alliance) that…