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AI will be the gem of digital going forward for a long time. It is a co-driver of smarts in both automation and customer excellence efforts along with static algorithms. AI can learn, handle fuzzy problems, and help with increasing the probability of success in decisions, assist humans in interacting with traditional rule-based organizational systems and reaching shifting goals. There are five facets of AI that are shining bright now and for the future. There could be more down the road as AI progresses…

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One can't go anywhere today without hearing about AI, but I would say that half of it is around projecting how AI will be affecting our future and the other half is about data focused approaches. While there is nothing wrong about these discussions and articles, most of us are more interested in the results of AI, which represents a family of approaches and algorithms in action to apply to business and everyday problems. Even though there are three major approaches to AI, this case study is all about the…

2 months ago
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…

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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…

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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…

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Like it or not you will be interacting with either physical or software robots soon. A cobot or co-robot (from collaborative robot) is a robot intended to physically interact with humans in a shared workspace. It’s not just the obvious robots to consider. Additionally, there are software bots that can either assist you with knowledge/data mining or actions that eliminate drone work. While there will be initial interfacing issues and learning curves to get by, there are a number of long term issues to…

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Like it or not we are all going to get inundated by AI, Robotics and Automation opportunities. As organizations or individuals, we will have to decide how we are going to respond. Since we can no longer count on AI going back into another “AI Winter” because it is not going away. We will have to decide on AI as a trend and each AI encounter we will be facing. Our choices on AI will either make us win or lose in the short term and the long run. What are the responses to AI we can exercise? Ignore AI You…

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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…

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By Jim Sinur  |  January 22, 2018 History teaches us that there were two large AI Winters in the past. One starting in the mid 1970s and another in the late 1980's There were very clear reasons for the last two AI Winters, but most of the technical and cost issues are gone. The wild card is how humans accept AI this time around. My bet is against another brutal winter. This does not mean there won't be cold snaps, but a 15-20 year freeze out doesn't seem likely now.The First AI Winter: It was caused by a…

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By Jim Sinur  |  September 24, 2017  |  Source: Jim Sinur's Blog The critical first step in the commercial underwriting and risk management process, gathering and extracting financial data from client submissions, is almost universally a manual, non-responsive, error-prone, non-scalable process.  Timely and consistent application of credit policy across the enterprise is extremely challenging at best and becomes increasingly difficult to operationalize as the organization scales.    Variation in form […

2 years 5 months ago
The world is speeding up and accelerating as you read this article. Big data keeps piling up; new IoT devices are multiplying exponentially; new patterns of threats and opportunities are emerging by the second; decisions are lagging optimal conclusions; the goals keep changing; the governance complexity is growing; and your actions had better be on the mark. Your processes can’t hang with this pace and you can’t collaborate fast enough to get the brain power on the job. It’s worse than the game called “…

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By Jim Sinur 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 factors and how cognitive powers can be applied to assist decision makers.     In the near future, Cognitive AI will assist decision makers, allowing them to get to their desired business outcomes faster than ever…

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Source: Aragon Research 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. To accomplish this, AI finds the patterns of interest, points out viable alternatives, and suggests courses of action in a significantly compressed time period. AI finds the…

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by Jim Sinur The new year promises opportunities for organizations that are aimed at better business outcomes which leverage digital technologies. 2016 was characterized by significant digital experimentation with intense customer focus and increased operational efficiency.  These themes will continue and be amplified in 2017 along with better security, better business adaptation, and more convergence of digital technologies while seeking a bigger set of digital benefits.     Here are my top 7…

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by Jim Sinur It’s a given that the number of devices are exploding and the signals, events, and patterns coming from these devices are just overwhelming. Responding quickly to all of these devices and their signals is the key to digital success. Imagine what you could do if you put the intelligence closer and even inside of these devices? Moving AI to the edge will be a major movement starting in 2017. What might this intelligence help? Here is my take on the opportunities to augment management in the…

2 years 5 months ago
by Jim Sinur The amount of data and information flying our way is almost too much to absorb. It’s even harder to optimize the understanding of that data and leverage it in the right way to make successful decisions. The digital world will only become increasingly complex and faster, so how can organizations and their executives survive and thrive?   AI should have a seat at your decision makers' table  Cognitive AI is here to help provide better explanations, assist with more predictions, and optimize…