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Is Artificial Intelligence Mature Enough to Combat COVID-19?

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Organizations at the federal, community, and commercial levels are leveraging artificial intelligence to control the spread of COVID-19, but is the technology ready?

 Before the world was even conscious of the threat posed by COVID-19, artificial intelligence had detected the beginnings of the outbreak.

On December 30, 2019, researchers from BlueDot, a company that uses AI to track and anticipate infectious diseases, spotted a report about a pneumonia of unknown aetiology in China. Read More

How The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Fast-Tracking Digital Transformation In Companies

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If “necessity is the mother of invention,” coronavirus (COVID-19) forced many around the world to rethink our daily lives from work to school to entertainment. In response to travel bans, school closures, and recommendations to not gather in large groups and keep our distance from fellow humans to limit the spread of the virus, many people turned to digital tools to keep some semblance of normality. It’s been imperative to digitally transform our places of work and education to be able to operate effectively. Those companies able to use technology well to keep going and rethink their business model for the future by fast-tracking digital transformation will be ones ahead of their competition. Read More

Going Beyond Digital Transformation

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The trend of digitalization of the workplace is challenging businesses across the country to adapt quickly to meet the needs of their talent and customers. While a simple solution is to update current business technology to the latest and greatest, business leaders quickly find that it is not a sustainable practice in the long run. Read More

Digital Transformation: Why Now?

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It’s hard to avoid the phrase “digital transformation” in technology articles these days. The thing is we’ve been in the digital age for at least 40 years. Companies have been transforming with the use of digital technology for a long time now. For example, in 1986 the New York Times covered “Digital’s Surprising Revival” which looked into the business transformation of Digital Equipment Corporation.

Why is digital transformation so important right now for companies? What’s different? Read More

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) A Threat To Humans?

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Are artificial intelligence (AI) and superintelligent machines the best or worst thing that could ever happen to humankind? This has been a question in existence since the 1940s when computer scientist Alan Turing wondered and began to believe that there would be a time when machines could have an unlimited impact on humanity through a process that mimicked evolution. Read More

Use Data to Revolutionize Project Planning

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The California bullet train between San Diego and San Francisco. Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter program. Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport. Apple’s AirPower wireless charging pad. These are just a few examples of projects that suffered severe schedule delays and cost overruns, or that were unable to deliver on their promised scope. Read More

The Human And Machine Workforce Leading Digital Transformation

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When it comes to digital transformation, humans—believe it or not—play an integral role. In fact, companies that make strong use of the combined human/machine workforce have a far greater chance of success in digital transformation. Accenture calls these combined people/bot workspaces “future systems”—systems that seamlessly integrate humans and robots to create business goals that are limitless, agile, and “radically human.” I consider the companies that harness the power of humans and machines will be the ultimate winners of the future of work.

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