AI technology including robots and digital humans are normal in our house. But this caught me by surprise!
Technology is often responsible for de-humanising the experience. But when used appropriately, technology can recede and almost disappear as people get immersed in new experiences that amplify the best in humanity.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the electricity of our era, and it already feeds into everything we do. From a personal perspective, it’s in the predictive recommendations telling me which products to buy on Amazon.com. It’s the natural language processing in my Uber app getting me where I need to go. It’s the machine learning behind my Facebook profile doing things it probably shouldn’t be. And the deep learning in my Google experience helping me answer my kids questions and look a lot smarter than I really am. But the big question remains – how do you bring AI into your business? [...]
People talk about digital disruption as if it’s the biggest challenge facing businesses today. Examples are plentiful - you only have to ask the taxi or hotel industry how much their business has been turned inside-out by the digital innovations brought to the table by Uber and AirBnB. But is it really the use of digital leading the disruption?
Woodside use IBM Watson to help engineers make faster, more accurate fact-based decisions with access to over 30 years expertise captured in 28,000 project-related documents, understood, analysed and presented in seconds.
Like many organisations, Guiding Eyes for the Blind have been collecting data for decades in the hope that one day it would provide significant benefit - including volumes of complex genetic mapping, medical records, and journals and logs from thousands of puppy raisers, foster parents and trainers. Their hope - is that through data and insight they can lift the success rate of their guide-dog breeding program.
In a world where all businesses are digital and make data-driven decisions, how do you create and sustain a competitive advantage? Businesses today need to intrinsically understand, reason and learn - that is the foundation of cognitive.
IBM Insight 2015 kicks of with Twitter, Weather and Watson analytics.