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The Wonderful World Of Quora

The Wonderful World Of Quora | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Quora, the social Q&A platform, is beginning to get its sea legs. There are so many ways to use Quora, well beyond just asking and answering questions. Some people like to answer and ask questions.

Via Ivo Nový, Zbynek Kysela ✔, Dona Chakraborty, Mark Strozier
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social Q&A is all about increasing collaboration and flattening the enterprise. Quora is a great resource in the public space, and other solutions also exist as private spaces.

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Andreia Pinto de Sousa e Filipa Rodrigues Pereira's curator insight, January 16, 2013 6:49 PM

Uma plataforma social para a troca de conhecimento que está a crescer a olhos vistos. Quora é uma rede social que nos liga ao conhecimento. Coloca-se uma questão e ao fim de alguns minutos temos pelo menos uma resposta. Está a tornar-se uma ferramenta de aprendizagem. 

Dipanjan Chakraborty's curator insight, January 17, 2013 3:59 AM

Quora trends.

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 20, 2013 9:08 AM
Le monde merveilleux de Quora...

Quora, le social Q & A plate-forme, commence à se faire le pied marin. Il ya tellement de façons d'utiliser Quora, bien au-delà de poser et de répondre aux questions. Certaines personnes aiment à répondre et poser des questions.


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Digital Transformation of Businesses
A selection of documents, articles, papers, videos and other content for those interested in the transformation that is required when going 100% digital in an organization. I also try to highlight the impacts, both positives and negatives of that transformation. Like it? Please click "Recommend"
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How AI is Changing the Way You Buy Things via @cloudraker @shudson 

How AI is Changing the Way You Buy Things via @cloudraker @shudson  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

The Artificial Intelligence Revolution isn’t around the corner—it’s here. A common remark is that as soon as some new form of AI is possible, it’s no longer AI, it’s just what computers “do”. And while we won’t notice most of AI’s effects in our world, there will be visible signs as digital technology is infused with AI. Through the lens of commerce, it’s easier to see AI’s deep effects as progress continues. Here are a few examples.

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Very proud to share an article I recently co-authored on CloudRaker blog with Simon Hudson. It sheds lights into the potential impacts that AI will have on retail stores.

A must read ;-)

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 20, 1:07 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this article describing the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the retail sector...AI is becoming a vital tool in improving the efficiency of commerce, be it regular stores or e-commerce.  The world of business, marketing, and sales has really changed.


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https://paper.li/f-1482109921

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Power of #socialGraph: How Facebook Tells Your Friends You're Safe in a Disaster in Under 5min via @HighScal 

Power of #socialGraph: How Facebook Tells Your Friends You're Safe in a Disaster in Under 5min via @HighScal  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Only Facebook could create Safety Check, not because of resources as you might expect, but because Facebooks lets employees build crazy things like Safety Check and because only Facebook has 1.5 billion geographically distributed users, with a degree of separation between them of only 4.74 edges, and only Facebook has users who are fanatical about reading their news feeds. A small team couldn’t build a big pipeline and index, so they wrote some hacky PHP and effectively got the job done at scale.

This paper details how Facebook build Safety Check

Farid Mheir's insight:

Essential read on this new technology from Facebook that was made possible because of the social graph that Facebook builds. Impressive if only because the solution was easy to build.

 

Also read the companion article for a high-level description rather than this detailed one: http://highscalability.com/blog/2015/11/14/how-facebooks-safety-check-works.html

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 21, 12:42 PM

Thanks to report Farid Mheir for this special feature of Facebook--something that could save your life.

Russell Roberts

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https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

https://paper.li/f-1482109921

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12 Retail trends and predictions in retail for 2017

12 Retail trends and predictions in retail for 2017 | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
This year’s forecasts will highlight the trends & issues that we think will have major impacts on the retail industry over the coming 12 months.
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Predictions for retail word this year.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 21, 12:44 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this intriguing look how Big Data and digital trend analysis will affect changes in retail marketing.

Russell Roberts

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INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s How Google Tracks You - and What You Can Do About It

INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s How Google Tracks You - and What You Can Do About It | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Just about anyone who's online is in some way interacting with a Google product. Here's how Google tracks you -- and what you can do about it.

Via Peter Azzopardi
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A good overview.

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StacyLada's curator insight, January 22, 12:04 PM
Scaring? Who controls these data?
Christophe Chambet-Falquet's curator insight, January 23, 9:04 AM

As said : Who cares ?

Mark Cottee's curator insight, January 23, 6:14 PM
Yes Google - I downloaded this
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Cards Against Silicon Valley: the next best office party game for #techStartups? via @cbInsights 

Cards Against Silicon Valley: the next best office party game for #techStartups? via @cbInsights  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
A party game for horrible tech people.
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This sounds so funny...!

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 21, 2:40 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this comic relief during this age of stress and fear.  Sometimes we forget how helpful laughter is , even at our own expense.

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Automation will replace jobs mostly in China and India according to @McKinsey

Automation will replace jobs mostly in China and India according to @McKinsey | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive overnight. A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.
Farid Mheir's insight:

Very useful stats and data.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 21, 2:45 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this insightful report.  According to the McKinsey Global Institutes, automation will supplant human workers in the near future, with India and China being the prime targets.  The handwriting is on the proverbial wall: upgrade your technical and social skills or be left behind.  Those attending colleges and universities should give serious thought about what career path they take.  You may not have a job when you graduate. The future lies in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine.

Russell Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

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CAYOL's curator insight, January 21, 3:21 PM

Very useful stats and data.

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RAWGraphs an open source data visualization framework that complex data viz easy for everyone via @gnat 

RAWGraphs an open source data visualization framework that complex data viz easy for everyone via @gnat  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

An open source data visualization framework built with the goal of making the visual representation of complex data easy for everyone.

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Simple. Easy. Efficient. Wow.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 20, 12:59 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this fascinating infographic.  Eye catching and easy to understand....nicely done.


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Moral Machine: @MIT let's you decide who should self-driving cars kill when faced with life-or-death situations1

Moral Machine: @MIT let's you decide who should self-driving cars kill when faced with life-or-death situations1 | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Moral Machine is a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving cars. We show you moral dilemmas, where a driverless car must choose the lesser of two evils, such as killing two passengers or five pedestrians. As an outside observer, you judge which outcome you think is more acceptable. You can then see how your responses compare with those of other people.

Farid Mheir's insight:

This is simply brilliant as it forces you to make moral decisions and then reports back on your biases based on your answers. Some of the choices are questionable (how will a self driving car determine if someone is homeless or a criminal) but overall the process is very useful when considering the decisions we will soon let machines make.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 20, 1:11 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this peek at how machine intelligence can help or hinder us in making moral decisions. Wondrous as this technology is, there are important moral and cultural issues that must be resolved before the technology becomes an active part of our lives.  This article raises some disturbing, but necessary questions.


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2017 Predictions in the context of exponential growth and impact of #technology in business

2017 Predictions in the context of exponential growth and impact of #technology in business | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

My 2016 predictions focused on the shifting world of customer experience. I have viewed experience through a next generation lens, realizing that our interaction paradigms will change considerably in the next five years (conversational systems, ecosystems, virtual reality, augmented reality, etc.). Rather than expand on that theme this year, I am shifting my lens to purpose. At the end of the day, it’s about human well-being. The experiences that business and government create are in some way linked to our own life experiences – and ultimately our well-being. History tells us that we experienced great improvements in the standard of living of developed countries during a special century between 1870 and 1970 – but there has been little change since.

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Another set of predictions for the year but in the context of exponential growth.

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Rethinking the Value Chain in an era of #digital, #social, #AI and #IoT via @capgemini 

Rethinking the Value Chain in an era of #digital, #social, #AI and #IoT via @capgemini  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Rethinking the Value Chain: New Realities in Collaborative Business – the premise of this report suggests that the industry’s traditional approach to the value chain, whereby product and information flow linearly and sequentially from supplier to manufacturer to retailer to consumer – is no longer sufficient. The findings further point out that value chains cannot keep pace with the new reality of global changes in consumer behaviour, business innovation, demographics and economics. As a result there is a need to lead a shift away from value chains towards more collaborative value networks. The report takes a closer look at the trends impacting the industry while presenting the strategic areas of focus for concrete actions.

Farid Mheir's insight:

Digital impacts back-office as much as front office - so why has BO changed so slowly and what should be done. Some recommendations here

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Navigating the Dozens of Different Strategy Options- why your #strategy may need a #strategy! via @hbr

Navigating the Dozens of Different Strategy Options- why your #strategy may need a #strategy! via @hbr | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

It’s never been more complicated to pick the right strategy.

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Digital strategy is one of the strategies to choose from. The article and the accompanying book sheds very interesting light into the strategy frameworks that exists and gives tools to help select the best for your needs and goals.

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Inspect Element: How to Temporarily Edit Any Webpage

Inspect Element: How to Temporarily Edit Any Webpage | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
There's a powerful tool hiding in your browser: Inspect Element.
Right-click on any webpage, click Inspect, and you'll see the innards of that site: its source code, the images and CSS that form its design, the fonts and icons it uses, and the Javascript code that power
Farid Mheir's insight:

A simple overview of a very useful and powerful tool.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 18, 1:30 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this look at a new way to edit any webpage.  I've used this tool a few times...it's great as long as you are familiar with CCS and Javascript.  This is not the place to experiment if you don't have some background in basic coding.


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https://paper.li/f-1482109921.

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The Doomsday Invention: a #longRead review & discussion on #AI and the book Superintelligence via @NewYorker 

The Doomsday Invention: a #longRead review & discussion on #AI and the book Superintelligence via @NewYorker  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Raffi Khatchadourian on Nick Bostrom, an Oxford philosopher who asks whether inventing artificial intelligence will bring us utopia or destruction.
Farid Mheir's insight:

Perfect Sunday morning reading which is guaranteed to make you reflect and ponder for the next weeks. The article is a typical New Yorker one, very well researched and written. So captivating that it got me to start reading the book which appears to be as captivating and surprisingly easy to read and understand. I love those finds and have the feeling this book will be the best complement to "Singularity is Near" and "On Intelligence" that I wrote about in the past.

 

- book "singularity is near": http://fmcs.digital/blog/singularity-is-near-an-essential-read-to-understand-why-technology-evolves-so-fast/ 

- book "on intelligence": http://fmcs.digital/blog/on-intelligence-mustread-to-understand-frontal-cortex-architecture-what-makes-us-intelligent/ 

- article "Why the future does not need us": http://fmcs.digital/blog/why-the-future-doesnt-need-us-a-reminder-that-ai-may-have-a-bad-side-via-wired/ 

- related posts: http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-transformation-of-businesses/?tag=Singularity+is+Near 

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 15, 6:16 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this look at our immediate future.  "The New Yorker" article is utterly fascinating and scary. Will AI be a blessing or a curse?  I fear rapid change is coming and, as a species, we aren't prepared for its arrival.  If weren't not careful, machines with artificial intelligence will replace us.  Welcome to "West World", "Blade Runner", and "Terminator."

Russ Roberts 

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

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https://paper.li/f-1482109921

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Gen Z: Get Ready for the Most Self-Conscious, Demanding Consumer Segment 

Gen Z: Get Ready for the Most Self-Conscious, Demanding Consumer Segment  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Generation Z (Gen Z), born after 2000, is the first generation not to have known life without technologies and services such as smartphones, iPads, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Exposure to these technologies and services has influenced this demographic’s broader expectations and behaviors.

We have identified three defining attributes of Gen Zers:

  • Gen Zers tend to attach great importance to personal appearance, in large part because they are the first generation to grow up “in public” online, i.e., documenting their lives on social media.
  • The pressures presented by social media are encouraging Gen Zers to spend on leisure services, such as vacations, dining out and going out. This is what we call “the Instagram effect.”
  • The on-demand economy, ranging from video-on-demand services such as Netflix to dine-on-demand apps such as UberEATS, is making Gen Z the most demanding, least patient generation ever.

US consumers spent $829.5 billion on Gen Zers in 2015, we estimate. Around $66 billion of that total was spent on discretionary categories, while most of it was spent on essential or semi discretionary categories such as housing, food, clothing and transportation.

Farid Mheir's insight:

Make sure you can fulfill their digital needs because they are coming to replace the millennials!

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 16, 4:14 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this fascinating article on the evolution of Generation Z, which has been called the "least patient generation ever."  Social media have created a group of young folks susceptible to the "on demand" economy, thanks to instagram, facebook, and other social media.  I see this in my students at school...so impatient and demanding of immediate gratification.  That progress, I guess.


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https://paper.li/f-1482109921

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#musthave tools for store associates to thrive in an information-enabled world via @tulipretail 

#musthave tools for store associates to thrive in an information-enabled world via @tulipretail  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

The way people shop has completely changed over the past five years. A large part of this change in behavior has been driven by online access to information. Shoppers now have easy access to more product information than ever before. Yet as the modern buying experience has changed dramatically, the in-store experience at most retailers has remained frozen in time. In particular, most sales associates do not have tools at their disposal that might allow them to keep up with the information-empowered shoppers they now serve.

Farid Mheir's insight:

Amazing that those 4 tools are not already in sales associates hands today:

  1. Access to deep product information

  2. Access to customer profile information

  3. The ability to sell items that aren’t physically in the store

  4. A way to communicate with each other

Great article to remind us of it!

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 15, 6:11 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this insight into how retail marketing is changing.  A must read article for anyone involved in person-to-person sales.  Sales personnel must "get up to speed" with digital technology before they are rendered obsolete.

Russ Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

https://paper.li/f-1482109921

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Gen Z: Get Ready for the Most Self-Conscious, Demanding Consumer Segment 

Gen Z: Get Ready for the Most Self-Conscious, Demanding Consumer Segment  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Generation Z (Gen Z), born after 2000, is the first generation not to have known life without technologies and services such as smartphones, iPads, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Exposure to these technologies and services has influenced this demographic’s broader expectations and behaviors.

We have identified three defining attributes of Gen Zers:

  • Gen Zers tend to attach great importance to personal appearance, in large part because they are the first generation to grow up “in public” online, i.e., documenting their lives on social media.
  • The pressures presented by social media are encouraging Gen Zers to spend on leisure services, such as vacations, dining out and going out. This is what we call “the Instagram effect.”
  • The on-demand economy, ranging from video-on-demand services such as Netflix to dine-on-demand apps such as UberEATS, is making Gen Z the most demanding, least patient generation ever.

US consumers spent $829.5 billion on Gen Zers in 2015, we estimate. Around $66 billion of that total was spent on discretionary categories, while most of it was spent on essential or semi discretionary categories such as housing, food, clothing and transportation.

Farid Mheir's insight:

Make sure you can fulfill their digital needs because they are coming to replace the millennials!

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 16, 4:14 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this fascinating article on the evolution of Generation Z, which has been called the "least patient generation ever."  Social media have created a group of young folks susceptible to the "on demand" economy, thanks to instagram, facebook, and other social media.  I see this in my students at school...so impatient and demanding of immediate gratification.  That progress, I guess.


Russ Roberts


Hawaii Intelligence Digest


https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com


https://paper.li/f-1482109921

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#musthave tools for store associates to thrive in an information-enabled world via @tulipretail 

#musthave tools for store associates to thrive in an information-enabled world via @tulipretail  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

The way people shop has completely changed over the past five years. A large part of this change in behavior has been driven by online access to information. Shoppers now have easy access to more product information than ever before. Yet as the modern buying experience has changed dramatically, the in-store experience at most retailers has remained frozen in time. In particular, most sales associates do not have tools at their disposal that might allow them to keep up with the information-empowered shoppers they now serve.

Farid Mheir's insight:

Amazing that those 4 tools are not already in sales associates hands today:

  1. Access to deep product information

  2. Access to customer profile information

  3. The ability to sell items that aren’t physically in the store

  4. A way to communicate with each other

Great article to remind us of it!

more...
Farid Mheir's curator insight, January 16, 9:11 AM

Amazing that those 4 tools are not already in sales associates hands today:

  1. Access to deep product information

  2. Access to customer profile information

  3. The ability to sell items that aren’t physically in the store

  4. A way to communicate with each other

Great article to remind us of it!

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The Doomsday Invention: a #longRead review & discussion on #AI and the book Superintelligence via @NewYorker 

The Doomsday Invention: a #longRead review & discussion on #AI and the book Superintelligence via @NewYorker  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Raffi Khatchadourian on Nick Bostrom, an Oxford philosopher who asks whether inventing artificial intelligence will bring us utopia or destruction.
Farid Mheir's insight:

Perfect Sunday morning reading which is guaranteed to make you reflect and ponder for the next weeks. The article is a typical New Yorker one, very well researched and written. So captivating that it got me to start reading the book which appears to be as captivating and surprisingly easy to read and understand. I love those finds and have the feeling this book will be the best complement to "Singularity is Near" and "On Intelligence" that I wrote about in the past.

 

- book "singularity is near": http://fmcs.digital/blog/singularity-is-near-an-essential-read-to-understand-why-technology-evolves-so-fast/ 

- book "on intelligence": http://fmcs.digital/blog/on-intelligence-mustread-to-understand-frontal-cortex-architecture-what-makes-us-intelligent/ 

- article "Why the future does not need us": http://fmcs.digital/blog/why-the-future-doesnt-need-us-a-reminder-that-ai-may-have-a-bad-side-via-wired/ 

- related posts: http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-transformation-of-businesses/?tag=Singularity+is+Near 

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, January 16, 9:18 AM

Perfect Sunday morning reading which is guaranteed to make you reflect and ponder for the next weeks. The article is a typical New Yorker one, very well researched and written. So captivating that it got me to start reading the book which appears to be as captivating and surprisingly easy to read and understand. I love those finds and have the feeling this book will be the best complement to "Singularity is Near" and "On Intelligence" that I wrote about in the past.

 

- book "singularity is near": http://fmcs.digital/blog/singularity-is-near-an-essential-read-to-understand-why-technology-evolves-so-fast/ 

- book "on intelligence": http://fmcs.digital/blog/on-intelligence-mustread-to-understand-frontal-cortex-architecture-what-makes-us-intelligent/ 

- article "Why the future does not need us": http://fmcs.digital/blog/why-the-future-doesnt-need-us-a-reminder-that-ai-may-have-a-bad-side-via-wired/ 

- related posts: http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-transformation-of-businesses/?tag=Singularity+is+Near 

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Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us - a reminder that #AI may have a bad side via @wired 

Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us - a reminder that #AI may have a bad side via @wired  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Our most powerful 21st-century technologies – robotics, genetic engineering, and nanotech – are threatening to make humans an endangered species.

Farid Mheir's insight:

Written in 2000 and still valid - maybe more than ever in our age of AI and deep learning.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 14, 4:35 PM

A sobering, frightful look at the onrushing future--a time when robotics, nanotech, genetic engineering, and artificial intelligence will make you and me obsolete.  All of this reminds me of sci-fi films such as "Bladerunner" and novels such "I, Robot" by Isaac Asimov. A cautionary tale we should not ignore.

Russ Roberts

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"On Intelligence" #mustRead to understand frontal cortex architecture & what makes us intelligent  

Jeff Hawkins, the man who created the PalmPilot, Treo smart phone, and other handheld devices, has reshaped our relationship to computers. Now he stands ready to revolutionize both neuroscience and computing in one stroke, with a new understanding of intelligence itself.

Hawkins develops a powerful theory of how the human brain works, explaining why computers are not intelligent and how, based on this new theory, we can finally build intelligent machines.

The brain is not a computer, but a memory system that stores experiences in a way that reflects the true structure of the world, remembering sequences of events and their nested relationships and making predictions based on those memories. It is this memory-prediction system that forms the basis of intelligence, perception, creativity, and even consciousness.

In an engaging style that will captivate audiences from the merely curious to the professional scientist, Hawkins shows how a clear understanding of how the brain works will make it possible for us to build intelligent machines, in silicon, that will exceed our human ability in surprising ways.

Written with acclaimed science writer Sandra Blakeslee, On Intelligence promises to completely transfigure the possibilities of the technology age. It is a landmark book in its scope and clarity.

 

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A must read book.

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Palm Pilot Inventor Wants to Open Source the Human Brain- real world applications from the book "On Intelligence" via @Wired 

Palm Pilot Inventor Wants to Open Source the Human Brain- real world applications from the book "On Intelligence" via @Wired  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Computer scientist and entrepreneur Jeff Hawkins -- best known as the inventor of the Palm Pilot -- has a unified theory of the brain's inner workings and has created algorithms for applying this theory to computer science. 


After leaving Handspring, Hawkins founded the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience to study the brain full-time, and he co-authored On Intelligence with Sandra Blakeslee. In 2005, he co-founded Grok, originally known as Numenta, to turn his intelligence research into a marketable product.

Farid Mheir's insight:

A very high-level introduction and review of the work that led to Grok, a new service that will be demonstrated in 2 days at the Amazon re:invent conference

For those like me that were impressed with the book "On Intelligence" and are fans of the theory behind "Singularity is near", then this feels like another small but major step in the direction of intelligent machines.

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, November 9, 2013 12:25 PM

A very high level introduction and review of the work that led to Grok, a new service that will be demonstrated in 2 days at the Amazon re:invent conference


For those like me that were impressed with the book "On Intelligence" and are fans of the theory behind "Singularity is near", then this feels like another small but major step in the direction of intelligent machines.

prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 14, 4:38 PM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this analysis of Jeff Hawkin's latest foray into machine intelligence. A fascinating and somewhat alarming look at a future without humans.  The "singularity" is coming...will be ready?

Russ Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

https://paper.li/f-1482109921

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Singularity is Near: an #essential read to understand why #technology evolves so fast

Singularity is Near: an #essential read to understand why #technology evolves so fast | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Farid Mheir's insight:

An essential book (kindle book http://amzn.to/1SC8rvp) from Ray Kurzweil that presents data supporting the theory that technological evolution follows an exponential curve. The chart is a famous illustration of this exponential technology growth.

 

It explains quite well how the personal computer has been able to become part of our lives in such a rapid manner. With evidence and data form many technologies - from the microprocessor to DNA evolution - Kurzweil predicts a future where technology will help humans transcend the limitations that nature has imposed on us. 

 

Kurzweil is an optimist and shares with us a very positive outlook on the future. Not only is it an eye opening book, it has become the basis for a slew of new studies and gathering, including the singularity university.

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, November 8, 2015 3:35 PM

An essential book (kindle book http://amzn.to/1SC8rvp) from Ray Kurzweil that presents data supporting the theory that technological evolution follows an exponential curve. The chart is a famous illustration of this exponential technology growth.


It explains quite well how the personal computer has been able to become part of our lives in such a rapid manner. With evidence and data form many technologies - from the microprocessor to DNA evolution - Kurzweil predicts a future where technology will help humans transcend the limitations that nature has imposed on us. 


Kurzweil is an optimist and shares with us a very positive outlook on the future. Not only is it an eye opening book, it has become the basis for a slew of new studies and gathering, including the singularity university.

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predictive health: Smartwatches can tell you're about to get sick days in advance 

predictive health: Smartwatches can tell you're about to get sick days in advance  | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

If you're still on the fence about just how useful a smartwatch can be, a group of researchers at Stanford University have some news for you.

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Is this the first useful use case for smart watches?

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17 Web Design Trends To Watch in 2017 via @Shopify

17 Web Design Trends To Watch in 2017 via @Shopify | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
What does 2017 have in store for us? We asked the industry’s experts for their views on the future of web design trends.
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Always good to know what is trendy to make sure we can support it with digital technology.

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Robson Grant's curator insight, January 12, 9:57 AM
The internet is only 9291 days old (25 years, 5 months, 7 days including today). On 6 August 1991 the World Wide Web became publicly available. If you're into technology and the net and want a glimpse into where it's headed the Peter Smart: The Future of the Web and How to Prepare for it Now video is a must watch.
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The Highest Paying Jobs in America Based On LinkedIn Salary Data

The Highest Paying Jobs in America Based On LinkedIn Salary Data | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

The diagnosis is in: healthcare careers top the list of jobs with the highest base salary in the U.S., according to LinkedIn Salary.

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It is good to be a medical professional in the US!

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, January 11, 12:44 AM

Thanks to reporter Farid Mheir for this look at the highest paid jobs in the United States.  Eleven of the top 20 jobs are medical-related positions.  Also, tax professionals and software engineers do well in the marketplace.  Those attending college should perhaps reconsider their major fields of study.

Russ Roberts

Hawaii Intelligence Digest

https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

https://paper.li/f-1482109921

 

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