BAlternative Media Network
67 views | +0 today
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

Digital Transformation, Government, and Chatbots

Digital Transformation, Government, and Chatbots | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it

Contrary to what its name might suggest, digital transformation is primarily a problem of culture and leadership, a “human” phenomenon. It implies working in a transdisciplinary way, collaborating beyond the usual borders and above all – like in any organizational transformation process – creating trust: trust between engineers and humanists, between government departments, between citizens and government, etc. And since there are no miracles, trust is built over time and experience and it can only come from listening, honesty, competence, and transparency.

 

Technically, the data produced and collected must be designed from the outset to lend themselves optimally to automatic analysis and the systems must be built so that they can evolve easily. As for the famous ethical dimension of algorithms, we will not forget that the data feeding automatic learning must be examined from a critical point of view by competent humans and not blindly believed. In my understanding, a good part of the “ethical” problems related to AI comes from two essential points being forgotten:


– The tools must be designed from the user’s point of view (design thinking).
– The quality of training data determines the quality of program performance (garbage in garbage out).

 

Many topics were treated in this event, with numerous concrete examples of the use of new technologies: security, the blockchain, cloud, micro-services, Internet of things, etc. The theme that caught my attention the most was chatbots animated by natural language processing and deep learning. In the coming years, more and more services (governmental or commercial) will use chatbots.

 

The public already knows Siri by Apple or Alexa by Amazon. Rather than thinking of these programs as autonomous “artificial intelligence”, it would be more useful to conceive them as media for distributing expertise, user-friendly interfaces for exploring huge databases, knowledge management toolsand cognitive augmentation. Chatbots are able to understand questions in natural languages (not just recognize keywords), they can learn from their interactions, they are able to suggest relevant ideas according to context and provide a “pleasant” experience to their users.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Digital+transformation

 


Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, April 26, 2:56 PM

Contrary to what its name might suggest, digital transformation is primarily a problem of culture and leadership, a “human” phenomenon. It implies working in a transdisciplinary way, collaborating beyond the usual borders and above all – like in any organizational transformation process – creating trust: trust between engineers and humanists, between government departments, between citizens and government, etc. And since there are no miracles, trust is built over time and experience and it can only come from listening, honesty, competence, and transparency.

 

Technically, the data produced and collected must be designed from the outset to lend themselves optimally to automatic analysis and the systems must be built so that they can evolve easily. As for the famous ethical dimension of algorithms, we will not forget that the data feeding automatic learning must be examined from a critical point of view by competent humans and not blindly believed. In my understanding, a good part of the “ethical” problems related to AI comes from two essential points being forgotten:


– The tools must be designed from the user’s point of view (design thinking).
– The quality of training data determines the quality of program performance (garbage in garbage out).

 

Many topics were treated in this event, with numerous concrete examples of the use of new technologies: security, the blockchain, cloud, micro-services, Internet of things, etc. The theme that caught my attention the most was chatbots animated by natural language processing and deep learning. In the coming years, more and more services (governmental or commercial) will use chatbots.

 

The public already knows Siri by Apple or Alexa by Amazon. Rather than thinking of these programs as autonomous “artificial intelligence”, it would be more useful to conceive them as media for distributing expertise, user-friendly interfaces for exploring huge databases, knowledge management toolsand cognitive augmentation. Chatbots are able to understand questions in natural languages (not just recognize keywords), they can learn from their interactions, they are able to suggest relevant ideas according to context and provide a “pleasant” experience to their users.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Digital+transformation

 

Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Future Trends and Advances In Education and Technology
Scoop.it!

'We are moving into uncharted territory': Futurists shed light on the robotic revolution

'We are moving into uncharted territory': Futurists shed light on the robotic revolution | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it
"It is inevitable. The train left the station, the boat has left the slip — and I don't think there's preparation."

Via Grant Montgomery
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Future Trends and Advances In Education and Technology
Scoop.it!

The Universe is Far Bigger Than We Thought, and It Has 10x More Galaxies

The Universe is Far Bigger Than We Thought, and It Has 10x More Galaxies | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it
It turns out the observable universe has at least 10 times more galaxies than the mid 1990s Hubble Deep Field images count of about 100 to 200 billion. The development of more advanced space telescopes in the future could unveil even more of the observable universe.

Via Grant Montgomery
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Future Trends and Advances In Education and Technology
Scoop.it!

Watch: This Is How We Could Turn Mars Into Earth 2.0

Watch: This Is How We Could Turn Mars Into Earth 2.0 | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it
Terraforming Mars: Turning the Red Planet green -- this is how we could do it.

Via Grant Montgomery
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Notebook or PLN
Scoop.it!

How Lifelong Learning and a Growth Mindset Can Propel Your Career

How Lifelong Learning and a Growth Mindset Can Propel Your Career | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it
The pace of change is accelerating, and to succeed in any industry, and to be ready to participate in the next evolution of it, professionals must adopt habits and practices that empower lifelong…

Via Gilbert C FAURE
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, December 12, 2017 2:38 PM
How Lifelong Learning and a Growth Mindset Can Propel Your Career


Many people believe once they’ve earned all the degrees needed for their dream job, their learning days are over. This is a dangerous way to manage a career, because technologies and business models emerge and force change so rapidly.
The pace of change is accelerating, and to succeed in any industry, and to be ready to participate in the next evolution of it, professionals must adopt habits and practices that empower lifelong learning.

One challenge to lifelong learning is that many people assume they are not capable of it or not good at it. We tell ourselves, I’m not a math person. I don’t get code. Writing is not my strong suit. Remarks like this may mask a feeling that learning itself is beyond our grasp.

 

Lifelong learning never happens without a healthy dose of personal grit. A short, but powerful word, grit means persevering in the face of challenges and adversity. Gritty individuals are motivated to overcome those obstacles — whether in their personal or professional lives.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Grit

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Growth+Mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/adventures-of-learning-how-does-it-happen/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=life+long+learning

 

davidconover's curator insight, December 13, 2017 10:33 AM
What do you want to learn next? What is your next goal? How might you change your mindset?
 
Jerry Busone's curator insight, December 19, 2017 7:46 AM

Nice reminder we all have room to growth and keeping that mindset enables us to transform daily and overcome obstacles that get in the way. 

Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

21 Future Jobs the Robots Are Actually Creating

21 Future Jobs the Robots Are Actually Creating | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it

According to an Oxford University analysis, close to half of all jobs will be taken over by robots in the next 25 years. No wonder the press is full of handwringing about how workers will adjust and the best way to prepare the next generation for this A.I.-filled future.

 

But not everyone is alarmed about the prospect of radical change in the labor market. After all, this has happened before (for instance, when mechanization replaced the vast majority of farmers) and it turned out OK. Plus, a lot of today's jobs are soul-crushingly boring and repetitive. Losing them just might be a blessing. 

 

Among these optimists are IT service company Cognizant. In a recent report (hat tip to Business Insider for the pointer), the consultancy notes that while creative destruction has always been with us, so has reinvention. Sure, robots will take jobs away, but they'll also create new ones.

 

What will these new gigs look like exactly? The report imagines detailed job ads for 21 future careers that Cognizant thinks may emerge in the next 10 years.


Via The Learning Factor
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 10, 2017 4:42 PM

Yes, A.I. will destroy tons of jobs, but it will create tons too. Like these.

Graphics Designing's curator insight, December 11, 2017 9:52 AM

why we use banner ad design click here to see.

Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
Scoop.it!

How Facial Recognition Will Impact The Shopping Industry

How Facial Recognition Will Impact The Shopping Industry | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it

Today facial recognition sensors, that track the face of shoppers, are starting to become adopted by retailers in prime markets.


Via Farid Mheir
more...
Farid Mheir's curator insight, November 25, 2017 6:25 PM

WHY IT MATTERS: this paper explains how facial recognition is already in use in retail stores to track shopping behaviours, identify shoplifters but also recognize individual shoppers to provide personal service. Creepy or useful?

Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
Scoop.it!

This paper explains how #self-driving cars can identify cars, humans and other obstacles #AI

This paper explains how #self-driving cars can identify cars, humans and other obstacles #AI | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it

The latest paper shows that two Apple scientists have devised a new technology called VoxelNet for detecting small obstacles using LiDAR.


Via Farid Mheir
more...
Farid Mheir's curator insight, November 24, 2017 7:33 PM

WHY IT MATTERS: the paper referenced in this blog post explains in great details how neural networks are used to detect moving objects. Fascinating. Also very technical, weak heart should abstain... ;-)

Alan Bradshaw's curator insight, November 26, 2017 8:15 AM

WHY IT MATTERS: the paper referenced in this blog post explains in great details how neural networks are used to detect moving objects. Fascinating. Also very technical, weak heart should abstain... ;-)

Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
Scoop.it!

Deutsche Bank CEO: 50% of workers replaced by machines soon, social turmoil to increase in coming years #danger

Deutsche Bank CEO: 50% of workers replaced by machines soon, social turmoil to increase in coming years #danger | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it

By next year, around 75% of financial firms will either explore or implement artificial intelligence technologies, according to a survey by Greenwich Associates. The research and consulting firm thinks some 15% of the industry’s jobs are at risk.


Via Farid Mheir
more...
Farid Mheir's curator insight, November 8, 2017 11:35 AM

WHY IT MATTERS: social turmoil in the coming years. Trump has capitalized on coal workers fears of loosing their jobs. In 5 and 10 years, millions of workers in Finance, accounting, clerical jobs, but also truck drivers and warehouse workers will be out of a job - or fearing they will loose their jobs or seeing their salaries frozen or wages pressured in downward trends. They will be asked to retrain and maybe re-locate. Most won't and will expect their unions or their governments to do something against the business world and rich techies. We must - sadly - plan for social turmoil in the coming years.

Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Journalism: the citizen side
Scoop.it!

Donald Trump killed the news cycle

Donald Trump killed the news cycle | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it
TO HEAR JOURNALISTS TELL IT, the 84 days since President Donald Trump’s inauguration have exposed us to a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. Self-contained storylines that once would have risen and fallen in distinct waves of public attention have given way to information overload and frequent confusion. Time seemingly blurs as new developments flash like strobe lights from all angles. The traditional news cycle has been killed, and I suggest the culprit was Trump, in the White House, with the lead pipe.

Via Manuel Pinto
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults

Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.

It sounds great, and it's true--but there is a catch. (We'll get to that in a minute.) For now, the science.

In the Harvard Grant Study, the longest running longitudinal study in history, (spanning 75 years and counting--from 1938 to the present), researchers identified two things that people need in order to be happy and successful:

The first? Love.

The second? Work ethic.

And what's the best way to develop work ethic in young people? Based on the experiences of the 724 high-achievers who were part of the study (including people like future-President Kennedy and Ben Bradlee, the Watergate-era editor of The Washington Post) there's a consensus.


Via The Learning Factor
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 9, 2017 9:04 PM

Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 10, 2017 12:21 AM
Encouraging kids to do chores will empower them for life as successful adults. We tend to pamper children, when we discouraged them from making an odd cup of tea, or perhaps empty their plates into the garbage can before placing them in the sink. Teaching children to wash their plates, lay the table, or even dust or tidy their rooms will go a long way in making them successful adults!
 
Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Journalism: the citizen side
Scoop.it!

The Future of Fact-Checking: Moving ahead in political accountability journalism

The Future of Fact-Checking: Moving ahead in political accountability journalism | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it

"These should be heady days for fact-checkers. In an industry that has not otherwise been enjoying robust growth, the number of media outlets focused on fact-checking and political accountability reporting has grown rapidly. Bolstered by new partnerships and technology, demonstrably more fact-checking took place during the 2016 election than in previous elections. Media organizations including NPR and the Washington Post report record-breaking readership of their fact-checking work. “This is an incredibly important time to be a journalist,” said Yanick Rice Lamb, a former journalist and now a journalism professor at Howard University. “Never has the watchdog role been more important.”"


Via Manuel Pinto
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Journalism: the citizen side
Scoop.it!

The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online

The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it
Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse. This will lead to a splintering of social media into AI-patrolled and regulated ‘safe spaces’ separated from free-for-all zones. Some worry this will hurt the open exchange of ideas and compromise privacy

Via Manuel Pinto
more...
Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Future Trends and Advances In Education and Technology
Scoop.it!

Android will keep dominating iOS (despite iPhone X) and 6 other tech predictions for 2018

Android will keep dominating iOS (despite iPhone X) and 6 other tech predictions for 2018 | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it
2018 promises to be yet another exciting year in consumer electronics. From surprisingly impressive Android phones to everything for the smart home, we can expect important advances in every industry where consumer electronics play a role. Of course, these days that’s just about every industry there is, as technology continues to forge a path into …

Via Grant Montgomery
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Future Trends and Advances In Education and Technology
Scoop.it!

35 Big Tech Predictions for 2018 | The Business Insider Intelligence Research Team 


Via Grant Montgomery
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Future Trends and Advances In Education and Technology
Scoop.it!

(Im)mortality: Researchers Find That Human Lifespan Has A Max Limit

(Im)mortality: Researchers Find That Human Lifespan Has A Max Limit | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it
New research concludes that human lifespan has already reached its peak of 125 years. The research does not take into account synthetic biology and advancements in biotech that could extend lifespans further.

Via Grant Montgomery
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Future Trends and Advances In Education and Technology
Scoop.it!

Augmented Reality May Reinvigorate These 3 Industries

Augmented Reality May Reinvigorate These 3 Industries | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality, or AR, may give struggling businesses a lift by helping car designers, doctors, and bricks and mortar stores.

Via Grant Montgomery
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

The One Surefire Way To Succeed In 2018

The One Surefire Way To Succeed In 2018 | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it

Let’s not waste any time. The simple solution that we’re all looking for: It doesn’t exist. Want your business to thrive like Amazon’s? Want to emulate Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg? Follow the road map of Nike or Warby Parker to build the next brand that matters? Sorry, it doesn’t work that way. What succeeded for them may not work for you. Too bad. Get over it.

 

One-size-fits-all strategies just aren’t effective in today’s age of flux (and maybe they never were). That’s one of the insightful messages in senior writer Austin Carr’s feature The Future of Retail in the Age of Amazon. It’s become common practice to refer to billion-dollar startups as “unicorns,” but there is no more one-of-a-kind business than Amazon: hard-driving, customer-focused, yet broadly directed, from books and groceries to entertainment, consumer electronics, and web services. Carr explains that competing with Amazon today–trying to beat it at its own game–is largely a fool’s errand. Instead, what increasingly defines retail success, and points the way toward the businesses of tomorrow, is a bespoke model, one that is crafted to deliver on a focused need, proposition, or brand essence.


Via The Learning Factor
more...
The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 28, 2017 4:47 PM

It’s time to embrace ambiguity and uncertainty.

Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

How To Organize Your Day To Set Yourself Up For Success

How To Organize Your Day To Set Yourself Up For Success | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it

If you’re constantly frazzled on the job, logging super-long hours with little to show for it at the end of the day, chances are good that you’re mismanaging your time. But the good news is it’s easy (enough) to reorganize your schedule and get back on a successful track, stat!

 

“There’s a lot coming at us: mail–and [all kinds of] paper in general–emails, texts, phone calls, bosses calling for help, deadlines, projects–it doesn’t stop,” points out Felice Cohen, organizer and author of 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (or More). No wonder so many of us get so behind and feel so exasperated. But it doesn’t have to stay that way.

 

The answer isn’t to do more. “Not everyone can multitask, and most of us who do probably shouldn’t,” says Cohen. Rather, the answer is to do what you do smarter. And here’s how.


Via The Learning Factor
more...
Graphics Designing's curator insight, December 11, 2017 9:53 AM

why we use banner ad design click here to see.

Tony Garcia's curator insight, December 12, 2017 1:06 PM

Realty One Group

Corona, Ca. 92879

 

David Stapleton's curator insight, December 12, 2017 11:00 PM
Education ,Timming , and the learning curve
Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
Scoop.it!

45 Billion Cameras by 2022 Fuel Business Opportunities for better and for worse #security #privacy #AI #robots

45 Billion Cameras by 2022 Fuel Business Opportunities for better and for worse #security #privacy #AI #robots | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it

Exclusive research by us at LDV Capital is the first publicly shared, in-depth analysis which estimates how many cameras will be in the world in 2022. Key Findings include:

Most of the pictures captured will never be seen by a human eye.A paradigm shift will take place in the meaning and use of a camera.Over the next five years there will be a proliferation of cameras integrated into products across industries and markets.Where there is growth in cameras there will be tremendous business opportunities in the capture, analysis and interpretation of visual data.Depth capture will double the number of cameras in handheld cameras.By 2022, the number of cameras will be nearly 12X the 2012 figures.Your smartphone will have between 4 and 10 cameras by 2022.The Internet of Eyes will be larger than the Internet of Things. In the next five years, robotics will have 20X more integrated cameras.By 2022, all new vehicles will be equipped with more than 25 cameras and this does not include Lidar or Radar.
Via Farid Mheir
more...
Farid Mheir's curator insight, November 25, 2017 6:19 PM

WHY IT MATTERS: cameras will become ubiquitous and AI systems will analyze those images to provide business services but also track our every move. This reports presents trends in this area.

Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
Scoop.it!

The Robots are Here: a 30min video on the state of #robots & #robotics in 2017 @su_globalsummit

The robots are indeed already here. I work at a university where my job is teaching students and doing research and robotics and so I really what I want to convey to you today is the trends that I see robotics research going that will ultimately turn into actual products and directions that you might be able to take advantage of in the future.


Via Farid Mheir
more...
Farid Mheir's curator insight, October 31, 2017 12:56 PM

WHY IT MATTERS : the video provides a great review of the state of technology when it comes to robots and robotics today from one of the leading researcher in the field. The talk is peppered with short videos of actual robots so you get a good sense of what's possible today. But remember that we live in an exponential growth era, so things improve very fast.

Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
Scoop.it!

Deutsche Bank CEO: 50% of workers replaced by machines soon, social turmoil to increase in coming years #danger

Deutsche Bank CEO: 50% of workers replaced by machines soon, social turmoil to increase in coming years #danger | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it

By next year, around 75% of financial firms will either explore or implement artificial intelligence technologies, according to a survey by Greenwich Associates. The research and consulting firm thinks some 15% of the industry’s jobs are at risk.


Via Farid Mheir
more...
Farid Mheir's curator insight, November 8, 2017 11:35 AM

WHY IT MATTERS: social turmoil in the coming years. Trump has capitalized on coal workers fears of loosing their jobs. In 5 and 10 years, millions of workers in Finance, accounting, clerical jobs, but also truck drivers and warehouse workers will be out of a job - or fearing they will loose their jobs or seeing their salaries frozen or wages pressured in downward trends. They will be asked to retrain and maybe re-locate. Most won't and will expect their unions or their governments to do something against the business world and rich techies. We must - sadly - plan for social turmoil in the coming years.

Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Soup for thought
Scoop.it!

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists? | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it
Human beings hunger for superheroes.

Via malek
more...
malek's curator insight, April 9, 2017 9:30 AM

While charisma is conductive to orchestrating positive large-scale transformations, there can be a “dark side” to charismatic leadership

Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Daily Magazine
Scoop.it!

Google air conditioner design could let you see straight through the machine

Google air conditioner design could let you see straight through the machine | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it
Google has filed a patent for a new air conditioner design, which uses fanless blades and could let you see straight through it.

Via THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY
more...
THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY's curator insight, April 7, 2017 4:35 PM

Is there anything Google can't do?

Audrey Moreaux's curator insight, April 8, 2017 1:03 AM

Is there anything Google can't do?

Rescooped by Eugene Balbierz from Journalism: the citizen side
Scoop.it!

Here Comes Somebody: Journalism and the Trust Economy

Here Comes Somebody: Journalism and the Trust Economy | BAlternative Media Network | Scoop.it
I think we’re beyond peak fake news pandemic. The early fever of moral panic has abated. Attention is moving from symptoms to cause. And so begins the sober, purposeful work of rebuilding trust in the world’s information supplies.

Via Manuel Pinto
more...
No comment yet.