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IBM Services and Wired Present: Six Degrees of Automation

 LEARN MORE ABOUT IBM AUTOMATION No choice we make is small nor do occurrences take place disparately. We are all connected in some shape or form. An event that occurs in Bangladesh can have a ripple effect that changes the way people live in Canada. What you eat for lunch could alter a distant coworker’s […]

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How AI and Robotics Can Extend the Power of Automation

It’s not breaking news that new technologies have the power to improve efficiency of any organization. But figuring out how to embed technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation into companies that have been around for decades is not a simple process; new tech is only valuable when implemented deliberately, and into onerous processes. Levels […]

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Automation 101: Learn How Automation Will Fundamentally Change the Future of Work

Automation 101 is a series where we’ll breakdown wonky, technical automation topics at the 8th grade level. As machines are quickly learning to complete the repetitive and time-consuming tasks that take up much of our workdays, workers are being freed up to think more creatively and ambitiously about their jobs. Instead of being tied down […]

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Combining artificial intelligence with the Internet of Things could make your business smarter

C-suite executives are making an important discovery: the Internet of Things (IoT) coupled with advanced analytics capabilities such as artificial intelligence (AI) can lead to next-level solutions and experiences. To realize greater value from the network, and to radically transform their business and operating models, industry leaders are integrating AI with incoming data from a […]

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Artificial intelligence can elevate the human workforce to meet challenges of the future

From the invention of the mechanical weaving loom at the start of the Industrial Age to the debut of personal computers in the Information Age, people have typically been more hesitant than eager when faced with rapid technological change. In retrospect, it seems laughable that society would view such transformational advances with skepticism. Technological revolution […]

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How one consumer goods company took advantage of design thinking and automation

Key Points: A design thinking workshop helped solve a consumer packaged goods (CPG) company’s challenges with its upstream order management process Robotic process automation proved a pragmatic approach to resolving process imperfections and driving down operational costs This scenario illustrates how implementing automation in one operational domain can impact the broader business Learn more The […]

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Cognitive and AI technologies offer many paths to banking automation and digitization

As we look back at the banking industry’s past couple of years, they have been shaped by a push toward higher levels of digitization and banking automation. It is now clear that there’s more than one path to achieving this goal, depending on the departure points and appetite for risk and innovation. When I talk […]

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Machine language translation for automation is disrupting global service delivery

Key Points: Restrictive offshoring policies are putting unprecedented pressure today on companies to reinvent their business models and look for alternatives to operate their back-office processes. Automation using customized machine learning language translators are slowly emerging as alternatives. Cognitive language translators—like speech-to-text or text-to-text capabilities—are expected to create a renaissance in the global services delivery […]

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How is RPA different from other enterprise automation tools such as BPM/ODM?

Key points:  Business leaders often question when to use enterprise automation tools like business process management (BPM) versus robotic process automation (RPA). RPA uses software or cognitive/AI robots for performing process operations instead of human operators. BPM is an approach to re-engineer and streamline underlying processes to drive efficiency. Earlier this week, I had an […]

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Enterprise automation: Achieve your goals with IBM’s five element design framework

Key Points: Automation is revolutionizing work and operations, but few organizations are making substantial progress toward adoption. IBM’s five element framework addresses questions around automation delivery, adoption and benefits realization Learn more Robotics and process automation technologies are empowering organizations to approach operations in entirely new ways. You could even call it a revolution. Executives […]

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The Intersection of Automation and Artificial Intelligence

The difference between automation and artificial intelligence I get this question a lot – what’s the difference between automation and artificial intelligence?    With so many technologies and trends, it’s easy to get confused.   As with most technology topics, there are opinions – think of the great debate on how to pronounce GIF!  With that as […]

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Cognitive and AI will revolutionize supply chain operations

The futuristic renderings of science fiction have become reality: Robotic likenesses are now automating and instrumenting a learning supply chain. Artificial intelligence (AI) is making sense of the deluge of operational data from a plethora of devices and cloud applications. This technology also applies advanced mathematics to create products, processes and systems that can adapt […]

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