Cognitive

April 27, 2017

Those Who Cannot Remember the Past …

… are condemned to repeat it. ~ George Santayana AI, Back to the Future: All of us who work in, and are impacted by, AI should sear that quote into our collective memories. We will be living it for the foreseeable future. On April 9, 2017, United Airlines dragged passenger Dr. David Dao from an […]

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April 26, 2017

How Oblong Mezzanine Amplifies Watson Cognitive Computing

Fortune 500 companies’ urgent need to drive innovation and performance is being satisfied by the integrated ecosystem of cognitive apps and tools for collaboration converging around Watson Work Collaborations Solutions. This integration is part of a larger trend in which customers and companies are using new collaborative and social technologies to transform the way teams […]

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April 10, 2017

Our Cognitive Collaborative Transformation

While IBM Watson’s applications in the healthcare realm may have grabbed the early headlines for cognitive computing, it’s the technology’s ability to impact every aspect of business that’s making news these days. Collaboration is no exception, with cognitive promising to revolutionize the way we interact with our enterprise social platforms and each other. That potential […]

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March 27, 2017

Too Bad Our Workforce Aren’t Consumers

Oh, wait … They are. Gee … Wonder what we could learn from that? I had an epiphany back in the ‘90s, when getting a Masters in organizational change: 100 percent of the workforce are also consumers. I wondered: If we really wanted to improve engagement, and the war for talent, and learning and development, […]

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March 16, 2017

The Most Crucial Future of Work AI Measure

For decades, I have studied the impact of technology on the future of work. In my 2001 book, Work 2.0, I found that the future of work would be driven by our ability to deliver MyWorkMyWay — tailored and deeply personalized info-flows and learning to each individual. Now, with AI, we are on the cusp […]

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March 9, 2017

The Future of AI, Revealed by Our Ancient Past

To successfully create the future, we must understand our past. Our ancient past, that’s hardwired into our DNA. Throughout human history, all of us and all our ancestors have used one communication structure to make sense of things, and to use that information to compel us into action: Storytelling. Two decades ago, I leveraged this […]

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February 23, 2017

The Future of Productivity Comes into Focus at IBM Connect

While IBM Connect 2017 is not yet even in our rearview mirror, it’s not too early to turn our gaze to the future, for that is what many of the speakers have done at this year’s conference in San Francisco. Peering into their crystal balls (crystal balls backed by data and experience, that is), they […]

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February 20, 2017

Cognitive Teamwork for Dummies – A Q&A with the Authors

The nature of our work has evolved. Teamwork, while always critical to an organization’s success, has become even more important, even as it has become more complex. Bigger teams, more and faster communications, more data and tasks – and with all those, greater expectations of quicker responses … it’s no wonder most workers feel overloaded. […]

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February 14, 2017

The Future of Collaboration in Marketing Is Cognitive, Data-Driven and a Conversation

In late January I was invited to a meeting with a company, Oblong, that does visual collaboration for the enterprise – think Minority Report: large screens all around you with data, charts, news, video, etc. moving left and right, up and down. Use the laser point and share anything on any device, zoom into it, […]

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February 14, 2017

Incubating the Next Great Tool for Watson Work

When you challenge a community of talented students to put their heads together around a challenge, the results are bound to be pretty amazing. Still, when IBM and global training company General Assembly partnered on a two-day hackathon to build the next tool for IBM Watson Work, they were enthralled by what they saw. The […]

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