AI

Stop confusing AI with Intelligence

AI researchers don’t think of intelligence the same way other people do. On hearing that “an AI” can play GO better than human champions, ordinary people assume that those skills can generalize. After all, that’s what people do. AI has no generalized smarts.

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Organization

6 Tips for Executives To Present A Better Story

“The art of storytelling can be used to drive change”. Richard Branson To be an effective leader of an organization requires good communication and motivation skills. As a leader you must be able to clearly and succinctly explain everything from organizational goals to specific tasks. Sometimes leaders do not tell good stories when presenting. They…

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AI

Artificial Intelligence: Fear Not!

Will AI redefine morality and religion with algorithms? This question generates fear among some congregants’ religious leaders and theologians who believe AI eventually usurps centuries of philosophical and religious scholarship and worship experiences.  As man seeks to explain his existence. AI becomes another competitor for his search. RenĂ© Descartes proposition  “I think therefore I am”…

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AI

Pole-vaulting Unicorn Wins Olympic Gold

Reading time: 3 minutes. Don’t believe in fairy tales! Consider this story: “Today there is only a 4%-8% adoption rate of AI within the corporate world. Within the next 18-24 months we are likely to see this rate explode to 80%-90%.” Fortune’s Demystifying Artificial Intelligence in the Corporation (9 October 2019) citing senior IBM executive,…

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What Does GDPR and CCPA Mean to Faith Based Organizations?

Do you wonder why websites now give you the option to accept, decline or even read their privacy polices?  The answer is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR.)   This Regulation expands the rights of EU citizens regarding their personally identifiable information (PII), forever changing how PII is used and stored by…

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Workiva

Connecting the last mile of finance at Workiva Amplify

Key takeaway: Connecting financial close and compliance can help to relieve congestion in the last mile of finance, saving days or even weeks in producing financial disclosures. Workiva Amplify was a hands-on summit. The majority of sessions in this 17-parallel-tracks summit were hands-on sessions with Workiva, and they were packed. And the attendees were younger…

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Red Hat

IBM’s CEO Big Bet: Can Red Hat Deal Save Cloud Services Roads to Revenue?

Key takeaway – The Red Hat acquisition can be a win-win for IBM and CIOs’ multicloud strategies, so long as IBM resists the temptation to overload Red Hat solutions with IBM services. IBM’s CEO Rometty acquired Red Hat Inc for $34 billion to turn around cloud computing services. This is IBM’s largest acquisition in over…

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AI

Beware of forecasts of immediate massive change for no doubt they’re wrong!

Reading time: 3 minutes Dennis Simanaitis, Engineering Editor for Road & Track magazine from the end of the 1970s to 2012, filled my casual reading with delicious stories galore of the details of automobiles and internal combustion engines for most of that career. Afterward, he began to blog, most recently penning a piece on premature requiems for the internal…

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