IBM Battles at the Edge of the Market

A centuries-old military aphorism claims that “all battles occur at the edges where two maps meet.” The implication is that the most critical aspect of combat takes place where details are lacking, and control is limited at best. IBM gets this, and it is the reason behind their critical edge computing announcements at last week’s…


It’s Time to Demystify OT, What a CxO Needs to Know

In my first Analyst Syndicate post, I talked about the ongoing IT-OT civil war and why a CIO or other tech-related CxO needs to actively address the issue to get the most from Digital Transformation. The questions that blog raises has prompted this blog post about what the roots of the tribalism Prediction 2020 revealed…

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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.

digital employee experience

Training wheels to protect you at the office: a vision for the future

Could a future application one day help people get along with one another at work? A story about a meeting from the future                      The time is 8:25 AM on a workday, years from now. We join the weekly global team video-conference underway at a successful consumer-products company. I’ll spare you the busy agenda, but point…


Service Robots

Any way you look at it, whether Boston Dynamics, Sony, or another company leaps into the robotic service dog market, there is a clear need for a Service Robot able to perform the tasks of current service animals.