I am not an AI researcher by any means; on the other hand, I’ve been fascinated by the advancing field of computing since I was in high school in the era of mainframes and punched cards, and I’ve worked and played right in the middle of this field ever since; so I’ve had ample opportunity to give thought to that intriguing yet maddeningly elusive concept, or oxymoron, or design goal: Artificial Intelligence. In this post I attend the origins of the field; in future posts I’ll be looking at what happened next.
Nathan ZeldesThe Prehistory of Artificial Intelligence
It has been discussed in 2017: should artificial intelligence have a seat in our judicial systems? It’s a scary concept for many people, mostly because it is unknown what will come of it. Surely, there are pros and cons to having artificial intelligence in our lives at all, let alone at the crux of our judicial system.
Matthew T. AlanShould AI Have a Seat in the Judicial System?
Artificial intelligence is taking over almost every industry, but what role will AI have in the Enterprise? Many people think that AI doesn’t have a place in every industry and a few years ago, they would have been right. Now, artificially intelligent machines are more clever than ever and are used everywhere from teaching to medicine.
Paula IrwinWhat Role Will Artificial Intelligence Take in the Enterprise?
Virtual personal assistants (VPAs) are becoming more and more popular with people who need some extra help but don’t have the means to hire a personal assistant that is human. There are a few options out there right now, but they are not all created equal.
Take a look at the personal assistants offered by the main players in the industry for 2017:
Eran AbramsonAn Introduction to Virtual Personal Assistants
In a recent interview, Elon Musk was asked how many hours a week a budding entrepreneur should invest into his or her business. His answer? No less than 100 hours a week. As an entrepreneur myself, I contemplated his answer seriously and passed it on to some experts and friends, in pursuit of their two cents.
Aviv SheriffHow Artificial Intelligence Helps Creativity by Reducing Cognitive Load
It’s easy to say artificial intelligence is more science than fiction. Experts even speculate that AI and robotics will replace humans in about one third of professions. That’s why when Amazon announced that it would not turn over Alexa recordings of a murder victim to authorities they raised a very important question: Should AI receive individual rights of existence?
Eran AbramsonShould AI Receive Individual Rights of Existence?
For most of us these days, much of our work revolves around email. As a result, we’re sending email messages at all sorts of hours of the day and week. And with so many of our messages arriving on a smartphone, there’s good reason to take some care about controlling when our messages actually arrive.
Steuart Snooks7 Reasons to Delay Email Delivery for Your Outgoing Messages
Adaptive technology is still a newer term, medically speaking, however assistive technology and devices have been around long before AI technology began to incorporate itself. Canes and wheelchairs, for example, have a long history and are still extremely relevant today.
Paula IrwinHow Artificial Intelligence Can Help with Disabilities
By now I’ve worked with a long list of companies (both hi-tech and traditional) to help them solve their problems of information overload, which typically focus on email overload as the top priority. These companies tend to fall into two main classes: those who seek a fast fix (I’ll call them “Class 1”), and those who take a longer, deeper view (“Class 2”). The difference has many ramifications at both the I and the R ends of the ROI equation…
Nathan ZeldesThe two classes of organizational email overload engagements
We all have seen artificial intelligence in just about every aspect of our life. From our phones, to our computers, to our cars and especially in movies and TV shows, there is no escaping just how far AI has come in the last several years.
Eran AbramsonHow Will Artificial Intelligence Help Shape Education?