Blog

The Prehistory of Artificial Intelligence

The Prehistory of Artificial Intelligence

No comments

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
Read more
Should AI Have a Seat in the Judicial System?

Should AI Have a Seat in the Judicial System?

No comments

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?
Read more
What Role Will Artificial Intelligence Take in the Enterprise?

What Role Will Artificial Intelligence Take in the Enterprise?

No comments

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?
Read more
An Introduction to Virtual Personal Assistants

An Introduction to Virtual Personal Assistants

No comments

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
Read more
How Artificial Intelligence Helps Creativity by Reducing Cognitive Load

How Artificial Intelligence Helps Creativity by Reducing Cognitive Load

2 comments

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
Read more
Should AI Receive Individual Rights of Existence?

Should AI Receive Individual Rights of Existence?

No comments

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?
Read more
7 Reasons to Delay Email Delivery for Your Outgoing Messages

7 Reasons to Delay Email Delivery for Your Outgoing Messages

No comments

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
Read more
The two classes of organizational email overload engagements

The two classes of organizational email overload engagements

No comments

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
Read more