Thursday, February 13, 2020

Processes are Evolving Videos

With all the talk of process dying, why is "process" still in the sights of almost all of the automation efforts? Why is "process" square in the middle of better customer experiences?  It's because "process" gives context for works steps necessary to attain business and customer outcomes.  Here are some interesting videos that tackle the topic. You can watch the discussion from end to end by clicking here
If you have less time, start here


Here are some additional process Videos for you:



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Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Value of Dark Data Videos

New content on Dark Data and Dark Events for your viewing pleasure. We would appreciate your taking the time to watch one of the snippets if you don't have 40+ minutes for the full discussion. Please comment or suggest other interesting topics. Make sure you like or follow us, please :) 



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Value of Dark Data     For an Accompanying Blog, Click Here 

Seven Minute Snippets




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Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Future of RPA Videos

Earlier this month Irene Lyakovetsky, Principal of Saugatuck Worldwide and I announced digital discussions. Now we have some new discussion on my predictions for RPA and a few more goodies. We would appreciate your taking the time to watch one of the snippets if you don't have 40+ minutes for the full discussion. Please comment or suggest other interesting topics 





Full 40 Talk

 

Future of RPA     For an Accompanying Blog, Click Here 

Seven Minute Snippets





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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

AI Report Card for 1Q 2020

While AI is in its spring season and is sprouting up all over and the predictions for future revenues are pretty positive, I think it’s time to try and give AI an early grade in a number of areas. I’ve picked out my top 10 categories for grading AI and have assigned a grade. In order to understand the context of the grades, I have included a difficulty score and an expected time to maturity. This is my first cut at grading AI and I’m sure I will add to the dimensions and scale over time.  Let’s examine the meaning of the grade categories listed below:


Focused Problems
AI has done well in scoped problems that are after a silo problem. This helps see clearly the results of AI even if it is a complex problem domain. Over time AI will increase its scope.  
Embedded Everywhere
AI is often supporting a number of solutions and technology combinations through embedding itself. This brings an aura of intelligence to the solutions, so this is growing fast.
Hidden Complexity
AI is good at black-box behavior by putting a buffer between the user/uses and the complexity of the problem it supports.
Analytically Oriented
AI is a bit about problem-solving today rather than creation or judgment, but this is a less risky approach to establish a baseline of success.
Creatively/Judgement Oriented
Being able to create something or judge a situation trough iteration and inspection while including new sources of inspiration is something that AI is just starting to do.
Planning/Predictive Orientated
The ability to look forward and project future expected outcomes of even plan alternative scenarios is something that is just emerging in AI.
On the Edge
AI is just starting to be distributed and being put closer to where it is needed. Distributed, just in time intelligence will grow significantly over time.
Explainable
Can the application of A and it’s behavior be explained to humans or even other AI capabilities? This is a must to gather confidence in going forward. AI is headed there, but it isn’t easy yet for the most part.
Autonomous
Giving AI the freedom level to act alone in an unsupervised fashion is somewhat new and will require goal orientation plus constraints via guardrails for proper governance.
Integrated/Cross Context Problems
AI that senses, orients, decides, and acts across multiple problems domains and contexts is coming. For now there a few examples that have been completely successful yet. Self-driving vehicles are headed there.
Net; Net:
AI has some growing to do before it will bloom fully. The best progress has been on focused machine learning opportunities and is quite often combined with other algorithms. Without getting into singularity issues, I think the future of AI assisting and collaborating with organizations and individuals is quite bright. I will be looking forward to the next grading period.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

AI Digital Discussions for You

Earlier this month Irene Lyakovetsky, Principal of Saugatuck Worldwide and I announced digital discussions. Now we have some new discussion on my predictions for AI in 2020 and a few more goodies. We would appreciate your taking the time to watch one of the snippets if you don't have 40+ minutes for the full discussion. 






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Top 10 AI Trends for 2020     For an Accompanying Blog, Click Here 

Seven Minute Snippets



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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Need Help with Decisions: A New Book Will Help

James Taylor has done it again with his latest update on his decision book entitled "Digital Decisionsing". The subtitle is "Using Decision Management to Deliver Business Impact from AI". While AI is very essential in automation and extremely helpful when used properly in customer interactions, the real strategic value of AI is assisting people and organizations to make better, faster and more informed decisions.



We are early in using AI in the decision cycle for signal/pattern recognition, understanding data/decisions in multiple contexts, assisting to select the decision models/algorithms, take appropriate actions within the guard rails of goals and constraints, and learning from the decision process to become better decision-makers over time. While there are inherent risks in allowing AI to do all this in an unsupervised manner is large now, having AI assist in decision management is the prudent and successful way today. The book nicely ties the theory of decision management with real-world examples where organizations can make traction today leading them into a better decision management process in the future. Hear James Taylor describes his book in his own words. 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Announcing Digital Discussions on Saugatalks


We want to invite you to watch our low key videos on hot topics around digital topics on a YouTube channel called Saugatalks. Our intention is to provide you with discussions about interesting digital topics. The first in the series is on the top digital trends for 2020. There is a complete end to end videos on a topic plus shorter snippets around specific topics.






Irene Lyakovetsky, Principal of Saugatuck Worldwide, and I intend on having informal discussions around a good number of topics related to assorted topics in and around digital technologies, methods, and the expected business outcomes. Irene and I have worked together on a number of panels for IBM and work well together. We are hoping that you will enjoy the talks and give us feedback on topics that you would like to hear more about. Please sample freely and subscribe to our YouTube channel for future talks. If you want to read more click the show more area on the videos

Full 40 Talk 


Top 5 Digital Trends for 2020    For an Accompanying Blog Post, Click Here  

Snippets that are 7 minutes or less
  
Hate MundaneWork?                  
Barriers to Collaboration             
The Dirty Legacy Word                
The Gate Keepers                         
Adaptive & Reactive IT               
Identifying Trends                       

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