• Artificial Intelligence Is Being Designed To Make Us More Human, Not Less.
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    Advancements in AI are moving us closer to a reality where computers are so intelligent that they’re capable of conducting human-like reasoning and conversations. On the tail end of Gigaom Change 2016 last week where 30+ keynote panelists (all industry experts) converged to showcase  7 key enterprise technologies changing the future of business, questions being asked were: What new opportunities does AI open up for business leaders? What does it take to be a cognitively…

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  • NANCY’S BLOG:  Why (and How) Gigaom Change.
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    Several years ago New York Times media futurist, Nick Bilton, described our need to take in ever growing amounts of information in three sizes: bytes, snacks and meals. While I’ve used that framework for many years, I’m wondering if there is a new addition: the blur. Those are the hundreds of headlines I scroll through quickly several times a day on Twitter, Facebook. Linkedin, Medium, Google Alerts, curated eblasts/newsletters, and now via personalized news…

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  • Our Ever Expanding Human Potential.
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    In the U.K., more than 11 million people—17.6 per cent of the population—can expect to live to more than 100 years old; ten thousand Americans are turning 65 every day; and there are 77 million baby boomers, who were born between 1946 and 1964. They are more educated, have the best health literacy of prior generations, they exercise, they eat right and they are living longer, healthier lives. Currently, lifespan and health are directly linked to personal choices and social…

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  • Could ‘Cyc’ Be The First Truly Intelligent Brain Built From Scratch?
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    We’ve had Siri, much ado has been made about Watson, and Viv claims to write its own code and answer more intuitively than both of them. What you most likely haven’t heard of yet is an AI project by Cycorp that since 1984 has been building a brain from scratch using software, code and data to produce a truly intelligent system, (able to determine common-sense), over a 30-yr time frame using gazillions of pieces of information about how people speak, think, work and…

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