Tag Archives: artificial intelligence

Will organisational effectiveness be managed by AI?

I have just blogged about using a digital twin to manage organisational effective.  But I was sceptical about how data would be collected.  But it seems I was wrong – at least according to this fastcompany.com article.  The headline is … Continue reading

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Can you create a digital twin of your organisation?

I’ve blogged about digital twins before, but usually in the context of monitoring and managing technologies and products.  This article from strategy-business.com proposes that it also possible to manage organisational effectiveness by creating a twin that monitors four aspects of … Continue reading

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How machines are changing the nature of work

PA Consulting have published a report “People and Machines“.  In it they identify the key applications of AI that are transforming work – advanced analytics, natural language processing, computer vision, robotics, speech recognition, and emotion recognition.  They go on to … Continue reading

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Designing new beauty products using AI and big data

Interesting article on themanufacturer.com website concerning how L’Oreal is using big data and analytics to drive its R&D activity.  It has outsourced its data centre to an Internet-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, and this now processes 50 millions pieces of data every … Continue reading

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People don’t want chatbot butlers, they want chatbot professionals

Interesting report from CBInsights into why some chatbots have failed (Facebook’s M, Microsoft’s Tay and Google’s Allo) and others are highly effective.  Just to remind you a chatbot is “a text- or voice-based interface that lets users execute certain actions … Continue reading

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AI implementation – poorly understood

Interesting article by Ayanna Howard in the Sloan Management Review which identifies three major challenges with regards the adoption of AI into operations.  These are: “Leaders are unclear about what it means to adopt AI” – it needs to be … Continue reading

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Insights from… Oracle

Oracle is a global company that designs and supports data gathering and analysis.  It has an extensive website.  Here are some of its features: Cloud Database Services – web pages devoted to telling you something about the product, supported by a … Continue reading

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Insights from… OI

The Outsourcing Institute “is a neutral professional association dedicated solely to outsourcing, providing information, research, networking opportunities and customized outsourcing services and solutions to the industry”.  It has a number of resources, some of which are viewable by non-members, under … Continue reading

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Teleported scooters

Also on my visit to Bonn, I saw a load of scooters on pavements waiting to be hired for short trips across the city.  They can be located, unlocked, used and paid for via an app.  But there is a … Continue reading

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A bridge too far…

According to Network Rail, in the U.K. lorries hit bridges on average five times a day.  During busy periods around Christmas, this can go up to 10 times a day.  They estimate this costs taxpayers at least £23 million a … Continue reading

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