Tag "artificial intelligence"
Algorithmic decision making has become prevalent in systems such as online search, social media, productivity software, and autonomous vehicles. While these intelligent systems powered by AI offer tremendous benefits, the algorithmic decision making behind them often feels like a mystery. Without giving much thought to it, I used to blindly follow my friends’ activities on... more
“I wonder, he wondered, if any human has ever felt this way before about an android.” – Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? If we are living through the era of the next industrial revolution—as many claim—Artificial Intelligence (AI) is surely its main driving engine. It is difficult to think of an... more
No two days are ever the same for our UX team, but not a single day passes without at least one discussion about AI-enabled experiences, whether we’re comparing the advantages of using a chatbot as a personal assistant for our customers, prototyping what happens when we add CLAIRE -driven recommendations to enhance users’ daily tasks,... more
Dear Mom, Even though my work often mystified you, you and Dad have been my biggest fans throughout my over 25-year data management career. Not surprising, as you were both dental professionals, not data professionals! But as you started hearing about data in the media more and more, your interest piqued to better understand... more
In March, I attended the WSJ CIO conference in San Francisco and the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) ignited the most passionate discussions. I was surprised how many people were in the Steve Wozniak (“the future is scary and very bad for people”) and Elon Musk (“the biggest existential threat to mankind”) camps. I think... more
It’s October in the Silicon Valley and that can only mean one thing, Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce extravaganza is about to start. This event is part technology, part charitable giving, part entertainment and just an enormous amount of fun that takes over all of San Francisco. This year the excitement is about Salesforce’s introduction of Einstein... more