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AI and Careers: Predicting Where The Jobs Will Be
Experts agree that artificial intelligence and automation will impact jobs -- eliminating many and creating some, too. Here's what a group of experts had to say during a Congressional hearing about just how AI will impact tomorrow's workforce.
Has IT Gone Packaged Software Crazy?
When it comes to software, why choose out-of-the-box plain vanilla when there's a rainbow of other flavors that you can choose from and swirl together?
Top IT Priority: Cloud. AI, Not So Much
IT organizations are focused on the cloud right now with automation and big data analytics also ranking pretty high on their to-do lists. AI, machine learning, and blockchain are down very low on the list of priorities.
AI Challenge: Achieving Artificial Empathy
As AI is woven deeper into different types of software and business processes, the success of it, particularly from customer experience and personalization standpoints, depends on its ability to recognize emotion and act accordingly. Will machines be able to achieve artificial empathy? Have they already? Following are some of the challenges and opportunities.
The Resilient Leader
What is it that enables some IT leaders to fly in the face of stress while others crumble? It's called resilience, and it's a skill, not a talent.
GDPR: A Cost vs. Benefit Analysis
It's a mistake for companies to view compliance with GDPR as just a financial burden. There are real benefits to be had in understanding and protecting customer data.
The Boring Truth About High-Value AI Projects
McKinsey Global Institute examined hundreds of artificial intelligence use case to figure out the ones that yielded the highest value for organizations. That big-picture vantage point yield one surprising and boring truth about the value of AI.
Executives, Beware of Agile!
The successful shift to an agile organization isn't just about a mandate from above; management has to embrace agile as a way of doing business.
No More IT Islands
IT professionals no longer fit into the buckets of specialization that marketers and HR staffers love.
Why IT Professionals Move to Las Vegas
Las Vegas may well become the next high-tech hotbed as more IT talent and related investment flow into the city. On and off The Strip, there are all kinds of opportunities to cash in on digital transformation, from gaming to the maker movement and beyond. You may enjoy life more, too. Here's why.
Get an AI Head Start: Buy It
CIOs want to invest in AI projects, but some just aren't ready to build it out themselves. So Oracle and SAP are both offering AI technologies to enterprise customers to get them started.
Technology Faces State-of-Mind Hurdles
Cloud and open source advocate Sam Ramji, vice president for product management for the Google Cloud Platform, provides a sneak peek into his Interop ITX keynote.
4 Types of Machine Intelligence You Should Know
Cognitive computing, AI, machine learning, and deep learning are often used to describe the same thing, when they actually differ. We explain what the differences are so you can better understand how the pieces fit together.
Informatica CEO: Enterprises in 2018 Focus on AI, Data Catalog
Data management cloud and enterprise software vendor Informatica has seen a surge in interest for data catalog as organizations grapple with the looming GDPR deadline and data privacy issues. Here's what else the company's CEO sees as big trends in data for 2018.
Town of Cary Embraces the IoT to Serve Citizens
Alexa, Waze, apps. Citizens are getting more tech savvy and city governments are struggling to keep up. North Carolina's Town of Cary has an award-winning strategy, though. We reveal what that is.
Emerging Technologies Remain a Gamble in 2018
IT leaders face a tornado of vendor news and business user demands relating to emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, and augmented reality. Those leaders need to put those technologies and the business need in perspective.
Leadership: How to Succeed as a New Manager
You've spent your career learning about IT -- network troubleshooting, programming languages, and data management. But now they want you to manage a team of people. Here are a few tips to get you started on your new journey.
Ethical Tech: Myth or Reality?
Technology innovation is accelerating and so are the impacts of technology on society. As machine intelligence gets baked into more products and services, as more human tasks become automated, and as more industries are disrupted, the tech industry needs to think differently. Here's why.
Your First AI Project: Avoid Customer-facing Chatbots
Your competitor has a shiny new AI-driven chatbot, so shouldn't you be developing one, too? Not necessarily. Here's why these customer-facing bots may not be the best first project for your AI program, and what you should choose instead.