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The Chinese Test Example

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

That''s a really interesting use of the Chinese Room example (it is well known as such to philosophers). link] The example was originally intended as a response to the ''Turing Test'' model for evaluating artificial intelligence. Another, related, response is that the example appears to an intuition that has not itself been validated.

Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is an example of a subjective, knowledge-based reality.  . The movie is famous for its novel plot device.  where he wrote:  .

Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the first week of October I participated in a Cognitive Systems Colloquium hosted by IBM at its Thomas J. Watson Research Center. 

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, the kind of innovation that Michael Mandel writes about in his article is a mixture of disruptive and incremental.   It favors large companies because of their ability to address complex systemic problems, manage the large-scale ecosystems that solving such problems requires, and bring their solutions to market all round the world. 

Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design

Adaptive Path

Jeff Sussna is an internationally-recognized systems thinker and IT expert, combining engineering expertise with an ability to bridge business, creative, and technical perspectives. This is where organizational design and system design really become inseparable. And our systems get better and better as we go. couple things.

How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Software-intensive systems are generally quite flexible, - able to evolve and adapt to changing product and market requirements.  Cyberattacks. 

Networks and Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It''s interesting that he makes the point about ''systems'' twice. To use his own words, he sees at least some networks as systems. And systems are very different from networks. system''s structure and behavior may be decomposed via subsystems and sub-processes to elementary parts and process steps. watch is a system.

The Science of Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When I look back over my long, relatively eclectic career, complex systems have been a common theme in all the activities I’ve been involved in.  It started in the 1960s, when I was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in physics, - the study of complex natural systems.  Let me explain. Amazing. 

A Neural, Digital System for the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Brian Arthur , - The Second Economy.  Dr. Arthur is external professor at the Santa Fe Institute and visiting researcher at PARC’s Intelligent Systems Lab. This second, digital economy is essentially acting as the neural system for the overall economy. Now it is developing a neural system.  What does this mean? 

Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are enabling us to develop systems with huge numbers of interconnected components and sophisticated software that infuses them with seemingly unlimited capabilities.  But, we have much to learn on how to best design and operate these systems.  Let me discuss a few.  . Sussman calls this evaluative complexity. 

Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several participants cited the sharp rise in volume and speed of high-frequency trading over the past decade as an example of a current practice that is potentially increasing volatility and systemic risk in financial markets.  Financial systems are an example of such complex engineering systems.  it's not true. 

Montessori Is An Example Of The New Culture of Learning

Steve Denning

This story also highlights the role of a teacher in a Montessori classroom as being a “guide on the side” rather than the “sage on the stage.”.

Deal with the system as a whole please

Dave Snowden

11: You can't reduce or aggregate a complex system and trying is wrong a priori. In effect you buy the right to make money. Polemic

An Operating System for the Mind

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

commenter, for example, says, "we want them to think critically, to criticize, analyze, and apply. Quite the opposite is the case - we understand, and can prove (and have proved, over and over) that we can teach facts very simply and easily, through repetition, rote, memorization, practice examples, worked examples, and more.

An example of informal learning from Europe

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At the beginning of this century, learning management systems were quite dominant, and therefore dominant on the radar screen of Sara Lee.

I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO

Dan Pontefract

There are the classic examples such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! One of my favourite people on the planet is Luis Suarez. And who would blame him?

The MIT Systems Thinking Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently participated in MIT’s 2010 Systems Thinking Conference for Contemporary Challenges.  This annual conference is sponsored by Systems Design and Management (SDM) - an interdisciplinary program between MIT’s School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management.  Riding a bicycle is an obvious example

Dr. Watson, Please Report to the Health Care System

Andy McAfee

Physician, professor, and novelist Abraham Verghese wrote a recent op-ed in the New York Times in reaction to the news that IBM is working with the universities of Columbia and Maryland to adapt Watson , the Jeopardy! champion supercomputer , to the task of medical diagnosis. Watson works by applying lots of algorithms to a huge body of data.

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The What Next (The System of Me)

Luis Suarez

Before I go on and explain what I mean with that system of me, please do allow me to share a story over here that would help explain why I am choosing those words carefully in terms of what I will be doing next. And the examples he mentions are true golden gems most folks out there would be able to relate to. . Myself included. elsua.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Therefore, the principles that confer robustness in these systems, whether natural or manmade, are directly applicable to business.”.

The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

” videos. You would expect that they may well have, but have they really ? Some really good stuff in there! In fact, it’s been all along!

Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on Open vs Closed Systems

Ross Dawson

Open systems are faster, more viral, have more innovation, and are more fun to work in. APIs have provided a huge boost to the Internet economy.

A Great Example of "Being" Social vs "Doing" Social

Mark Oehlert

This is what separates social systems from other enterprise-wide systems. No one ever had to ask about "becoming" a payroll system.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Learning systems today primarily push information to students.  Why is it so important to foster a more entrepreneurial style of learning? 

Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While these legacy systems operate with a high degree of robustness, they’re rather inflexible and inefficient.

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The Smart London Plan

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Urbanization is one of the major forces shaping the 21st century - right up there with the digital technology revolution and globalization. 

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.   But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ? 

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Vehicle Automation - a Very Important Priority for AI Research

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Innovation Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Prior to joining the SFI in 2003, he was the leader and founder of the high energy physics group at Los Alamos National Lab. Amazing. 

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.

Bob Sutton

The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. Main. | 11 Books Every Leader Should Read » On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwicks Farewell Speech. If you doubt it, visit the brilliant Nuka care system at Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, which just won the Baldrige Award.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Until the early 1990s, it was quite difficult to get different IT systems to talk to each other. Let me explain.

Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Man, Machine, and Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Another example that, as a recent article   observed , “Artificial intelligence is suddenly everywhere…”. That shouldn’t be a shock. 

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The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Other see even more substantial rises with, for example, the global middle class reaching 3 billion people by 2030.”. There are few surprises. 

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Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Equipment : Equipment Maintenance, Installation, Operation Monitoring, Repairing, Systems analysis, Troubleshooting, …. million people. 

Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

systems engineers, cybersecurity, and intelligence professionals) due to the U.S. workforce. Indeed science and engineering careers in the U.S.

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The Emergence of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The colloquium, - which was part of IBM’s Centennial celebration, - brought together experts across industry and academia to discuss and debate the direction of four key Grand Challenges at the very leading edge of IT:  nano systems, exascale, big data, and cognitive computing. players, is one of the most advanced such cognitive systems

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such a pull approach to business is quite different from the push approaches of the past. But it then adds three additional management disciplines:  .

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