The Chinese Test Example
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
AUGUST 3, 2014
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”
MARCH 24, 2015
This is an example of a subjective, knowledge-based reality. . The movie is famous for its novel plot device. where he wrote: .
Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation
JANUARY 2, 2012
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
MARCH 9, 2016
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.
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
What do we mean by applying design principles to complex, unpredictable, people oriented systems and problems? But the mechanisms to increase robustness will in turn make the system considerably more complex. But, socio-technical systems are oriented toward people and services. This is where we enter the world of design. .
Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications
OCTOBER 23, 2013
In the first week of October I participated in a Cognitive Systems Colloquium hosted by IBM at its Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?
APRIL 7, 2015
Software-intensive systems are generally quite flexible, - able to evolve and adapt to changing product and market requirements. Cyberattacks.
The Science of Complex Systems
JULY 9, 2011
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.
Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management
MAY 2, 2012
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.
A Neural, Digital System for the Economy
DECEMBER 9, 2011
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?
Montessori Is An Example Of The New Culture of Learning
MARCH 24, 2011
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.”.
Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study
MAY 16, 2012
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.
Deal with the system as a whole please
JANUARY 5, 2015
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
I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO
JANUARY 23, 2013
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?
An example of informal learning from Europe
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
JANUARY 26, 2010
At the beginning of this century, learning management systems were quite dominant, and therefore dominant on the radar screen of Sara Lee.
Dr. Watson, Please Report to the Health Care System
MARCH 7, 2011
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.
Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on Open vs Closed Systems
AUGUST 2, 2011
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.
The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work
OCTOBER 3, 2011
” 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!
An Operating System for the Mind
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 19, 2009
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.
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
Therefore, the principles that confer robustness in these systems, whether natural or manmade, are directly applicable to business.”.
A Great Example of "Being" Social vs "Doing" Social
JULY 22, 2013
This is what separates social systems from other enterprise-wide systems. No one ever had to ask about "becoming" a payroll system.
The MIT Systems Thinking Conference
OCTOBER 29, 2010
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.
Let The Next Adventure Begin – The What Next (The System of Me)
FEBRUARY 7, 2014
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.
Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer
JULY 28, 2015
Learning systems today primarily push information to students. Why is it so important to foster a more entrepreneurial style of learning?
The Smart London Plan
JULY 4, 2016
Urbanization is one of the major forces shaping the 21st century - right up there with the digital technology revolution and globalization.
The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy
JANUARY 19, 2016
Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ?
On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.
DECEMBER 19, 2011
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.
Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?
APRIL 18, 2016
While these legacy systems operate with a high degree of robustness, they’re rather inflexible and inefficient.
The Rise of the Platform Economy
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World
AUGUST 29, 2016
Governance body - entity that “provides oversight for the system and owns the operating standards and requirements” . What is identity?
The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT
JUNE 12, 2013
Other see even more substantial rises with, for example, the global middle class reaching 3 billion people by 2030.”. There are few surprises.
Man, Machine, and Work
JUNE 30, 2015
Another example that, as a recent article observed , “Artificial intelligence is suddenly everywhere…”. That shouldn’t be a shock.
The Emergence of Cognitive Computing
NOVEMBER 5, 2011
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.
Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing
JANUARY 5, 2016
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.
Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
MARCH 22, 2016
How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.
Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
JANUARY 27, 2015
Equipment : Equipment Maintenance, Installation, Operation Monitoring, Repairing, Systems analysis, Troubleshooting, …. million people.
Reflections on Storytelling
APRIL 17, 2013
Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
Lean Principles in the Digital Economy
AUGUST 6, 2014
Such a pull approach to business is quite different from the push approaches of the past. But it then adds three additional management disciplines: .
The Datafication of Business and Society
JUNE 9, 2015
Datafication is a fairly new concept associated with our recent data revolution. They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.” .