The Current State of AI Adoption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have finally come together to propel AI beyond early adopters to a broader marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms; and huge amounts of data on almost any subject. Overall, the business world is beginning to adopt AI. Telecom, high-tech and financial services firms lead the way in AI adoption. AI is seemingly everywhere.

How Not to Adopt an LCMS

Xyleme

Companies that adopt a new LCMS are challenging the status quo, reimagining the way content is typically authored, created and delivered. Here are some of the most common mistakes organizations make when adopting a new LCMS: Trying to shoe-horn existing process into a new system. One of the reasons organizations adopt an LCMS is to increase efficiency by streamlining processes, which often requires reimagining — and even removing — some of the existing processes.

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How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Only 8% of firms are engaged in practices that support widespread adoption. To support the widespread adoption of AI, companies must make three fundamental shifts. Productivity studies at both the firm level and the establishment (or plant) level during the period 1995-2008 reveal that the firms that saw high returns on their technology investments were the same firms that adopted certain productivity-enhancing business practices.”.

ATD 2019: Oprah, Seth Godin & “Causing a Ruckus” in Training & Development

Xyleme

ATD 2019 is officially in the books, and attendees walked away from this year’s event with a wealth of actionable tips as well as big picture ideas about the future of Training and Development. Xyleme’s own Senior Solutions Consultant, Mike Buoy, presented “Simple Strategies You Can Adopt Right Now to Support Personalized Learning” to a full house. Click here to download the “Simple Strategies You Can Adopt Right Now to Support Personalized Learning” PowerPoint as a PDF.

The State of AI Adoption - High Performers Show the Way

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past few years, the McKinsey Global Institute has been conducting a yearly survey to assess the state of AI adoption. Its 2017 survey of over 3,000 AI-aware executive found that outside the technology sector, AI adoption was at an early, often experimental stage. Overall, the 2018 survey found that while the business world had begun to adopt AI, few companies had in place the foundational building blocks that would help them to generate value from AI at scale.

Separated by a common language?

Dave Snowden

It is also worth reading the 2019 St David’s Day series of five posts which provided an update on Cynefin. Often when I see people (particularity in the Agile world) use the Stacy Matrix they actually use the simplification adopted by Brenda Zimmerman. So our third key distinction is that Cynefin retains an assumption that adopting natural sciences as a constraint gives us greater confidence and anticipatory capability under conditions of uncertainty.

How to Survive and Thrive in a World of Disruption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Adopting the agility mindset fundamentally transforms this perspective, turning a nice-to-have ‘luxury’ into a mission-critical priority.”. Looking back upon my long career , it’s frankly sobering how many once powerful IT companies are no longer around or are shadows of their former selves, e,g, Digital , Wang , Sun Microsystems , BlackBerry. The forces of disruption might have been more powerful in the fast-changing IT industry, but no industry has been immune.

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“… save his own fame and gratification.”

Dave Snowden

Here we have a letter from Martin Hammond, Master in College at Eton to Boris’s father written in 1982: Boris really has adopted a disgracefully cavalier ( my note – see Charles I ) attitude to his classical studies. A reminder that his blog is my personal opinion and is not an official statement from Cognitive Edge, its staff, partners or network.

The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, McKinsey recently conducted a global online survey on the current state of AI adoption, garnering responses from over 2,000 participants across a range of business functions, industry sectors, geographical regions and company sizes. Overall, the survey found that the business world is beginning to adopt AI, but only 21% reported using AI throughout their companies.

The Transformative Power of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Motivational. “An enterprise blockchain benefits from a built-in incentive system to help accelerate the adoption curve,” such as loyalty-point-like tokens to encourage participation in the blockchain ecosystem. . “Blockchain matters because no business operates in isolation,” says Blockchain for Business , a recently published book by Jai Arun , Jerry Cuomo , and Nitin Gaur. “Multiple institutions can achieve more together than any single institution can alone.

Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The essence of blockchain, notes the report , is that the unit of competition is the networked ecosystem , no longer a single enterprise. “As blockchain adoption continues to gather momentum, organizations must approach their blockchain strategies with the same rigor and commitment as any other new and transformative strategies. For example, e-mail and the Web played a crucial role in the mainstream adoption of the Internet in the early-to-mid 1990s.

The Economic Value of Digital Identity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Designed carefully and scaled to high levels of adoption in multiple application areas, it can also create significant economic value, particularly in emerging economies, with benefits for both individuals and institutions. Identity plays a major role in our everyday life. It’s the key that determines the particular transactions in which we can rightfully participate as well as the information we’re entitled to access.

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Cynefin & perception

Dave Snowden

I’ve long taken the view that adoption and use will never be perfect but it can be progressive and they are many layers of insight beyond the superficial use for classification into three/four/five domains. I take a realist perspective and reject social constructivism, but adopting that philosophical position is not compulsory for Cynefin use! Various social media feeds link me daily to discussions about the use of the Cynefin Framework.

How to Transform a “Big, Old” Company into an Agile Digital Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, “the adoption of digital technologies in business doesn’t come as naturally,” - especially if you’re working in a big, old company. “Inserting digital technologies to enhance operations and create new value propositions has proven extremely challenging.”. Previous research has uncovered this puzzling digital adoption discrepancy between individuals and organizations.

Is Blockchain Now Transitioning to a More Mundane and Useful Era?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2019, it will start to become mundane… After the Great Crypto Bull Run of 2017 and the monumental crash of 2018, blockchain technology won’t make as much noise in 2019. Most potentially transformative technologies go through the kind of adoption cycles that Orcutt has (metaphorically) compressed into three years. Blockchain was created around a decade ago as the public, distributed ledger for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

The Digitalization of the American Workforce

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The digitalization of everything has both increased the potential of individuals and societies while contributing to widespread anxiety about its impact on jobs and economic inequalities. “And yet, for all of the evidence that big changes are underway, surprisingly little data exists to track the spread of digital adoption.”.

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My/Our research …

Dave Snowden

You know have a figure, a statistic to drive people to adopt your idea. I’ve long pointed out to over enthusiastic proponents of ‘story telling’ that the phrase has a double meaning in English and the most dominant one is to tell a story.

Impact of an Aging Population on Economic Growth and Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In Demographics and Automation , published in March, 2019, Acemoglu and Restrepo analyzed the impact of an aging labor force on economic growth and automation based on a simple model of technology adoption and innovation. Countries experience more rapid aging, - e.g. Japan, Germany, South Korea, - are also the ones at the forefront of adopting industrial robots. The world has been stuck in an era of slow economic growth over the past decade.

Thinking about design ‘thinking’

Dave Snowden

I’ve been thinking about the whole approach we are adopting to design thinking as the Whistler retreat approaches. We started a journey on this at the same location last year and we are currently shifting into a formal method with associated tools and training.

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Impact of AI on Government - Opportunities and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2019, the Partnership and IBM collaborated on two additional reports, Assessing the Impact of AI on the Work of Government , and Building Trust, Managing Risks. To help manage this transformation, government leaders should communicate often with employees to explain the potential of AI to alter their work using concrete examples from early adopters.

Monocarpic banality

Dave Snowden

Once a new way of thinking starts to become popular it is almost inevitable that people will adopt it for existing ideas and this can be for good or bad. On the negative side we see the adoption of novel things by snake oil sales people and large consultancies (not the same thing or the same context) to re-badge old comfortable ideas with the new language.

A Quarter Century into the Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, a recent McKinsey online survey on the state of AI adoption found that a critical success factor for AI deployment is a company’s progress along its digitization journey. 39% of the most digitized companies have adopted machine learning capabilities and another 31% are conducting machine learning pilots, compared to 16% and 24% respectively for all companies. The digital age was born around 25 years ago with the public release of the Netscape browser in 1994.

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What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

He went on to state that, “I have not been able to find any regular correlation between well adopted innovation processes and actual innovation outcomes, and I’ve been looking pretty hard. In writing almost 100 posts on innovation since 2007, it’s time to put the core observations together into a cohesive narrative. Here goes. Innovation is fifteen different things to fifteen different people.

The Rise of Global, Superstar Firms, Sectors and Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Superstar sectors share a number of attributes, including fewer fixed capital and labor inputs, more intangible inputs, and higher levels of digital adoption and regulatory oversight. In the 1990s, t he Internet was supposed to usher a much more open, decentralized, democratic economy and society. Startups with innovative business models where now able to reach customers anywhere, anytime. Companies, from the largest to the smallest, could now transact with anyone around the world.

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Being labeled as ill …

Dave Snowden

Highly structured processes in effect, infantilise management by removing contextual judgement and characterise the adoption of sick stigma, unSAFe and so on. One of the concerns I raised in yesterday’s post was the danger of assuming the need of a therapeutic approach in organisational, or for that matter individual wellbeing. I’ve long railed against the unthinking transfer of techniques and theories from one field into another.

Whence the Virtue of Open

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We don't have to adopt a Marxist perspective to see the difficulty here. The word 'whence' means " from what place, source, or cause", and that is the question I would like to address with respect to the virtue of 'open'. The question is raised in the context of Heather Morrison's recent comments on The Dialectic of Open. Unfortunately I don't have the full text of the remarks, but I have a detailed abstract and slides, which is enough to work from.

Twelvetide 18:09 habits & the soul

Dave Snowden

Then on a wider level we have what Bourdieu called habitus , the idea that in our social interactions we constantly make our own habitats while adopting different identities and roles. One of those quotes from the bible that most people are, at least in the western tradition, aware of comes from Mark 8:36 “ For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

mindful finds

Harold Jarche

The term ‘public value’ has been adopted by scholars in public management and administration to attempt to go beyond this reactive role, focusing on how public-sector managers play an important democratic role in managing a trade-off between efficiency and the engagement of citizens in shaping policy. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “A

Game Learning Analytcs for Evidence=Based Serious Games

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a talk by Baltasar Fernandex Manjon at CELDA 2019 ie.ft.com/uber-game Serious games - Have been used successfully in many domains – medicine, military - But low adoption in mainstream education - So we say we’re working in ‘game-like simulation’ [link] - Fake news, trolls, e-influencers [link] [link] [link] - Has been formally evaluated Citizen science - Uses games for crowdsourcing Also: - Educational versions of commercial games Do serious games actually work?

the silo effect

Harold Jarche

” These are practices we all can adopt to some extent. “Silos are cultural phenomena, which arise out of the systems we use to classify and organize the world,” states Gillian Tett in The Silo Effect. Silos are bounded hierarchies that define specialized work or areas of knowledge. They come in the form of academic fields, organizational departments, schools of thought, and many other forms created by humans.

PKM in Action. Part 2

Harold Jarche

Both of these methods could be adopted in the professional workplace. In PKM in Action Part 1 I gave a few examples of how people practice personal knowledge mastery. A good way of looking at PKM is as a method to improve serendipity, or fortuitous chance encounters. Anne Adrian shared her journey of going online to seek, make sense, and to share knowledge.

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Organic Agility: powered by SenseMaker®

Dave Snowden

Having creating that market we are moving from early adopter to early majortity in terms ofthe market life cycle and that involves a shift from generic utility to application specificity. There being no rest for the wicked I hoped on the sea bus from our Airb&b in North Vancouver to teach on an Organic Agility course. For those not familiar, Organic Agility was one of the first Powered by SenseMaker® developments.

#2 Why Bernie Sanders Resembles the Greatest U.S. Senator in History

Nine Shift

And the nation eventually adopted those proposals. He was a U.S. Senator 100 years ago, and was later named the greatest U.S. Senator in history. Bernie Sanders resembles him today. . He was Robert M. La Follette, Republican, from Wisconsin. He fought for things we take for granted, like the public electing our U.S. Senators. But 100 years ago, he was alone in advocating for the changes, thus earning the nickname “Fighting Bob.”.

we are the internet

Harold Jarche

These are The Fools, the businesses that have merely adopted the trappings of the Internet. I read the The Cluetrain Manifesto online in 1999, and later purchased the book. Even though the authors stated that it was not a business book, it provided a good lens though which to view our networked world at the time. I did not agree with all the theses but the book was still worth it. What I remember most is the first of the 95 theses — “Markets are conversations.”

The impacts of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on Learning and Development

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So you need things like adoption strategies, reinforcement tactics, coaching, etc. Summary of a talk by Alan Bostakian, Senior Analyst, TD Bank - Future Ready project Why? The field is moving extremely fast and very soon all professionals will need to have some level of understanding about them. These areas help is in upskilling, instructional design, instructon, coaching, more. The Basics Data science touches on artificial intelligence, machine learning learning, deep learning.

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Monocarpic banality

Dave Snowden

Once a new way of thinking starts to become popular it is almost inevitable that people will adopt it for existing ideas and this can be for good or bad. On the negative side we see the adoption of novel things by snake oil sales people and large consultancies (not the same thing or the same context) to re-badge old comfortable ideas with the new language.

Confused Professor Asks Great Question about Shift #7

Nine Shift

When a new technology is invented, the users adopt both the technology, and then the corresponding new value demanded by the technology. The time for inventing the 21st century is over. It's now history. A confused university professor asked a great question about Shift #7, boys lead a change in values. We noted one of those new 21st century values boys first pioneered was collaboration. She cited a Harvard study saying women are better than collaboration than men. Which is true.

New Issues for OERs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Unattributed suggestions from the 'email thread', organized into categories by me (with my commentary following): Funding, Support, Development - Faculty Funding faculty development efforts around OER, including adoption/adaptation/creation/OEP (funds for course releases, peer reviewing, etc.) Research / Lobbying / Marketing Expanded (systematic, mixed-methods) research into barriers/facilitators to the adoption and sustaining of open educational resources/approaches.

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Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

19 September 2019. ii) Developing supportive policy: encouraging governments, and education authorities and institutions to adopt regulatory frameworks to support open licensing of publicly funded educational and research materials, develop strategies to enable use and adaptation of OER in support of high quality, inclusive education and lifelong learning for all, supported by relevant research in the area; Agreed.

mapping healthcare

Harold Jarche

Having worked with these tools 15 years ago I am shocked that they have not been widely adopted, especially as the technology is so much better now than what we had. This past year my wife and I have spent a fair bit of time in hospitals and doctors’ offices, helping friends navigate the healthcare system. One thing we have noticed is the siloed nature of medicine here.

Getting annoyed

Euen Semple

This is why many of us who have been early adopters of the online lifestyle have become interested in meditation. One of the aims of mindfulness and practicing meditation is to get better at responding to things rather than reacting to them. To take calm, appropriate action when needed rather than to get bent out of shape because things aren't how we expect them to be. This isn't to say that you end up as some chilled out, passive, punch bag for the world.

“the only way to make sense out of change”

Harold Jarche

Instead they unconsciously adopt an ancient model: a rote diet of lectures. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ” — Alan Watts. Respect and deference are two different things, sir, too often mistaken for each other.” Maxine Peake as Martha Costello QC, Barrister in Silk via @tantramar.

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Making Baseball Fun Again

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I'm sure you'll agree with me that baseball would be a much improved sport if these changes were adopted Photo: Caitlin Tomotsugu throws a pitch. Photo credit: Darryl Gershman, MLB Baseball is of course a great sport. But there's no end to the things people want to do to make it 'better'. For example, some changes will be tried out in the Independent Atlantic League this year. Changes to be made during the season: Computers to call balls and strikes Mound to be moved back to 62’6" in July.

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