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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.

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. But during this period of rapid IT growth, US labor productivity grew at only 1.5% You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics,” said MIT Nobel Prize laureate economist Robert Solow in 1987, in what’s become known as the Solow productivity paradox.

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Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract The growth and development of learning analytics has placed a range of new capacities into the hands of educational institutions. The ethics of learning analytics will therefore need to be developed on criteria specific to education.

Leveraging Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Government Productivity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 6, the Technology CEO Council released its report One Trillion Reasons: How Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Productivity Can Save Taxpayer Money and Enhance Government Services. By harnessing major technological shifts and adopting best business practices, we can not only make our government far more productive, but also foster greater innovation in areas ranging from healthcare to education and energy – innovation that will generate economic growth and job creation. “We

Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. A Cool Old Study » Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow : Comments.

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks McKinsey in a recently published report - Artificial Intelligence: the Next Digital Frontier. “AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, often experimental stage,” is the report’s succinct answer. “Few firms have deployed it at scale.”. Only 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business. 40 percent were partial adopters or experimenters, while another 40 percent were essentially contemplators.

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks McKinsey in a recently published report - Artificial Intelligence: the Next Digital Frontier. “AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, often experimental stage,” is the report’s succinct answer. “Few firms have deployed it at scale.”. Only 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business. 40 percent were partial adopters or experimenters, while another 40 percent were essentially contemplators.

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A disruptive innovation is one that successfully challenges a traditional product or business model with a lower cost solution, typically developed by a small company with few resources. But the adoption process of foundational technologies like blockchain is gradual, incremental and steady, unlike the hockey stick adoption we typically associate with disruptive innovations. What’s the likely adoption process for foundational technologies like blockchain?

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Diversity University started out as an educational MUD; Walden University was also an early adopter, and a whole bunch more. He finishes the section saying "personalized learning remains one of the dreams of ed tech, with learners enjoying a personalized curriculum, based on analytics."

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The social matrix, the Internet of all things, big data and advanced analytics, and realizing anything as a services are the report’s top four trends. SMAC - Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud, - has become the new plastics , capturing the future of IT in one word, or rather, one acronym. billion people will become consumers by 2025, that is, they will earn enough to buy goods and services beyond meeting their basic needs.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital innovation, adoption, and usage are evolving at a supercharged pace across the US economy,” notes the report in its opening paragraph. “As This gap points to substantial room for much of the economy to boost productivity. The companies with the highest returns on their technology investments did more than just buy technology; they invested in organizational capital to become digital organizations. Build - or buy - the capabilities of the future.

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Change in Education and What Needs to be Done

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What needs to be done: invest in a range of educational capacities rather than adopting a single monolithic solution; this creates system flexibility and the capacity to apply specific solutions to specific contexts.

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud. Hardware platforms remain challenging to build, and there are few applications that people want enough to buy. Perceptual algorithms for functions such as image labeling, and 3D object recognition, while common at AI conferences, are still only a few years into development as products.”.

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But digitalization , - its companion concept which captures the impact of the digital revolution on the economy and society, - has been in use since computers were widely adopted around 60 years ago. Its ensuing digital products have been generating all that data and its drastically lower technology costs have made it possible to store and analyze those oceans of information.

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Social Business: e-business 2.0. and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Grandparents are talking to their grandchildren, leveraging social media just as clients are impacting companies’ products using the same tools.”. “A Beyond social media, the last few years have seen huge advances in mobile devices, cloud computing, information analytics, smart everything, and so on, all essentially connected via broadband networks. IBM executive Sandy Carter has just published a new book - Get Bold: Using Social Media to Create a New Type of Social Business.

The Management of Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The management of disruptive innovations is very different when looking at relatively simple or self-contained technologies, products or services versus highly complex platforms and infrastructures. Unrealistic predictions are then made about the near term impact and rate of adoption of the new innovation, because the innovation in question is quite complex in nature, but the predictions assumes that it is on the simpler end of the spectrum. .

A Time of Institutional Recomposition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The recomposition is being led by those industries and companies that use technology most intensively, and that have also invested in the organizational capital needed to effectively restructure their companies so they can translate the technology advances into increased productivity, quality and customer service.

Just What is a UX Manager?

Adaptive Path

Someone who manages user experience has stuck their neck out and said they'll deliver business outcomes through improving the experience that customers have with a product or service. That doesn't mean soft results like better user testing results, that means delivering the things businesses ultimately care about: adoption, growth, revenue, retention, and margins. Business results really only exist on the outside of the organization: customers download, touch, "buy," share.

Pareto Power and Leveraged Growth

John Hagel

  Yet, most companies have not yet learned that cost reduction buys temporary relief at best.  So, let’s start with the various roles that networks can play in amplifying growth: Generating new product ideas – Not much need be said here. We are all familiar with the role of networks in scanning the environment for promising technologies and product ideas as well as evaluating product ideas. 

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning Analytics 6. Shared Services between Institutions Manish Gupta - e-Learning Predictions for 2011 Live Online Training to Grow in India Birth of Motion Controlled Learning & Interactivity Performance Support Tools to Gain Adoption Outsourcing to Continue Growing Gaming to Gain Momentum LMS’s to Remain Primary Delivery Mechanism for e-Learning Glenn Hansen's 2011 predictions - 2011 - the year of collaboration Collaboration tools such as micro-blogging software (e.g.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It''s not simply the money, but it''s the background, the expectations, the culture, and the values that money can buy." or you can buy the season for $29.99 or maybe you can buy an open access, public domain work for who knows how much. This is Tony Bates reporting that adoption by faculty and instructors remains a major challenge. Peter Suber and the aforementioned Steven Harnad have come to argue that institutions need to adopt mandatory open archiving policies.

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Listen to this, from the 'Context' section: "it it is not technology that drives adoption; it is the institutional strategy, the changing nature of the student population and the decisions of individual instructors and faculty members." Predictive analytics will grow in significance in terms of student retention and learner support. And we don't need predictive analytics, we just need good sensors and good calculation mechanisms - how many calories did my 13 km walk burn?

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

The Progress Principle: A Masterpiece Every Manager Should Own.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.   My advice is to simply buy the book.  It gives me an interest to buy it. Thank you for sharing some small details about the book, it gives me an interest to buy it. Bob Sutton.

Richard Feynman On The Folly Of Crafting Precise Definitions - Bob.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow » Richard Feynman On The Folly Of Crafting Precise Definitions. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters.

Should Knowledge Workers have E2.0 Ratings, Part 3

Andy McAfee

Why not measure instead what we’re really interested in – innovativeness, productivity, service levels, etc.? helps with innovation, productivity, service, etc. One other problem with measuring high level outcomes like innovativeness and productivity is that they’re typically measured at the level of the group or the entire enterprise. tools, but I’m not sure I buy that activity does correspond to value.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''re told there will be analytics and data-driven management. Learning needs to be an exploration and a discovery, not the output of predefined, standardized products. There''s the concern that widespread adoption of social media brings shared interactional practices that do not match university arrangements for learning. You don''t have to adopt and adapt IMS or IEEE or whatever.

Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? A Cool Old.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. « Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow | Main. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Whenever considering adopting a solution consider asking the following three questions. (1) 3) What new problems are likely to arise by adopting it? Track how many times a blog post has been viewed (using your blog software or a tool like Google Analytics ). I think the larger and more bureaucratic the organization, the slower it is able to adapt, adopt and change. Whenever considering adopting a solution consider asking the following three questions. (1)

My Main Focus for 2011: Scaling Good Behavior - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. The first thing that popped into my mind reading this was work on goal contagion - how just observing another person pursuing a goal leads you to non-consciously adopt it, under the right circumstances. Bob Sutton.

Team Guidelines From A New Boss: How Can He Make Sure.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. In order to encourage others to adopt the rules I offline will call on the more senior leaders of the team to call me out when i am not getting straight to the point or am not prepared for a meeting. Bob Sutton.

Kirschner, Sweller, Clark (2006) - Readings

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The end product of flexible knowledge is expertise which is deep structure of a large domain of knowledge. In recent years, many groups of international researchers located primarily in Europe and the United States have adopted CLT as a theoretical paradigm. PPT] Assessing Problem Solving in Simulation Games www.cse.ucla.edu/products/overheads/AERA2007/oneil_instructional.pp Note: I'm posting this as an example of the reading I have done while reviewing an academic paper.