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. Beyond the relatively small number of early adopters, AI is still in the experimental stage.

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field. Two or three years to adoption: Learning Analytics (K-12/Higher Ed), Open Content (K-12), Games and Gamification (Higher Ed). Learning and Knowledge Analytics.

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National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I had pleasure of facilitating a panel discussion in October at the recent Grantmakers in the Arts pre-conference on technology and media with Rory MacPherson where I learned about some of the preliminary study result he discovered. Research Studies

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

Bob Sutton

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. I'm just wondering who "polices" the rule if a company adopts it. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech.

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?

Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Two-thirds of the opportunities to use AI are in improving the performance of existing analytical use cases,” is the paper’s overriding finding. And, in the remaining 15% of cases, machine learning provided limited additional performance over existing analytical methods. .

Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Two-thirds of the opportunities to use AI are in improving the performance of existing analytical use cases,” is the paper’s overriding finding. AI is now being successfully applied to tasks that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans, - machine translation, natural language processing, defeating the world’s top Go players, - but only 16% of the use cases studied by McKinsey are greenfield cases, where only machine learning techniques can be used.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, despite its market acceptance, a recent McKinsey report found that AI adoption is still at an early, experimental stage, especially outside the tech sector. The report adds that the gap between the early AI adopters and everyone else is growing.

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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.”.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, despite its market acceptance, a recent McKinsey report found that AI adoption is still at an early, experimental stage, especially outside the tech sector. The report adds that the gap between the early AI adopters and everyone else is growing.

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Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, Stanford University’s One Hundred Year Study of AI project published a report by a panel of experts assessing the current state of AI. Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum published Global Risks Report 2017 , its 12th annual study of major global risks.

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

One piece of aligning data comes from the Corporate Executive Board’s 2012 study ‘ Building High Performance Capability for the New Work Environment’. This study sampled 35,000 managers and employees across the globe. A Revolution or a Slow Demise?

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Solow Paradox 2.0: The Lagging Impact of Technology Advances on Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While starting to pick up recently, productivity growth remains at or below 1 percent in many of the countries in the study, still quite low relative to historical levels. But their benefits have not materialized in the short term due to several adoption barriers.

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.

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The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A growing number of articles have been extolling the value of T-shaped professionals , that is, individuals who combine deep cognitive, analytical, and/or technical skills in a specific discipline, with broad multidisciplinary, social skills.

Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There is no end to the number of papers that argue that we should abandon behaviourist theories and instead adopt newer and mostly constructionist theories of mind. Numerous studies attest to savings of millions of dollars.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, despite its market acceptance, a recent McKinsey report found that AI adoption is still at an early, experimental stage, especially outside the tech sector. Based on a survey of over 3,000 AI-aware C-level executives across 10 countries and 14 sectors, the report found that 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 still waiting to take their first steps.

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.

Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)

George Siemens

Increase the speed of the research cycle and adoption of effective practices with a particular emphasis on under-represented students. Build on existing research in learning sciences, online, blended, and distance learning, as well as data mining and learning analytics. Finally, we expect to have a full slate of open online events including research discussions and case studies starting early 2015. Higher education is digitizing.

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.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Product enhancements - Technology advances are giving rise to a large variety of smart connected products and services, combining sensors, software, data, analytics and connectivity in all kinds of ways.

What Makes a Company Good at IT?

Andy McAfee

Many previous studies simply asked companies how they were doing; we wanted ‘harder’ data on their financial performance. This relationship held across the wide range of industries included in our study, and was quite strong. These practices are not widely adopted.

Notes from ELI 2015 Riyadh - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

very few empirical studies supporting the claims of Tapscott, Presnky, etc - so what are these studients doing? Ball State MOOC to give students better skills - note-taking, study skills, historical thinking, writing skills - help students develop their metacogntive skills - learning how to learn - most of your existing tools can be reourposed to support this - eg our HITS project - eg.

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

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The Importance of Personalized Learning – Part 1 of 3 – K12

Xyleme

Most applicants are addressing the RTT personalization requirement with technology that uses data analytics to identify learning needs, and tools to manage a student’s personal learning plan.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I wrote the other day that the study released by George Siemens and others on the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning was a bad study. It is a criticism focused on a specific work, a specific study, which I believe well and truly deserves criticism.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But there are studies: [link] vast majority of students said online was better or just as good. We’re in an inflection point, where we have mainstream adoption, different platform designs, and moving beyond digitizing the traditional classroom.

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Increasing “Jointness” and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence

Martijn Linssen

While modest gains have been made in breaking down “stovepipes,” the initial energy of these “collaborative” efforts has waned and increased spending has largely cemented bad habits: siloed analytic reporting that fuels massive duplication of effort.

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials. This is reflected not just in studies and articles, but in the growing number of design consulting firms like IDEO , as well as of design centers in universities, such as MIT's Media Lab and the d.school in Stanford.

Relationships and Dynamics - Seeing Through New Lenses

John Hagel

  In other words, East Asians tend to adopt more holistic views of the world while Westerners are more oriented to reductionist views.   Many executives, especially in large firms, tend to adopt a static view of the world.    Contemporary economics is largely built around equilibrium models that are essential if the detailed econometric analytics are to work. As we begin this migration, we will need new analytic tools to help us on our way. 

Learning and Development Webinars

Xyleme

Building the Plane While Flying It: A Case Study on Rapid Learning Strategy Innovation at Spectrum. In this case-study webinar, ACC shows how they used YourMembership and Xyleme to build a learning ecosystem to solve their challenges and better prepare for future learning needs. Here is the case-study on how they accomplished this with their learning content. The Princeton Review – A Case Study in Scalable Learning Content.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They''ve been studied. One such study (Hollands & Tirthali, 2014) lists the following five reasons why institutions are building MOOCs. A ridiculous set of studies recently, the references are all there, argue that the benefits of college still outweigh the cost.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Would more Influence fix.

Martijn Linssen

With regards to HPs study, their definition of a ReTweet is slim, very slim. Michael Wu, Lithiums Principal Scientist of Analytics, has a really interesting 4-post series on Influence Analytics and thats sure worth a good read How to be influential ? Business or Pleasure? -

Nonprofits and the Age of Automation: AI, Machine Learning, Bots Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

The report also looks at the challenges for nonprofits, which are common in the nonprofit sector when adopting new technologies. The technology of text-analytics has been around for a while, for example it powers the spam filter you rely on to tame your inbox manageable.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The phrase “effective use of high quality educational and research materials and programmes of study” is limiting rather than enabling.

What is your organization’s “One Metric That Matters”?

Beth Kanter

Two new books on measurement and analytics came to my attention this week. There has been a couple of studies and workbooks that speak to the growing need for nonprofits to embrace the use of performance measurement data as a management tool.

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

Xyleme

Obviously, my mind shifted to learning as Nigel’s example got me immediately thinking about how we can apply these same mash-up concepts to traditional instructor-led training materials like study guides, manuals, and presentations. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

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Knowledge as Recognition

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Even our study of the mind was impacted; based on logical positivist principles philosophers like B.F. Logical positivism depends, he writes, on two principles that turn out to be false: the analytic-synthetic distinction, which distinguishes between observation statements and and pure logic the principle of reduction, which argues that all knowledge can be reduced to observation and perception Our observation of the world, our perceptions, our experiences - these are all theory laden.

Growing Up in a Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several weeks ago IBM released its 2010 Global CEO Study. This is IBM’s fourth and largest CEO study since 2004, based on more than 1,500 face-to-face interviews with CEOs and senior public leaders from more than 60 countries. I wrote about the CEO study in this recent blog. On June 14, IBM released a companion to the CEO study, this time focusing on the views of young people, members of what is often referred to as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y.

Why Innovation is Critical to Help Governments Adjust to the Realities of the 21st Century?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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 These include the consolidation of IT infrastructures, cloud-based shared services, advanced analytics and electronic self-service. .

Social Business: e-business 2.0. and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. She references a study by the London School of Economics that concluded that continuously aligning business and IT increases overall productivity by around 20%.

Micah Sifry: Why the Net’s effect on politics has disappointed us

David Weinberger

What case studies or sparks made you think there’s something to write about here? 2) How advocacy orgs have also adapted to mass connectivity and mass participation, largely by using Big Data, analytics, A/B testing, etc.,

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

But it is not just social scientists who fall prey to this temptation to adopt a Gaussian view of the world. The problem is that most of our analytical tools are designed to understand Gaussian worlds. We need an entirely new analytical tool kit for the Paretian world.