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. In their 2009 book Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology is Rewiring the Economy , Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders introduced the concept of organizational capital as the necessary critical ingredient that enabled a company to take full advantage of major IT advances.

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Create Learner Buy-In with an LXP During the COVID-19 Pandemic

TOPYX LMS

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, companies have adopted different forms of virtual learning technology. While some organizations stuck with the learning technology they already had, others made investments in newer technology, such as a learning experience platform (LXP).

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Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. We also find these technologies are giving students with special needs a new voice, and to connect with their teachers and classmates. So, we see this huge growth in technology.

Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This year’s event was focused on the impact of digital technologies on economic development in emerging and developing countries. It was organized around six different sessions , each of which explored the links between technology and development through a different lens. . I would now like to discuss another brief which I found quite interesting, - Will the Spread of Digital Technologies Spell the End of the Knowledge Divide? ,

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The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council , founded by Susan Scrupski. however, do require both behavioural and technological changes and are therefore long-haul products. The first diagram outlines four key org structure phases plotted against the technology adoption life-cycle. adoption counci

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. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. 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. Bob Sutton.

How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth Kanter

Don’t let the discomfort of the learning curve for new technology tools get in the way of adopting social media or mobile tools as a personal and organizational leadership tool for your organization. Ask them what the challenges were to adoption and now that they’ve had have some time to make it a habit, whether or not there were any benefits and more importantly what their social media routine is.

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). Technology''s role. turns a perfect event into time- and space- independent mode - make optimal use of current technology for recording, storage, distribution, etc - provide added value: replay, searching, browsing, etc.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Dawn of the digital natives - is reading declining? | Technology | The Guardian

Steven Berlin Johnson

Technology | The Guardian A number of people wrote in late last year to ask what I thought of the NEA report on declining literacy, To Read Or Not To Read , in the light of my arguments in Everything Bad Is Good For You. Technology | The Guardian : Comments I came from NY today, arriving in S.Paulo this morning. Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate My first. stevenberlinjohnson.com « Outside.In

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms and models; and most important, oceans and oceans of data. 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.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone agrees that it’s a truly brilliant architecture, built on decades-old fundamental research in cryptography, distributed data, distributed computing, game theory and other advanced technologies. In 2016, blockchain made the list of the World Economic Forum ’s Top Ten Emerging Technologies. However, most initiatives are still in alpha or beta stage… Long-term, Gartner believes this technology will lead to a reformation of whole industries.”.

Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, to buy alcohol, all you need is proof that the individual is over the legal drinking age. Current firewall, event sharing, and attack detection approaches are simply not feasible as long-run solutions for cybersecurity, and we need to adopt an inherently more robust approach. The optimal technology for such an inherently safe data ecosystem is currently being built and tested [in] MIT’s Enigma project.”.

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Impact of AI on Government - Opportunities and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. A number of surveys have found that leveraging digital technologies to provide a superior customer experience is one of the top priorities in the private sector.

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, a panel of global experts convened by the World Economic Forum selected blockchain as one of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016, based on its potential to fundamentally change the way economies work. That’s because blockchain is not a disruptive technology, whose impact, once in the marketplace, is often quite rapid. Foundational innovations must overcome many barriers, - technological, organizational, governance, political.

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His article aims to explain what blockchain, cryptocurrencies and related technologies are all about as well as their potential impact on the economy and society. In their early years, it’s hard for most people to appreciate the potential of a transformative technology. There’s generally a considerable time-lag between the time we start reading articles about their exciting potential and their adoption by companies and industries across the marketplace.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home/Service Robots. “Over the next fifteen years, coincident advances in mechanical and AI technologies promise to increase the safe and reliable use and utility of home robots in a typical North American city.”. Low-resource communities. “With targeted incentives and funding priorities, AI technologies could help address the needs of low- resource communities.”. Hardware platforms remain challenging to build, and there are few applications that people want enough to buy.

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The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Mainframes and PCs were the defining technologies of the centralized model and client-server models respectively. The Internet is the defining technology of the cloud computing model. There are clearly other major technologies around us, - e.g., smartphones, IoT, analytics, AI, - but when you think about it, all of them rely on their connections to cloud-based data, applications, and services for much of their functionality.

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NTEN’s We Are Media Project | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

There is a veritable blossoming of projects to help people learn about and adopt social media these days. The resulting curriculum which will live on this wiki and will also cover important organizational adoption issues, strategy, ROI analysis, as well as the tools.

Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

You could track the status of your packages, access the latest sports results, check the weather of any city in the world or buy a book or CD. Companies and industries also took decades to learn how to reap the productivity benefits of previous transformative technologies, like the steam engine and electricity.

Mobile Payments - a Long, Relentless War of Attrition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The key barrier to the adoption of these mobile payment innovations is that while the payment system that we’ve long used is highly complex and inflexible, it actually works quite well. “As it turns out, consumers like dipping and swiping just fine and are not dissatisfied with their plastic cards, even if they happen to have a phone in their hand with the capacity to use a mobile wallet.”. Apple Pay was launched in September of 2014.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms and models; and most important, oceans and oceans of data. 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 (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. Digital innovation, adoption, and usage are evolving at a supercharged pace across the US economy,” notes the report in its opening paragraph. “As As successive waves of innovation expand the definition of what is possible, the most sophisticated users have pulled far ahead of everyone else in the race to keep up with technology and devise the most effective business uses for it.”.

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The Startup Version of the Wealth Gap

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are inexpensive and ubiquitous, startups have access to all kind of cloud-based business services, and customers can now be easily reached and supported over mobile devices. Last month I read an article in Newsweek by technology author and columnist Kevin Maney , Tech Bubble? The study is focused on VC-backed US companies in the technology space founded since 2000. As a result, adoption happens faster.

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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Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once upon a time, new technologies were first deployed in large institutions - enterprises, universities and research labs, the military and civilian government agencies, - from which they eventually trickled down to the rest of the economy as their prices and complexity dropped. Forty years ago, for example, the computer industry consisted primarily of expensive mainframes and supercomputers that only larger institutions could afford to buy and operate.

The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early adopters viewed cloud as computing-on-demand. Instead of having to buy and operate their own hardware and software products, users could now obtain the computing resources they needed over the Internet on demand. . I nstead of having to buy computing resources up front, users now had the flexibility of only paying for whatever cloud resources they actually used. .

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His article aims to explain what blockchain, cryptocurrencies and related technologies are all about as well as their potential impact on the economy and society. In their early years, it’s hard for most people to appreciate the potential of a transformative technology. There’s generally a considerable time-lag between the time we start reading articles about their exciting potential and their adoption by companies and industries across the marketplace.

Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

You could track the status of your packages, access the latest sports results, check the weather of any city in the world or buy a book or CD. Companies and industries also took decades to learn how to reap the productivity benefits of previous transformative technologies, like the steam engine and electricity.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any technology expected to have a transformative impact on business over the next decade has to at least be already in the hands of leading edge users. Many trends reflect the growing dominance of the Internet as an enabling technology, as well as a model and metaphor for commercial and social interactions,” says the report in its introduction. Just about everyone agrees that these are foundational technologies, like the Internet twenty years ago, that every business must embrace.

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En Route to the Cashless Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The articles are generally focused on two key aspects of mobile digital money : innovative technologies and apps, which are primarily being introduced in the more advanced economies; and the financial inclusiveness of the poorer segments of society in developing economies. He writes about his experiences buying a cappuccino at a coffee house in New York City. In advanced economies, these are the kind of once-near-magical digital technology innovations that we now take for granted.

On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a suit

Harold Jarche

As I wrote last year, working online is different : But it’s not about the technology. Computer technology has been a great equalizer in our society. I can buy one of the best computers on the market and the richest person in the world is not able to get one that performs much better.

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Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the major challenges in managing disruptive innovations is that even if you are sure that change is inevitable and you must therefore embrace the new ideas and technologies, you really don’t know what lies ahead. You don’t really know how quickly the new innovations will be adopted in the marketplace. It was about how to best leverage a new disruptive technology, the Internet, for business value.

Fred Wilson’s talk at LeWeb

Doc Searls

1) We are making a transition from bureaucratic hierarchies to technology-driven networks. But now technology-driven networks are replacing bureaucracies. In the traditional world, you only got to buy the thing that had everything in it. In the larger world, Android is being adopted massively on cheap phones. Blogging Broadcasting Business Cluetrain Culture Events Future infrastructure Internet Journalism Live Web News Personal clouds problems Technology VRM

Social Business: e-business 2.0. and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

technologies and Social Media applications emerged several years later, it is natural that e-business would have now evolved into something like e-business 2.0 , continuing to leverage (the more recent advances of) the Internet for business value. While this book focuses on the value of becoming a Social Business, I don’t want to downplay the importance that social technology has played in my personal life. The answer, in a nutshell, is technology.

IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In an analysis of US labor productivity over the previous fifty years, Harvard economist Dale Jorgenson and his collaborators concluded that “the pessimism of the computer productivity paradox gave way to near-universal belief in a productivity resurgence led by information technology in the late 1990s. Given their fast declining prices, these companies have been able to acquire and deploy significantly more information technologies across all their operations.

Information, Money and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given this intangible character of money, it is not surprising that major advances in information technologies have in turn led to major advances in the way we deal with money and payments. Then in the 1990s, the wide adoption of the Internet and World Wide Web led not only to online banking, but paved the way for online shopping and e-commerce in general. Ordinary Indians will find it easier to buy and sell things online,”.

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Crowd-milking

Harold Jarche

The basic premise of the long tail is that there is an equal or perhaps larger market of those willing to buy unpopular items (or services) than all the people who buy the popular items. There is an organization that aggregates smart ideas, connecting solution ‘Seekers’ with problem ‘Solvers’ It is supposed to increase the adoption of innovative ideas. Technology

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Carrying forward

Clark Quinn

During my presentation in Minneapolis on future-looking applications of technology to learning, the usual and completely understandable question came up about how to change an organization to buy-in to this new way of acting in the world: to start focusing on performance outcomes and not courses. design social strategy technology

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Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Regulatory and policy practices cannot possibly keep pace with technological change. Therefore, ID ³ believes, governance principles should be expressed as software that is then able to evolve to incorporate advances in technology and to support changing market and societal requirements. The notion of adopting such an approach for the development of digital trust frameworks feels like another major disruptive initiative with potentially major implications.

A Time of Institutional Recomposition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There is little question that our economy, our society and just about all our institutions are going through major structural changes mostly caused by the digital technology revolution that has been all around us for the past several decades. Such technology-based structural changes are not new. Our present information technology and telecommunications age, whose starting point Perez pegs at 1971, is the fifth such major revolution in that span.

The Data Bubble redux

Doc Searls

Here is the rest of the list (sans one that goes to a linkproof Flash thing): Here’s the gist: The Journal conducted a comprehensive study that assesses and analyzes the broad array of cookies and other surveillance technology that companies are deploying on Internet users. Advertisers want to buy access to people, not Web pages.” Here is the difference between an active customer who wants to buy stuff and a consumer targeted by secretive tracking b t: everything.

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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. .