Is Wikipedia getting too hard? A random sampling

David Weinberger

Please note that this is an entirely unscientific, non-significant sampling. 1], an official position adopted by the American League in 1973 that allows teams to designate a player, known as the designated hitter (abbreviated DH), to bat in place of the pitcher. A couple of weeks ago, I happened to come across a few Wikipedia articles that struck me as too hard.

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Integration: your place or.

Martijn Linssen

Adopt vs adapt Adopt versus adapt is the central theme in Integration. For the last 15 years, its been the central question in my working life: who will adopt, and who will have to adapt? Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0:

My/Our research …

Dave Snowden

They would then go and interview maybe 10/15 organisations using a strong hypothesis and from that sample draw conclusions that would be published. . You know have a figure, a statistic to drive people to adopt your idea.

Enterprise Learning & Digital Transformation

Jay Cross

Nine out of ten companies sampled by Altimeter are engaged in one or more digital transformation practices: These efforts are being championed by the Chief Marketing Officer, the CEO, and occasionally the CIO. Adopting a policy of free information access and communication.

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Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The first is what they call n=all, that is, collect and use lots of data rather than settling for small samples, as statisticians have done until now. “The The way people handled the problem of capturing information in the past was through sampling.

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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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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?

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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Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

This study sampled 35,000 managers and employees across the globe. Sundials and Water Clocks As technologies such as sundials and water clocks evolved to allow us to measure time more accurately and efficiently we adopted them. 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

The report analyzed the productivity-growth declines across a sample of seven countries, - France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, - which represent about 65% of the GDP of advanced economies.

Flip your meetings

Jay Cross

You can re-jigger your meetings to make them relevant, challenging, and fun by adopting an approach that is revolutionizing secondary school learning. Here’s a sample invitation. American business people attend 11,000,000 business meetings every day and half of it’s a waste of time.

Customer experiences as narrative landscapes

Dave Snowden

SenseMaker® is being considered but is currently viewed as a technology driven solution which was a concern as this particular company has seen far too many other technology driven solutions fail with little or no adoption.

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Human + Machine: The Impact of AI on Business Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent McKinsey study found that AI adoption outside the technology sector is still at an experimental stage, with few firms having deployed it in production at scale. Last week I wrote about the impact of blockchain technologies on business transformation.

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The Jobs Outlook for 2022

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The survey identified four specific technology advances that are set to dominate business growth over the next five years: ubiquitous, high speed mobile Internet; widespread adoption of big data analytics; artificial intelligence; and cloud computing.

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How the Left and Right use blogs

David Weinberger

Sites on the left adopt more participatory technical platforms; are comprised of significantly fewer sole-authored sites; include user blogs; maintain more fluid boundaries between secondary and primary content; include longer narrative and discussion posts; and (among the top half of the blogs in the papers’ sample) more often use blogs as platforms for mobilization as well as discursive production.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s enabled the construction of AI algorithms that can be trained with lots and lots of sample inputs, which are subsequently applied to difficult AI problems like computer vision, natural language processing and machine translation.

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.

Analyzing Jay’s Genome

Jay Cross

Six years ago I mailed a thousand dollars and a sample of my spit to a company named 23andMe to analyze my genome. I’m an earlier adopter. What the hey? I might learn something from the interpretation of my DNA. I was interviewed by Le Monde and a few others because paying $1,000 for something this far out labeled me as an interesting outlier. Or a nutcase. I can’t say I’ve been impressed with the results I’ve received over the years.

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iPad swiftly becomes the dominant medium for reading and entertainment

Ross Dawson

Laptop/ computer is in the lead at 33% (reflecting the very tech-oriented community that have been the early adopters of iPad), with iPad at 24% beating out mobile phones at 22% and TV languishing in fourth place at 19%.

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Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Pre-Order Your Copy Now!

Beth Kanter

Recruit corporate partners, adopt skilled volunteers, and identify Pro Bono resources. Other esteemed contributors include: Jayne Cravens, Aria Finger, Holly Ross, Amy Sample Ward, Joe Waters, Scott Henderson, Meg Garlinghouse, Robert Eggers, and Greg Baldwin.

A Data Science Approach to Organizational Health

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They then conducted an extensive survey to quantify the state of adoption of these 37 management practices, and received over 600,000 responses from more than 500 organizations around the world. A 2013 Deloitte report, Success or Struggle?

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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.

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What Makes a Company Good at IT?

Andy McAfee

Companies that were one standard deviation higher in being data-driven had 4% higher productivity and 6% higher profits than the average in our sample, all else being equal. These practices are not widely adopted.

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article told the story about Google’s adoption of an AI first strategy , and in particular, its use of deep machine learning to dramatically improve Google Translate , one of its more popular online services.

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Digging a new River for the NYTimes

Doc Searls

But the Times can listen and act, as it did back when Martin Nisenholtz and his team followed Dave’s lead and adopted RSS, reforming and reinvigorating the whole publishing business in the process. We want the same kind of adoption and effects again this time.). A new way to sample the flow of news from the NYT. #. Dave says “ The New York Times home page needs a re-think.”

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The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

Not all countries are adopting the aggressive UK model, but tuition patterns internationally (.pdf) The adoption of the internet and mobile technologies (read the whole Meeker Report if you want a good sampling of the scope of technological change) continues at a frenzied pace.

Human + Machine: The Impact of AI on Business Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent McKinsey study found that AI adoption outside the technology sector is still at an experimental stage, with few firms having deployed it in production at scale. The book studied what leading firms are doing to benefit from human-machine collaborations and found that they’ve succeeded by adopting five key principles: mindset, experimentation, leadership, data, and skills. Last week I wrote about the impact of blockchain technologies on business transformation.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And let me clear that I totally respect this part of his response , where he says that "in my part of the world and where I am currently in my career/life, this is the most fruitful and potentially influential approach that I can adopt."

The testing of Alan Turing

Mind Hacks

Golla and his colleagues presented the results obtained from a sample of thirteen convicted homosexuals and concluded that “libido could be abolished within a month&# with sufficiently high dosages of female sex hormones.

Regrets, I’ve had a few (but not too few to mention)

Mind Hacks

This was the first study to survey a representative sample of all ages, incomes and education levels and although love topped the list, there were some interesting differences in the details.

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s enabled the construction of AI algorithms that can be trained with lots and lots of sample inputs, which are subsequently applied to difficult AI problems like computer vision, natural language processing and machine translation. In my experience, when technologies are ready to transition from research labs to early adopters, they’re generally better understood by experts like Nadella and Gates than is the case with quantum computing today.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Get your act together! @Klout

Martijn Linssen

Its worked for me, crawling back from 37 to 52 in four weeks time - and I havent changed my Twitter ways really Apart from that, theres always the good measure of sampling your own dogfood every now and then. Adopt vs adapt Microsoft and Cloud - they just don't get it, do t.

Power laws & abductive research

Dave Snowden

Max's conclusions (with some paraphrasing on my part) were: We have to match the inferential strategy we adopt to the level of uncertainty we face.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Sample, 2014) Of course the journals don''t want you to know this. This is Tony Bates reporting that adoption by faculty and instructors remains a major challenge. Sample some material. Retrieved from Inside Higher Ed: [link] Sample, I.

Pinterest Nonprofit Benchmarking with Pinerly

Beth Kanter

Rick Kats kindly sent me a spreadsheet of metrics for 6 nonprofits that were early adopters, using it consistently and best practices. The board topics with the most followers from this sample of seven early adopters include: Photography.

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Beth Kanter

Says Jim Murphy, “In the early days of Twitter, our Executive Director, Ken Roth , was an early adopter is still active on Twitter. A sampling of effective HRW staff on Twitter: High volume, effective technique.

SXSW 2013 – Are You A Social Media Nonprofit Manager Looking for Your Peers? #npsmpeer

Beth Kanter

After each presentation, one of the “responders” other experts in the field including Amy Sample Ward (see her write up ), Mark Horvath, and David Neff offered their insights in two minutes about the topic.

Notes from ELI 2015 Riyadh - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Critical Thinking for Educators

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The first set refers to the sample that is being used as evidence in the premise. Unrepresentative sample : "Most of the people in this building, the Republican National Convention, are Republicans, therefore, probably most people are Republicans."

The best way to win an argument

Mind Hacks

Whether the subject is climate change, the Middle East or forthcoming holiday plans, this is the approach many of us adopt when we try to convince others to change their minds. Recruiting a sample of Americans via the internet, they polled participants on a set of contentious US policy issues, such as imposing sanctions on Iran, healthcare and approaches to carbon emissions. How do you change someone’s mind if you think you are right and they are wrong?

How Nonprofit CEOs Use Social Media (Enthusiastically) for Personal and Organizational Leadership

Beth Kanter

What did the trick was a “How To Tweet” cheat sheet that not only included the simple mechanics, but also sample tweets from other ACLU leaders around the country, subtle form of peer pressure.

Old Growth Media, The Aftermath

Steven Berlin Johnson

Largely because the pace of technological advance and adoption is so much faster than in Gutenberg's time.) For now, though, here's a representative sample of responses to the SXSW speech that I put together this morning.

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Needed Skills for New Media

Tony Karrer

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