The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. Off-Grid Devices Draw Drinking Water from Dry Air - “Sunlight-powered moisture-absorbing technologies are becoming economical”.

Share Best Practices - Patterns

Tony Karrer

Dodged that bullet. :) Patterns and Knowledge Work I understand the concern that when you share best practices, you may come out with very different results. Making sense generates cues and allows one to recognize patterns, both in the nature of the problem and response.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. These technologies, - selected by a global panel of experts , - “are expected to become increasingly commonplace in the next few years,” and are “attracting increased funding or showing other signs of being ready to move to the next level.”. The full report includes a one-page description of each of these technologies.

Social Physics and Cybercrime Detection

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social physics is based on the premise that all event-data representing human activity, - e,g,, phone call records, credit card purchases, taxi rides, web activity, - contain a special set of group behavior patterns.

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Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

T hey eventually discovered that all event-data representing human activity contain a special set of social activity patterns regardless of what the data is about. AI is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era.

Big Data Takes Center Stage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few recent articles have expressed concerns that big data may be at the peak of inflated expectations in the so-called hype cycle for emerging technologies, and will soon start falling into the trough of disillusionment. This is not uncommon in the early stages of a disruptive technology.

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A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI will likely become the most important technologies of our era as it’s improved upon over time, but we’re still in the early stages of deployment. Companies should look at AI through the lens of business opportunities, rather than technologies.

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A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI will likely become the most important technologies of our era as it’s improved upon over time, but we’re still in the early stages of deployment. Companies should look at AI through the lens of business opportunities, rather than technologies.

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AI - the Creation of a Human-Centric Engineering Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. the discipline focused on finding patterns in data and on making well-founded predictions, tests of hypotheses and decisions.”.

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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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Human-AI Decision Systems

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, including natural language processing, language translation and computer vision.

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Creating More Intelligent Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The CCI was founded to study how new communications technologies are changing the way people work together. It has identified a set of organizational genes or basic building blocks that apply to just about all of them, as well as a number of design patterns that come up over and over.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI will likely become the most important technology of our era as it’s improved upon over time, but we’re still in the early stages of deployment. And, history shows that even after technologies start crossing over into mainstream markets, it takes considerable time, - often decades, - for the new technologies and business models to be widely embraced by companies and industries across the economy.

The ultimate in convenient banking: make payments by thinking

Ross Dawson

The brain waves are sampled using EEG equipment and processed using phase-space distribution functions to compare digital signature data from the enrollment of authorized individuals. The technology could be utilized for organizations requiring very high assurance of a person’s identity including federal/state/local government and financial institutions. These technologies would be used for simple authorization of payments rather than anything more complex.

iPad swiftly becomes the dominant medium for reading and entertainment

Ross Dawson

The results are really quite extraordinary, when you consider that this sample of very recent users of iPads have transformed their media engagement habits, supplanting print for reading and computers for a number of other information behaviors.

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Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Traditionally, decision systems have been confined to individual physical domains, such as logistics, physical plant, and human resources, and more recently virtual domains such as cyber, by both policy and technology, resulting in challenges with the integration of information across disparate domains.”. As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds.

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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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Reflections on Experience

Clark Quinn

That is, the system tracked and intervened on whether you were varying one variable at a time, ensuring your data sampling was across a broad enough range of data points, etc. As the work on protein folding has found, some patterns are better for computer solution, and others for human. meta-learning strategy technologyThe API previous known as Tin Can provides a consistent way to report individual activity.

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the neo-generalist

Harold Jarche

One metaphor used by the authors of The Neo-Generalist is ‘frequency hopping’, “wandering, accumulating, sampling, mixing, putting into practice what they learn.” A neo-generalist is somewhere between a polymath and a hyperspecialist.

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The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the realities of globalization, disruptive innovation, and profound changes across technology, markets and society, it should not be surprising that CEOs and their companies must now navigate a highly volatile and unpredictable business environment. Even more striking, during the economic crisis, Standouts’ revenue growth was six times higher than the rest of the sample. IBM recently released the 2010 Global CEO Study. This is IBM’s fourth biennial CEO study since 2004.

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How the Left and Right use blogs

David Weinberger

political blogs on the left, right, and center during the summer of 2008 and, based on qualitative coding of the top 155, finds evidence of an association between ideological affiliation and the technologies, institutions, and practices of participation across political blogs. political blogosphere provide insights into how varied patterns of technological adoption and use within a single society may produce distinct effects on democracy and the public sphere.

first we shape our tools

Harold Jarche

‘The latest study reveals that for manufacturing workers, the process of adjusting to technological change has been much slower and more painful than most experts thought. “We Even large sample sizes cannot overcome this limitation.

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The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

Since my experience at Red River College, I’ve spent quite a bit of time traveling and speaking about changes in knowledge, learning, teaching, technology, and by extension, the system of education. The patterns of change in higher education are surprisingly similar and global.

Human Sensor Networks… the ultimate executive coach

Dave Snowden

The use of SenseMaker® is delivering valuable patterns of meta-data to make the lessons learning and culture programs effective. Meanwhile, the executive team at this company identifies a new technology that could either be a threat to the company or an opportunity if licensing or acquisitions are considered. I was talking with Laurie Webster about a new online course she is in the final stages of preparing for launch that covers SenseMaker® basics.

Only 14% think that company training is an essential way for them to learn in the workplace

Jane Hart

Firstly, this same pattern of results was visible across all functions. The new confidential study will investigate different staff perspectives on technology-enabled development opportunities to help organisations better align their offerings for individual and business need.

How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Quality in eLearning (Bogota), LearnX (Melbourne), and Learning Technology (London). Formal learning is patterned after schools. You can learn a lot about cause and effect by interviewing a sample of workers in depth. Interview.

Internet, freedom, and the tools of circumvention

David Weinberger

Infringements on Internet freedom, particularly through Internet filtering and surveillance, have inspired activists and technologists to develop technological counter-measures, most notably circumvention tools to defeat Internet filters and anonymity tools to help protect user privacy and avoid online surveillance efforts. However, despite the perceived importance of this field, relatively little is known about the demand for and usage patterns of these tools.

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Behavior Change as Value Proposition

Adaptive Path

There's a lot of academic research around the areas of persuasive technology and design for behavior change. It's getting more exposure as technology has allowed products and services to have an increasingly pervasive role in people's lives.

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195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. This September, George Siemens , Stephen Downes and Dave Cormier are hosting another Massively Open Online Course, Change: Education, Learning and Technology. Technology. Page 1 of 2.

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All The Good Ideas Links That Are Fit To Print

Steven Berlin Johnson

I got my start as a journalist writing about technology for the UK Guardian, and so it was particularly fun to see this feature by the very clever Oliver Burkeman run in its pages. In terms of reviews, here’s a small sample of recent appraisals of the book. The more we embrace these patterns’ in innovative spaces, Johnson says, ‘the better we will be at tapping our extraordinary capacity for innovative thinking.’

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Models of how to select educational technology including customized lists of LMS features, a way of picking among those 305 features of a learning management system that you might want to solve the educational problems at your institution. This is the future of this technology.

Pick of the Month: August 2012

Jane Hart

… Social technologies have the potential to free up expertise trapped in departmental silos. August is typically a quiet month, but there have been plenty of good blog posts and articles around.

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Seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France, Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

analytics - richness of social networks but: processing is more marketing than cognitive so far (A/B testing) - and the tension between the individual and the collective plus: the ideology of reducing everything to numbers - education as technology - does big data explain or does it merely predict? - the absence of technology problems) - eg. Again these talks are all in French so my note-taking may be inaccurate in places.

Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Over time this sort of perception will be aided with technology, just as we are aided in visual recognition by glasses and telescopes and video monitors. Given a teaching resource - perhaps some sample code with instructions - it will take me maybe half an hour to learn the procedure. each learner will identify different regularities and different patterns, depending on their points of view.

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A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Organizations aren’t thinking about the ‘networked individual’ – the networking choices and patterns of individual Internet users. It''s better to mix topics, so dip and dab, to sample that which is interesting, and pass by that which isn''t.

Innogive Conference Panel Resources: Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread

Beth Kanter

focusing on how information consumption patterns are changing in light of these two technological developments. She is also the Membership Director at NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network.

Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank

Tony Karrer

Because lending assistants are familiar with the forum, they’ve found this to be an effective pattern. She set up sample questions with answers to provide context and initial categories for the questions. eLearning Technology.

Think anew, Act anew: Scenario Planning

Dave Snowden

Their reports of the sessions appeared to most of us, to confirm with the sample outcomes we had been shown rather than the spirited and diverse discussions we had engaged in. The diversity of participants in the process is also an issue and there are inherent dangers of pattern entrainment in workshop processes. To do this we need technology. A small number of people in a workshop are too easily subject to pattern entrainment and cognitive bias.

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Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was trying to get them to spot fallacies by recognizing them, by seeing signs that would remind them of common patterns of argument. The xMOOC has a core content that everyone follows, while the cMOOC has a wide ranging network of content which people browse through and sample according to their own interests. Finally as the end of this interview, can you talk about technologies that will impact the development of MOOCs in the future?

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The ''collective'' aspect of social tagging basically comes from what the technology does. A technology recommender system was developed based on the principles of this model. The recommended learnss for each person all the tag assocciations they have done in the past, and then tries to match this pattern to all the different examples. Conclusions: these are three examples of NLP technologies that can be used in mass collaboration in eductaion.

It’s Like This… : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

And he immediately hit on an apparent paradox: how can universally available technology contribute to competitive differentiation? It is of course possible that the reduction is due to globalization which is itself a side-effect of the technology world but I think it is still too early to tell. Typically if you are an inventor and want to turn out a product from a factory, you contact them, give them your product specification and they produce a sample for you.

Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

Tony Karrer

However, there is a clause that causes a bit of concern: You may not impose any effective technological measures on the Work that restrict the ability of a recipient of the Work from You to exercise the rights granted to that recipient under the terms of the License. eLearning Technology. As part of the Big Question this month Open Content in Workplace Learning? , I’m exploring whether Open Content can be used by for-profit companies.

New York City Halts Teacher Bonus Program: Another Blow to.

Bob Sutton

Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. there are a a few studies that show a positive impact, but the weight of the evidence supports the historical pattern of no effects or negative effects.  Essentially then, you are taking a sample group who self-selected into the profession (and the particular institutions) based on the pre-existing incentive structure. Bob Sutton.