Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In thinking about this question over the last few years, I started to notice that a number of subtle, non-intuitive concepts that I learned many years ago as a physics student seem to apply to the world of big data and information-based predictions in highly complex systems. So is the world of highly complex systems , especially those systems whose components and interrelationships are themselves quite complex, as is the case with systems biology and evolution. .

Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the first week of October I participated in a Cognitive Systems Colloquium hosted by IBM at its Thomas J. These systems will learn and interact to provide expert assistance to scientists, engineers, lawyers, and other professionals in a fraction of the time it now takes.” .

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Grimmelman non search neutrality

David Weinberger

James Grimmelmann, whose writing on the Google Books settlement I’ve found helpful, has written an article about the incoherence of the concept of “search neutrality&# — “the idea that search engines should be legally required to exercise some form of even-handed treatment of the websites they rank. &# (He blogs about it here.) And too much transparency allows spammers to game the system.

Continuing Education and Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

In my LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , I point out several ways that you can search for experts who might help you. But I did a quick search for things like LMS and continuing education and didn't really come up with people who I thought would be able to help. One of our colleagues came to me with a particular challenge, and I'm not sure I have a good answer, nor do I know specifically how to go about finding an answer.

Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integrators

Martijn Linssen

Still, the quest continues, and this post contains the same calculations for the classical system integrators: Accenture, Capgemini, Logica and Atos Origin. For now, I think youll just feel bad for the poor system integrators - or at least their employees? Business or Pleasure? -

The MIT Systems Thinking Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently participated in MIT’s 2010 Systems Thinking Conference for Contemporary Challenges. This annual conference is sponsored by Systems Design and Management (SDM) - an interdisciplinary program between MIT’s School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management. The SDM program aims to provide mid-career professionals with a systems perspective that will help them address and solve large-scale, global, complex challenges.

Reduce Searching Start Talking

Tony Karrer

I just saw When Knowledge Management Hurts … Professors Martine Haas from the Wharton School and Morten Hansen from INSEAD , for example, examined the use of internal knowledge systems by teams of consultants in one of the big four accountancy firms trying to win sales bids. The research would seem to suggest that it's more than just an uneasy feeling after searching, but the reality is that you likely are missing things.

The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similarly, the economic value of the Internet revolution can be described as reducing the cost of communications and of search, thus enabling us to easily find and access all kinds of information, - including documents, pictures, music and videos.

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Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similarly, the full impact of automobiles was not felt until the mid-20th century with the rise of suburbs, the Interstate Highway system, and the motels, restaurants and gas stations that sprung up all around them. In short, these systems are trained rather than programmed.”.

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On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.

Bob Sutton

Search. The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. 11 Books Every Leader Should Read » On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwicks Farewell Speech. Mind you we are not talking about a system full of failures.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These systems were optimized for simplicity and flexibility, and their graphical user interfaces led to many innovative applications, including the new web-based applications in the 1990s.

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[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

“In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Now people arrive through search. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about USA.gov. ” she asks. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly.

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It has been great for reducing the costs of searching, collaborating, and exchanging information… Overall, the Internet has enabled many positive changes - for those with access to it - but it has serious limitations for business and economic activity.”.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IT-enabled systems can deliver health-care services more efficiently on the scale required to support an aging population with multiple chronic problems. Last month, the McKinsey Global Institute published Ten IT-enabled business trends for the decade ahead.

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Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such a world, - with its large number and variety of components along with their intricate interrelationships, - exhibits all the properties of dynamic, complex systems, including unpredictable and counter-intuitive behaviors.

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The Evolution of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transaction costs are incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right people, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on.

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Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data is now being generated by just about everything and everybody around us, including the growing volume of online and offline transactions, web searches, social media interactions, billions of smart mobile devices and 10s of billions of IoT smart sensors.

The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And question-answering systems like IBM’s Watson are enabling us to solve increasingly complex problems. . “We’re Some of these ubiquitous robots will be used in search-and-rescue operations while others might help us fold the laundry.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data is now being generated by just about everything and everybody around us, including not only the growing volume of online and offline transactions, but also web searches, social media interactions, billions of smart mobile devices and 10s of billions of IoT smart sensors. .

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems. Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade.

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is the first time in human history that we have the ability to see enough about ourselves that we can hope to actually build social systems that work qualitatively better than the systems we’ve always had. On May 22 I attended the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given its intangible character, it’s not surprising that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) have in turn led to advances in the way we deal with money and payments, as well as with identity, trust and other key attributes of a well-functioning financial system.

Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transaction costs are incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right people, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on.

The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In this recently released excerpt , Kelly and Hamm point out that cognitive systems represent the third era in the history of computing. Since that time, analyzing or searching large amounts of information has become increasingly important and commonplace in a wide variety of disciplines.

Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

Beth Kanter

The ability to search effectively for information online and to be able to discern the quality and veracity of the information one finds and then communicate these findings well (referred to as digital literacy). This is a terrific presentation from Lee Raine from the Pew Internet and American Life Project that looks at the issue being “hyperconnected” or “over connected” to the web, mobile technologies and social media.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Importance of Empathy in Our Services-Centric, People-Oriented Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It gathered additional data through online surveys and partnered with Korn Ferry , - the world’s largest executive search firm, - which gave them access to data on almost 1,900 executives with a broad range of professional backgrounds. .

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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data is now being generated by just about everything and everybody around us, including web searches, social media interactions, financial transactions, mobile devices and IoT smart sensors.

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Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Technology and StrategyDesign has long played a major role in product innovation.

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What Should We Think of Machines that Think?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The study of the verification of the behavior of software systems is challenging and critical, and much progress has been made. Would the autonomous driving system put the pedal to the metal and drive at 300 mph while running over pedestrians?

The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a particularly serious problem when trying to use robots in the kind of general environment humans live in, as would be the case with transportation or search-and-rescue missions. .

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to Lewis-Kraus, Google achieved a quantum improvement in the quality of its machine translations when it recently switched to a new deep-learning-based system. As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds.

Reflections on Big Data, Data Science and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

CUSP’s research and educational programs are centered on urban informatics , - “the acquisition, integration, and analysis of data to understand and improve urban systems and quality of life.” Big Cities + Big Data and Bringing Urban Data to Life are prominently displayed in its website.

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Searching The "Small Here"

Steven Berlin Johnson

Search doesn't yet reflect those shifting definitions of where we are, the true radius of our interest. Yes, you can search a map at Google or Bing or on your iPhone--along with a thousand other directory sites. contains two search fields: "what" and "where."

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Is it a return to centralized computing , driven by the rising complexities, management costs and energy inefficiencies of distributed systems? The value of hybrid services depends on having human capabilities augmented by increasingly sophisticated ICT systems.” .

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transaction costs are a kind of friction incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right supply chain partners, establishing a trusted relationship, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on.

Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And at the core of Silicon Valley are certain self-mythologies and dictums: Everything is different now, data reigns supreme, today’s winners deserve to triumph because they are cleareyed enough to discard yesterday’s conventional wisdoms and search out the disruptive and the new.”.

Computing Beyond Moore’s Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, and as is often the case when it comes to highly complex systems, I find myself turning to biology as a source of inspiration, in particular, to evolutionary biology. Initially, we used these components to develop what in retrospect were not-very-powerful, stand-alone computer systems.

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List In Defense of Data Centrism John 0 comments Education System Dec 23 In the never ending search to know “what works,” we have a few choices. It takes frightening shocks to the system to shake our faith in such levers.

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The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the financial crisis around five years ago, we have been searching for answers to these very important questions. But, in his talk, Professor Autor presented three possible ways of framing the problem as we continue to search for potential solutions. .

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