Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

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Artificial intelligence – and the potential that such intelligence could be a danger to humanity – has been a staple of literary and cinematic horror for decades. Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) featured a robot disguised as a young woman, who ended up toppling a city, a theme most recently captured in the remake of Battlestar Galactica […]

From Data to Wisdom

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Much is made today of the possible wisdom to be gleaned from a wealth of available data. I am one of those who, through experience, believe this to be true. However, there are a couple steps necessary to achieve wisdom from data. Knowledge from information leads to action and when actions are repeated enough, organizations […]

Chaos and Confusion

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I have worked as an IT consultant for nearly 20 years and at the beginning of my career a mentor said to me “Chaos and Confusion is the environment we work in”.  Our job is to bring sane practical perspectives to address the hype surrounding new IT tools and projects.  This practical perspective sometimes conflicts […]

Ontology for Fun and Profit

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The IT sector is notable for coming up with unique job titles – from the various C permutations – CIO, CTO, CDO, etc. – to Test Wranglers, Scrum Masters and UX Designers. One that you’re likely to start hearing more about is the title of Ontologist. While this sounds like it could be something more […]