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AI Decisions Impact Safety of Humans Beings

I can’t count how many times I have written about AI (artificial intelligence). But for this columns I will address it again in part, because you will be hearing about it for many years to come. The fact is there are many reasons why this is true. AI is changing the nature of the relationship between humans and machines, and that’s a heavy statement with a lot of consequences. It’s for this very reason I believe we need to focus on the question of ethics in autonomous and intelligent systems.

By |4/17/2019|

AVs: The Precipice of Change

There has been much discussion on what the U.S. Dept. of Transportation is doing to prepare our nation for autonomous vehicles and the future of transportation. Let’s take a step back. Autonomous vehicles represent a huge change in modern society. I think the shift is kind of like the shift from horse-driven carriages to motorized automobiles. Today, many of us are used to owning vehicles, driving them from point A to point B, usually alone.

By |4/10/2019|

5G & AV to Solve Driver Distraction?

Some people become advocates against distracted driving after tragedy strikes, my motivation was different. While I have not lost someone close to me as a result of distracted driving, I was in a car accident many years ago, and that moment gave me pause to think about what people are doing when they are driving.

By |4/1/2019|

Cobots and Human Productivity

There has been a lot written about robots replacing humans. But what we should be discussing is humans and how they will be working together with robots to create a better, more connected environment.

By |3/27/2019|

Enjoying A Career Milestone

Automation is turning industries and sectors upside-down. It’s not the first-time technology is changing the workforce in a drastic way, and it won’t be the last time, either. In this column, we are continuing our overarching discussion about automation and reskilling by focusing on how automation is affecting the nature of work in sectors like hospitality and retail.

By |3/20/2019|

Vertical Makeovers with Tech

Automation is turning industries and sectors upside-down. It’s not the first-time technology is changing the workforce in a drastic way, and it won’t be the last time, either. In this column, we are continuing our overarching discussion about automation and reskilling by focusing on how automation is affecting the nature of work in sectors like hospitality and retail.

By |3/13/2019|

Automation Leads to Slowdown?

I will bet there isn’t a person on the planet that hasn’t heard digitization and automation will displace some workers and that it will also create many new jobs. Everyone has an opinion on this topic. For this column let’s change the narrative just a bit and look at it from a few different perspectives.

By |3/6/2019|

Road to 5G Ignites AVs, Buildings, Cities, and More

Rapid connectivity via AV (autonomous vehicles) and the immense data transfer of speeds that will be experienced by 5G—unlike anything we’ve seen before—will change our lifestyles and our businesses. We will see people eating, sleeping, playing Fortnite, and even having sex (although it’s still illegal) in their EVs (electric vehicles). The proliferation of 5G—otherwise known as the fifth generation—will enable us to visualize, entertain, and augment new experiences in the not-so distance future through entirely new form factors changing the way we see, hear, and communicate. In fact, a new GSMA report estimates there will be 1.4 billion global 5G connections by 2025 accounting for more than 15% of the mobile market.And it goes without saying that at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 5G was all the buzz.

By |2/28/2019|

Why Inner Source Brings Value to Open

Open source. Inner source. How do the two compare? Do we recognize both the risks and the rewards? Open-source software, if not vetted properly, may pose certain security threats. Some smaller open-source projects, for instance, potentially do not do thorough security vetting, leaving code open to vulnerabilities.

By |2/27/2019|

American AI Initiative Opens Up Data

There is no question the United States is on a mission to preserve its role as a global leader in AI (artificial intelligence) adoption and innovation. Perhaps even more noteworthy is what this latest initiative has in common with past data-related initiatives? If you watched the 2019 State of the Union address a couple of weeks ago, you heard President Trump say he’s eager to work with Congress to invest in “cutting edge industries of the future.”

By |2/20/2019|