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AI ethics (1) Machine Ethics and Artificial Moral Agents

AI ethics

Time for us to consider AI ethics, not just AI developments. Continuing our focus on themes that emerged at recent Data Leaders Summit, let us consider the AI ethics problems posed by this developing capability. This builds upon our recent post about the emergence of Product Manager roles within Data Science teams. Another key theme at that event, was the need for Data & AI Ethics. A debate on this.. Read More

AI misdescription and real world applications from Asia

AI misdescription

In between blogging, from the two events I recommended, let’s return to the challenge of AI misdescription. As I shared in my review of Tony Boobier’s new book, he calls out the problem of mis-labelled AI. That is analytics or even BI applications being called AI, mainly because it is fashionable. Below, Tony returns as a guest blogger, to not only confirm that this is still the case, but also.. Read More

Sharing takeaways from the Rise of AI conference, Berlin 2018

Rise of AI conference 2018

Building on the lessons we learnt from Tony Boobier’s book on AI & work, let’s hear more about the Rise of AI. At the start of a month when I will be chairing and attending events, I was delighted to receive Francesco Corea‘s debrief. In this post, he shares his learning journey while attending the Rise of AI conference in Berlin. Francesco has shared before his overview of the InsurTech.. Read More

The future of AI and your working life – start planning

future of AI

The future of AI & threat to our jobs is a popular topic for news recently. But here is a positively helpful book to help you respond. Unlike so much that is written on this topic, Tony Boobier‘s latest book focusses on a positive response. It also investigates the implications of AI at a deeper level than most analysis. Whilst many books have been written that focus on explaining AI,.. Read More

Divided opinion & common themes, on applying AI, from #FSFConference

Yesterday morning, I had the pleasure of joining (maybe almost 100) FS leaders to talk about AI. The event was the annual members conference of the Financial Services Forum. Held at the BT Centre in London, it was a great opportunity to hear from both futurologists & practitioner leaders. What interested me at this event was both the different emphasis (almost to the level of divided opinion), as well as.. Read More

5 tips, to spot the AI jobs you should avoid, in 2018

As we focus more on Data Science this month, let’s consider AI jobs. There has been much media debate on whether or not the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will take away jobs or create new ones. Pessimists & optimists have battled it out, all the way from the uniformed to the late great Prof Stephen Hawking. So, to shed some light, on the topic of AI jobs, and considerations.. Read More

Why automating IoT needs rule elicitation, not just Data Science

Focusing on how to design & develop your teams, this month, reminded me of rule elicitation work I did over 20 years ago. We have previously focussed on the breadth of skills, including different technical skills, needed within an analytics team. As well as the modern passion for new role titles (Data Engineer, Data Journalist etc), it can be worth learning from the past. Back in the early 1990s, I.. Read More