Wat is de ethische, moralistische, christelijke impact van nieuwe technologie?

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Het artikel: “Wat is de ethische, moralistische, christelijke impact van nieuwe technologie?”  is verschenen is de juni uitgave van: “De Banier” het ledenmagazine van de Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij (SGP) en is gepubliceerd onder de rubriek: “Politiek dichtbij” (pagina 24). Dit artikel is medio juni 2018 gepubliceerd.

Wat is de ethische, moralistische, christelijke impact van nieuwe technologie?

We leven in een tijd waar versnelde verandering het nieuwe, maar ook het enige constante lijkt. Nieuwe technologische ontwikkelingen gaan snel, zijn vaak positief, maar kunnen ook negatieve gevolgen hebben. Naast allerlei praktische, sociale, culturele en economische vragen komen ook steeds meer ethische dillema’s naar voren. Te denken valt aan: ‘designer babies’, de relatie tussen robots en mensen

en de impact van bijvoorbeeld ‘blockchain’ en ‘kunstmatige intelligentie’. Een gesprek met SGPlid en deskundige op het gebied van innovatie en nieuwe technologische ontwikkelingen Rick Bouter.

De versnelling van de rekenkracht in de technologie, gezien in een overzicht vanaf 1900 tot en met de verwachte ontwikkeling in het jaar 2100.

Zijn er in de technologische wereld mensen die ethisch nadenken over de gevolgen van deze negatieve ontwikkelingen? 

“Gelukkig wel! Mensen als Elon Musk, oprichter van niet de minste bedrijven als Tesla, Solar City, Space X en andere, of wijlen professor Steven Hawking hebben zich kritisch uitgesproken tegen specifieke technologie als kunstmatige intelligentie waarnaar Musk verwijst als ‘een onsterfelijke dictator’. Dichterbij huis noem ik prof. dr. Marc de Vries in zijn boek Technologie, overal om je heen. Moderne ontwikkelingen in christelijk perspectief. Maar ook de schrijvers van het boek Meer dan mensenkennis geven mooie inzichten. Ondanks deze positieve voorbeelden, denk ik dat er, gezien de snelheid van de ontwikkelingen te weinig kritische kenners uit onze achterban zijn.”

Hebben politici en bestuurders (binnen en buiten de SGP) voldoende verstand van zaken als het gaat om technologische ontwikkelingen? 

“Met alle respect voor de ongekende inzet en kennis die onze bestuurders
hebben, denk ik van niet. De situatie binnen én buiten onze achterban beziend, denk ik dat we niet op de goede weg zijn. Persoonlijk vind ik dat de innovatieen technologieagenda van Nederland te laag gepositioneerd wordt. Als we bijvoorbeeld kijken naar een stad als Amsterdam die een eigen Chief Technology Officer heeft (en vele andere functies op het gebied van innovatie), geeft dat een bepaalde focus en richting aan. De Verenigde Arabische Emiraten hebben bijvoorbeeld een minister van Kunstmatige Intelligentie. Dat geeft de relevantie van en de focus op het onderwerp aan. Binnen Nederland mis ik dit. Het onderwerp ‘innovatie’ hebben we onder het ministerie van Economische zaken gestopt. Een uitzondering op de onderwaardering is het initiatief Smart Industry. Dat heeft als ambitie dat Nederland in 2021 het flexibelste en het beste digitaal verbonden productienetwerk van Europa heeft.) Mijn mening is dat we, als Nederland competitief wil blijven, meer focus moeten leggen op technologische innovatie.”

Kan de Bijbel ons iets leren over dit onderwerp?

“Ik denk zeker dat de Bijbel ons genoeg te zeggen heeft over dit onderwerp. Dat geldt trouwens voor ieder mogelijk onderwerp waarmee we dagelijks in aanraking komen zowel privé als zakelijk. Persoonlijk denk ik dat we nuchter om mogen gaan met innovatie. Kennis, grondstoffen en intelligentie zijn door God gegeven. Wij mogen die middelen binnen de kaders van de Bijbel en onze grondwet ook gebruiken ten goede en tot opbouw van mens, bedrijf en maatschappij. Het wordt anders als technologische vooruitgang als een religie voor ons wordt, of als technologie onze kijk op Bijbelse normen en waarden verandert. God is nveranderlijk en dat moet centraal staan. Overigens is het nieuwe Babel al wel door Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) voorspeld. Heisenberg is iemand die we kennen als grondlegger van kwantumtechnologie. Heisenberg voorspelde toen al dat er een moment zou komen waarop de mens zijn invloed op technologie zou verliezen en waarop technologie zich zonder invloed van de mens onafhankelijk zou doorontwikkelen. Laten we zorgen dat technologie niet het volgende Babel wordt waarop we ons vertrouwen stellen en waar we vervolgens van afhankelijk zijn. Dat laatste is een zorg die zeker in onze de reformatorische gezindte alleen maar exponentieel zal toenemen.”

Wat zie je op landelijk, provinciaal en gemeentelijk niveau gebeuren omtrent innovatie en nieuwe technologie?

“Wat ik zie is dat overheden intern steeds beter begrijpen dat alles digitaal wordt. Overheden op de diverse niveaus zijn bezig met thema’s als ‘cloud’ en ‘digital workplace’. Een goede ontwikkeling want om innovatie te stimuleren, is het verstandig om de positieve impact ervan te gebruiken. Laat me aan de andere kant ook duidelijk zijn dat technologie voor eigen gebruik iets totaal anders is dan een overheid (zowel landelijke als plaatselijk) die mij als burger en bedrijf faciliteert door wetgeving, subsidies en initiatieven om competitief te zijn tegen concurrentie van binnen- en buitenland. Dit mag mijns inziens méér gebeuren en ik denk dat die terughoudendheid ook en voornamelijk komt door onkunde en onwetendheid. Dat is geen kritiek, want ik heb onze bestuurders hoog zitten, maar hier kunnen we ze wel bij helpen. Dat is dan ook ons plan.”

Welke aanbevelingen wil je (lokale) SGP-politici en bestuurders meegeven als het gaat over deze thematiek?

“Informeren, inspireren en experimenteren. Laat je als bestuurder informeren: zorg dat je goed beslagen ten ijs komt. Laat je inspireren: laat je ook verbazen over de ongekende impact en mogelijkheden van technologie. Ga ook experimenteren: ga het experiment aan met andere politici of met plaatselijke bedrijven om samen op te trekken om de impact van een technologie echt te begrijpen. Op deze manieren denk ik dat we ook op innovatief en technologisch vlak een betere agenda kunnen maken. De juiste dingen doen, maar ook de dingen juist doen. Natuurlijk snap ik dat je als bestuurder niet in alle domeinen goed onderlegd kunt zijn. Maar daarom is het juist belangrijk dat we niet onze ogen sluiten voor bepaalde thema’s, maar onderzoek doen en onszelf laten informeren van de ongekende mogelijkheden van technologie. Dat is ook belangrijk om onszelf te kunnen wapenen tegen de negatieve kanten ervan en de slechte invloed op het gebied van ethiek en religie.”

“ Informeren, inspireren en experimenteren.”

Aankondiging denktank Techthics
Om de in het interview genoemde redenen is het idee opgevat om een denktank op te richten, “Techthics” genaamd.

“Techthics, onze bijdrage aan de discussie over technologie, ethiek & religie”

Tot de denktank behoren:

  • Experts uit het technologisch veld, voor wie innovatie tot een van de dagelijkse  werkzaamheden behoort.
  • Voorvechters voor het behoud en de borging van ethiek als religieus geëngageerd
  • Betrokken personen, als ook politici van zowel landelijk als lokaal niveau

Een afvaardiging van deze denktank zal jaarlijks tweemaal een kort ‘Point of View’ brengen waarin een technologisch thema geduid wordt en de impact wordt bepaald door mensen met diverse expertisen. Het doel van Techthics is het kritisch bezinnen op en het formuleren van een visie op de invloed van nieuwe technologie en innovatie op het gebied van ethiek en religie. Dit kan een thuishaven zijn voor constructieve gesprekken omtrent technologie en een kennispoort voor landelijke en plaatselijke politici.

Contact met geïnteresseerden
We zijn nog opzoek naar geïnteresseerden die willen meedenken over dit thema. Voor hen en ook voor geïnteresseerden naar de bevindingen van de denktank is er de contactmogelijkheid via de e-mail. Neem contact met ons op via de bestuurdersvereniging: bsv@sgp.nl.

*Wil je meer informatie over dit initiatief of wil je hier aan bijdragen kun je contact opnemen met info@techthics.nl

PWC: 2018 Artificial Intelligence predictions

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2018 Artificial Intelligence predictions

8 insights to shape business strategy

PWC: “Here’s some actionable advice on artificial intelligence (AI), that you can use today: If someone says they know exactly what AI will look like and
do in 10 years, smile politely, then change the subject or walk away.”

 

Emerging technology topics to write about

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As you might know I write about a variety on technology topics. From Innovation in general & Digital Transformation journeys on the one side to Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence & Robotics on the other sides. That is also where my interests takes me. How to benefit specific new technological trends that are knocking on our door. But also, how to create a sustainable innovation environment to accelerate your innovation and create competative advantage and the journey towards it.

What items are you looking for or do you want to see covered on my blog? If the right answer is not in the poll, feel free to comment below.

Happy innovating,

Digital Transformation: The paradigm shift towards business as usual

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Where back in the days technology, techies, were seen as weird people which every office needed for I(C)T development and maintance, this view has changes. We are now looking with respect to all kinds of self-made technology billionars of Sillicon Valley. Compared to the pre 2000’s, technology is a hot topic. There is a lot of noise around different elements and types of new technology. Whether we talk about 3D-printing, Augmented Reality, Big Data, Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, (SMAC) + Internet of Things (SMACT), Wireless Power, Robotics, Computer brain interfaces, Human Augmentation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Customer Experience (DCX), all these topics are in the marketing buzz machines of big industrial leaders or even made on kitchentables by (as Chris Anderson called them) the makers of these days. Lets deepdive in the topic Digital Transformation:

  • “What is Digital Transformation?”
  • “How can I use Digital Transformation in my advantage?”
  • “How to implement a Digital Transformation Strategy”
  • “How can I offer solutions that serves the client/ customer need in 2020?”
  • “What is the relation between Digital Transformation & Digital Customer Experience?”

If you ask me:

“Digital Transformation is the collective noun of the movement which intertwine the physical and digital world to better determine client, customer and target audience needs to deliver excellent products & services with an excellent digital experience by the use of new technology.”

The reason  why I come up with this definition is as follows. Every company exist because it delivers some sort of value, in some sort of way, to some sort of audience. A lot of ‘some sorts’, you might say, and, you are right. But does your company knows, why they deliver what to whom? If you are thinking, on one of those point above I have know idea what I am doing, keep on reading. If you do this already, congratiulations, keep that position. On the other hand, who says that you are doing this already? You, or your client? That is right, keep on reading as well.

Digital Transformation refers to the use of digital tools, new technology to better define customer needs. When companies can define customer/ client needs in a better way, they can provide a better solution. A better solution, whether it is a product or service. Defining customer needs has always been the key activity in marketing. And, even this core activity has changed to ‘hang out’ on digital for some brands, defining needs is key. Because delivering what your audience need is the reason why you exist as a company. To build upon that, customers are getting more and more familiar with digital concepts. Adoption of new technology is increasing by wearable technology and so there is a shift of channel choise on the client side. For that reason companies should make sure that they deliver in the new JIT methode. In the right channel, on the right time, delivering the right solution for the customer need. That it, bottomline, what every new technology is about. Increasing your company to identify B2C/ B2B needs to provide them with better solutions.

The Guardians ‘s Howard King describes in his article called: “What is digital transformation?”  three key drivers of transformation:

“There are three key drivers of transformation: changing consumer demand, changing technology and changing competition. These, of course, are an ecosystem and it is always a convergence of factors that brings about changes in a market.”

There is no such thing as disruption

There is no such thing as overall disruption. The only thing we see today in different market segments all over the world is that companies deliver their belief in a different way then they used to deliver. The Digital way. The reason for this is, that they need to… Customers, clients and target audience groups can no longer be found in traditional channels. Therefor, companies need to change the way they deliver their reason of existance in other, non traditional, channels. And that relates also to another topic where a lot of people are thinking about these days: Digital Customer Experience (DCX).

But, even is Digital Tormation as a fall of business as usual, it tells us something else: “Digital Transformation: The paradigm shift towards business as usual”

Adapt or Die

And that, that is what I call: Digital Transformation. For that reason I will give you the same advice as my Sogeti ViNT colleagues. Design To Disrupt.

“Are you the one who is going to disrupt, or are you going to be disrupted?”

Here is the complete article on Slideshare

This is my point of view on Digital Transformation, now lets see how you can improve your digital journey!

Digital Transformation Strategy Review

Are you interested in the topic: Digital Transformation and how it impacts business and strategy? Take a look at the: “Digital Transformation Strategy Review” community on LinkedIn.

Kevin Ashton, the man, the legend who brought us the Internet of Things

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What started as a business issue, resulted in one of the most impactfull technology trends we are known with today, the Internet of Things. But what is it and who invented this term? In this article a few insights on What IoT is, and who the brain behind this vision is. If we look to the founding father of the definition: “The Internet of Things” we see Kevin Ashton. Ashton, a visionary mind who took the opportunity to change the world as we know it today. The man who changed our vision on the intertwining of physical and digital worlds. And it all started with lipstick.

Kevin Ashton

When I wrote my final thesis on the Internet of Things back in early 2013s had the privalige to interview Ashton on this topic. His idea on IoT and the further research I did resulted into my definition of IoT:

“Internet of Things (IoT) refer to the collective noun for the general idea to connect the physical to the digital via embedded technology. To receive data from all kind of smart objects from the past, the current and the future to communicate and sense or interact with their internal state or the external environment to simplify and facilitate human life, improve business processes, reduce costs and risks and raise efficiency.“ – Rick Bouter

After Cisco had a conversation with Ashton they made a small summary & infographic of his life which you can find below: “It all started with lipstick. A particularly popular color of Oil of Olay lipstick that Kevin Ashton had been pushing as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble was perpetually out of stock. He decided to find out why, and found holes in data about the supply chain that eventually led him to drive the early deployment of RFID chips on inventory. Asked by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to start a group — the Auto-ID Center — that would research RFID technology, he found a way to talk about RFID to a less-than-computer-savvy crowd – by coining the phrase the Internet of Things or IoT. Ashton exploded the Auto-ID Center it into an international lab with 103 sponsors. After helping found a few startups, he’s “retired” into writing, with his first book, How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery, due out in January.” Listen to the full podcast here! Cisco Newsroom

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Bouter, Rick, “Internet of Things: for business and beyond (1/2)”, Sogeti ViNT, September 25th, 2013

Many, Kevin, “Kevin Ashton, Father of the Internet of Things & Network Trailblazer“, Cisco Newsroom, December 8th, 2014

Some thoughts on: Artificial Intelligence (AI) – could spell the end of the human race

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Last week I published an article called: “Stephan Hawking: “Artificial Intelligence (AI)” – could spell the end of the human race” Below an overview of three articles on AI whith some of them building upon Stephan Hawking’s statement on AI: “Artificial Intelligence (AI) – could spell the end of the human race”

 

Wearing Your Intelligence: How to Apply Artificial Intelligence in Wearables and IoT – appeared on Wired.com

“Wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) may give the impression that it’s all about the sensors, hardware, communication middleware, network and data but the real value (and company valuation) is in insights. In this article, we explore artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that are becoming indispensable tools for insights, views on AI, and a practical playbook on how to make AI part of your organization’s core, defensible strategy.

First Definitions

Before we proceed, let’s first define the terms. Otherwise, we risk commingling marketing terms like “Big Data” and not addressing the actual fields.

Artificial Intelligence: The field of artificial intelligence is the study and design of intelligent agents able to perform tasks that require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, and decision-making. In order to pass the Turing test, intelligence must be able to reason, represent knowledge, plan, learn, communicate in natural language and integrate all these skills towards a common goal.

Machine Learning: The subfield of machine learning grew out of the effort of building artificial intelligence. Under the “learning” trait of AI, machine learning is the subfield that learns and adapts automatically through experience. It focuses on prediction, based on known properties learned from the training data. The origin of machine learning can be traced back to the development of neural network model and later to the decision tree method. Supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms are used to predict the outcome based on the data.”

 

Sure, Artificial Intelligence May End Our World, But That Is Not the Main Problem – appeared on Wired.com

“The robots will rise, we’re told. The machines will assume control. For decades we have heard these warnings and fears about artificial intelligence taking over and ending humankind.

Such scenarios are not only currency in Hollywood but increasingly find supporters in science and philosophy. For example, Ray Kurzweil wrote that the exponential growth of AI will lead to a technological singularity, a point when machine intelligence will overpower human intelligence. Some think this is the end of the world; others see more positive possibilities. For example, Nick Bostrom thinks that a superintelligence could help us solve issues such as disease, poverty, and environmental destruction, and could help us to “enhance” ourselves.

On Tuesday, leading scientist Stephen Hawking joined the ranks of the singularity prophets, especially the darker ones, as he told the BBC that “the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” He argues that humans could not compete with an AI which would re-design itself and reach an intelligence that would surpass that of humans.

The problem with such scenarios is not that they are necessarily false—who can predict the future?—or that it does not make sense to reflect on science fiction scenarios. The latter is even mandatory, I think, if we are to better understand and evaluate current technologies. It is important to flesh out the philosophical issues at stake in such scenarios and explore our fears in order to find out what we value most.”

 

Artificial intelligence is here—and it’s nothing to fear (yet) – appeared on qz.com

“Just this week, the world’s most famous living physicist, Stephen Hawking, laid out his worries about artificial intelligence: “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” he told the BBC. In October, Elon Musk delivered much the same message, warning that “we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I had to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that.”

 “Yet efforts to develop artificial intelligence (AI) continue apace, with all the major (and even many minor) computer science research and development facilities devoting time, energy, and money to making computers behave like humans. Some of them are succeeding: Machines can now understand humans, speak with them, learn from them, and write like them. They will make some jobs obsolete and others easier. But they aren’t—yet—out to get us.”
What do you think?

 

Internet of Things: Revealing the secrets of your customer needs

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This article originally appeared on Capgemini ‘s: “Capping IT off” blog

A future where we have more interaction with our devices then with our beloved ones? Not that I am looking forward to a future where we are more in contact with our devices then the people we love but… Imagine what insights we will have about human life, the city around us and the world we live upon.  We are trying to track these summed up items already. Just think about movements such as the quantified self, smart cities and so on. Wearable technology around, upon and in us are measuring all kinds of things we do. Cities full of sensors sensing the way people live and how to build a smart system around our lives. The reason why I ask you the question is because devices tell us more than you might think. When we translate these devices into business perspective we are going to see whole other of the customer- and client we ones knew.

“Traditional industry drivers are struggling to hold their Fortune 500 position by not knowing how to really step into the world of the Internet of Things.”

 To really understand our customers & clients we need actionable insights. Even if the IoT is ‘the insight’ promise we all waited for, you might think it is not that easy. On the one hand you are right, on the other hand you are not. The data all these connected objects and devices are giving you about your company, business processes or clients are need to be actionable. If you cannot make data actionable you can have silos full of data but it will not make any sense. To make the data actionable you need a few different elements.
  1. You need devices that monitor the inner state or external environment of the process you want to steer on.
  2. The next step is to collect and store the generated data in the cloud. The cloud is scalable, flexible, it reduces costs on your own technology infrastructure, improved accessibility and so on.
  3. After you have collect and stored the data you need to analyze it. When you analyze the collected data with specialized tools you will find out patterns and you can analyze every relation you want.
  4. Now the data has been analyzed you have actionable data about the inner state or external environment of the object you let sense
So to sum up: Generate it, distribute it, store it, analyze it, make it actionable and create insights where you can, and want to steer on to reach your business goals.And, that is what the future will be like…When re-thing the position of traditional successful companies we talked about at the start of this article it made me think. Let us think the complete opposite of a traditional company who is struggling with IoT and ask an Internet of Things start-up why it does what it does and how they are reacting on today’s market changes.For that reason I had a conversation with Steve Sanders, Director of Strategic Alliances of Buddy Platform, Inc. Buddy just has launched its new platform and I talked with Sanders on how customers of Buddy benefit of their new platform and why companies should enter the era of Internet of Things.

1. Buddy Launches New Platform today, what is it about?
Buddy Platform, Inc., has launched its new platform that hosts and manages data generated by any connected device, enabling measurement of a device from the moment it’s turned on throughout its entire lifecycle. This data, often referred to as “telemetry data,” conveys information about the performance and usage of the device, and is now accessible from any common BI tool.

2. What does this mean for Buddy’s customers?
By giving product management, engineering and support teams access to this data, and the insights that are derived from it, organizations can dramatically increase their ability to build better products and support the customers of these products in-market.

3. Why should companies step into the noisy Internet of Things technology?
Quote from Sanders:

“‘Things’ can tell you a lot about your processes. Obviously, not every company can benefit from Thingification, but many will. Ultimately, not enabling electronics, machinery, automobiles, aircraft, etc. to tell their story will be a mistake.”

 4. Why is it so important for organizations to provide, collect and analyze data?
Organizations that fail to leverage device data are flying blind. Getting IoT data into the right hands, at the right time, then doing the right things with it, can be the difference between success and failure for many business units or businesses.5. How can Buddy help them with that?
Buddy works by hosting a series of regionally sandboxed, global Buddy API endpoints to which devices can send their raw telemetry data. This data is pushed into a secure storage infrastructure called BuddyVault, whereupon it is then managed, queried and exposed back to the customer in any form they wish with BuddyView. This may take the form of integrations into common business intelligence tools, or as raw APIs that can be plugged into any customer or M2M scenario.With the addition of a few lines of code, the Buddy Platform offers the lowest overhead solution for extracting telemetry data from a device, and can make an unprecedented amount of device performance data broadly accessible to an organization, including:
  • How is this device being used? Is it performing like we designed it to, is it working as expected?
  • What error codes is my device reporting, and how is that affecting the customer experience?
  • How many of my devices are being used?
  • Where are they?
  • When are they used and how often?
  • Are they on or off?
  • How are my devices communicating with one another? If not, what’s not working?
  • How are my devices performing with connected ecosystems like smart homes or industrial infrastructure?
6. What tip you would you have for companies which wants to start in the Internet of Things segment?
Work with consultants and software vendors that are willing to “play nice” with one another, and are focused on your solution’s success as the ultimate prize.  Buddy’s CEO David McLauchlan Quote:

“Now that devices as varied as door locks, light bulbs, kiosks and cars are all becoming connected, there’s a huge amount of data that can give manufacturers exactly the information they need to support and improve their products.”

 said David McLauchlan, CEO of Buddy Platform, Inc.

“Device manufacturers are not cloud infrastructure companies. They’ve built technology into their products to control the device, but haven’t built the infrastructure to access and use the device’s telemetry data to improve the product and delight customers. Buddy makes it fast and easy to access those insights and immediately understand more deeply how customers are using these kinds of IoT devices.”

continued McLauchlan.To finish this article I would like to take you to a quote from Buddy Platform Inc. its website: Devices have a story to tell. Are you listening?” When we start listening to the devices, what they see, what they hear, what they sense, we are able to get a more and more 360 degree view of our business processes and customers. And when we really know what is going on, we can really steer on situations, processes and customer needs. When we have that we can provide everything IoT has promised us…

Stephan Hawking: “Artificial Intelligence (AI) – could spell the end of the human race”

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Today I read an article on LinkedIn called: “Artificial Intelligence, Over Engineering, Zombie-Filled Planet” and was written by Sramana Mitra

What is Artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence (AI) is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software. It is an academic field of study which studies the goal of creating intelligence. (According to Wikipedia)

For the reason I found two video’s in the article very interesting I posted them for you below to watch:

The first insight was delivered by proffessor Stephen Hawking. Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of A Brief History of Time

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The second insight video is by Tesla’s Elon Musk

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Do you agree with Hawkins and Musk?

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Signature Stephan Hawking

Signature Elon Musk

A business model for the Internet of Things for every CXO

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A business model for the Internet of Things for every CXO

Internet of Things: Keeping the ‘things’ relevant

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This blog originally appeared on Sogeti’s technology trendlab called ViNT – Vision Inspiration Navigating Trends

When the Internet of Things arrives in massive volumes we have to review our definition of Big Data. The reason why to review this definition? A massive amount of people, animals, processes and things will be connected to the internet.

A very good question in this stadium is: “What kind of ‘things’ should be connected to make our life easier and our business processes more valuable? For example, Cisco is using the marketing buzzword, Internet of Everything. But when we look to this word in combination to relevance it is not covering the meaning of the phenomenon Internet of Things.

In my eyes, Internet of Things is about adding meaningful scenarios to our lives. Scenarios which will make our lives easier and more efficient. That is when we talk about individuals. When we talk about the industry, I think that every object that can add meaning and value to your company processes and strategy should be connected.

But now my point: “Not everything that can be connected, have to be connected.” To make lives easier, make processes more efficient and to reduce waste, it is not necessary to connect every ‘thing’ on the planet.

When we talk about Internet of Things (or however you would like to describe the phenomenon that people, things, objects and processes connect to each other and to the internet) we should think about adding meaningful scenarios to our lives and companies. When you, as an individual or as a company think about the Internet of Things and what you should connect, think about the following questions:

– “What insight do I really need to realize a future scenario that adds meaning to my company or business process?”

– “What kind of objects, people or other things should I connect to realize this information?”

– “How can these connected things add value that create competitive advantage?”