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High-tech forecasters Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring explain that contemporary astute leaders are applying “narrow” artificial intelligent systems to turbocharge their firms’ processes. In this pragmatist’s guide to prodigious systems of intelligence – referred to as the “new machine” – the authors offer clear strategies for mining and refining data, today’s most valuable, enigmatic commodity. They see great promise in this Fourth Industrial Revolution. And, they say, companies that automate judiciously with an optimistic “instrument everything” attitude will take the lead. Their no-nonsense primer urges you – armed with an open mind, a sense of urgency and “your own lawn mower” – to step up to the challenge. getAbstract recommends the authors’ insights to investors, students, leaders, managers and anyone seeking a tactical and strategic overview to applying today’s AI to enhance profit.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How nascent “systems of intelligence” or “new machines” will do human tasks and open new opportunities,
  • How the AI revolution fits historical patterns, and
  • How to apply the “AHEAD” leadership strategy to use the bountiful new machine.
 

About the Authors

Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring work for Cognizant Technology Solutions and its Center for the Future of Work, which Roehrig founded and Pring leads. Frank is executive vice president at Cognizant. Roehrig is VP of Cognizant Digital. They also co-authored Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations Are Changing the Rules of Business.

 

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Artificial intelligence

The unfolding potential of artificial intelligence (AI) commands media attention and augurs great changes in business, education, health, energy, manufacturing, and other areas. AI probably already augments your world; soon it will enable new, virtual worlds within which people will work and play. As with previous industrial revolutions, the AI revolution heralds vast disruption, followed by a surge in economic and social prosperity. To benefit from this Fourth Industrial Revolution, take a pragmatic approach, not a theoretical one. Act now; lead with optimism and leverage the power of automation for your firm.

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    IVAN DARIO TORRES ACEVEDO 1 month ago
    Greatest summary! Here you can learn how to create new things on this New Era... I love it!
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    Gene WRIGHT 2 months ago
    This summary is a wonderful introduction to the world of AI. I was exposed and learned new terms such as "code halo" and how it creates a data gathering "Digital Twin". #GetLearning
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    Scott Smith 2 months ago
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