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January 14, 2024

Monday's Musings: Trust In The Age of AI

Enter AI And The Real Fourth Industrial Revolution

Running out of ideas to inspire, a false fourth industrial revolution was coined by the World Economic Forum. The move to digitization and digital transformation was a necessary half-step to the move towards AI.  While some will now profess that the Fifth Industrial revolution is AI, AI is more exponential than the internet or the fake fourth industrial revolution.  The dawn of the fourth industrial revolution begins with AI. This Cognitive Era will be with us for decades to come

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January 13, 2024

Event Report: Rebuilding Trust - The 2024 Davos Agenda

The World Economic Forum's Four Themes Seek To Rebuild Trust

The 54th annual convening at Davos brings 2700 delegates from over 130 countries to officially attend the World Economic Forum’s event.  Meanwhile, an additional 5000 individuals join events around Davos in a series of programing known as UnDavos.  This year’s official Davos proceedings center on four main themes:

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December 27, 2023

Trends: Tech IPOs Will Come Back In 2024

Two Year IPO Drought Coming To An End

In 2023, only 148 companies completed an initial public offering (IPO). This was the worst year on record and followed a 15% decline from the number of IPO's in 2022, another disappointing year.  In 2023, ARM was the sole blockbuster tech IPO. 

After a brutal two years with a paucity of tech IPOs, the market is poised for a resurgence in 2024. 

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November 5, 2023

Ignorance of AI is no excuse

Is AI going to collide with privacy law? Technology neutral privacy law doesnt care how personal data comes to be held by a computer or a business. Those running network machine learning systems may be deemed to have collected inferred personal data and if so, must comply with privacy laws.

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October 3, 2023

Research Summary: The Urgent Case For A Chief AI Officer (CAIO)

\With artificial intelligence (AI) projects all the rage, organizations must make a strategic determination to create a new CxO role at least at a functional level if not at a title level.. This decision should not be made lightly, however. Although the chief AI officer (CAIO) role is critical to an organization’s success, the level of collaboration across business, IT, finance and operations, HR, and legal risk and compliance requires an unprecedented level of cooperation and orchestration.  Boards will also want to consider AI at the same level as CyberSecurity.

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August 26, 2023

Monday's Musings: Will Generative AI Drive Humanity Into The Dark Ages Of Knowledge?

Big Brains In AI Discuss The Risks of Generative AI At Reinvent Futures Event

On July 27th, 2023, almost 300 people gathered at Shack15 in the Ferry building in San Francisco to discuss the actual risks of Generative AI.  The event hosted by Reinvent Futures with Peter Leyden and Joe Boggio brought together the biggest minds on AI for an evening of deep discussion.