I also know that there is a lot that I know which I could have been just fine without knowing.
I also know that I know a lot that is useful but not being put to use.
I also know that I know which is useful but not being put to use either due to cognitive laziness or fear of the unknown.
I also know that there is a lot that I don't know.
I also know that there is a lot to know that I don't know which I should know.
I also know that there is a lot…
Information travels fast and far than ever before, causing us all to fall victim to the ‘meme’ of the day. Big data, ML, and AI are examples of the recent memes in the digital enterprise context. Somewhat more recent is the ‘Decision Intelligence’ meme. Quite a few technology vendors have started positing themselves as ‘Decision Intelligence’ vendors regardless of whether or not they have anything to do with decision intelligence. Such vendors contrast their offerings with traditional BI offerings, and as they readily differ from such offerings, they automatically park themselves in the decision intelligence camp.
I will use the…
In Part 2, I captured the essence of the business environment shifts attributable to the pandemic, using the concept of an evolutionary profile. This part explores what should be the essential design requirements for a decision intelligence system, if it must deal with environmental shifts caused by events similar in evolutionary profile to COVID-19.
Rohit Jain provided insightful comments in helping me develop this article.
A Decision Intelligent (DI) system is an AI-powered multi-agent system nestled inside a business. It interacts with human agents — decision-makers, and action performers, as well as with other automated information systems.
The purpose of…
In an earlier article, I discussed how an AI agent can reduce the cognitive burden for a human when decision-making. This essay delves deeper into the how, discussing the role of context in an AI-powered decision intelligence system.
How often are our words taken out of context, and how often do we take others’ words out of context? And more importantly, how does it feel? Perhaps, as if the world barely understands us. On top of that, we may carry guilt or shame from the human imperfection of misunderstanding others.
Even when we overlook context, it seems context doesn’t overlook…
This blog is part 2 of a multipart series that examines the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the future direction of the business in general and then draws vital lessons from it to guide the better design of decision intelligence systems for the fast-evolving digital economy. In Part 1, we reviewed eight key signals that portend the future of business. This part analyzes these signals to guide strategic shifts required by the business to develop the best response.
Let us begin with a recap of 8 signals reviewed in Part 1, organized along five evolutionary dimensions of a business, namely…
(This is a multipart blog that examines the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the future direction of the business in general and then draws key lessons from it to guide the better design of decision intelligence systems for the fast-evolving digital economy. Part-1 reviews 8 key signals that portend the future of business.)
In every situation, there is always something to learn — if we are open to it. Then there are rare and unique situations where there is so much to reflect upon, learn, and assimilate, it would be pitiful not to rise up to the occasion. …
“Think before you act” is a popular adage — it implies that thinking is desirable, action is mandatory, and most of us don’t think before acting.
Yet thinking comes naturally to us humans, so are there cases in which we have an aversion to it? If so, and we assume thinking is indeed a desirable prerequisite, wouldn’t it be wonderful if somebody could think on our behalf, while we simply act?
“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
― Thomas A. Edison
“The straight line, a respectable optical illusion which ruins many a man.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
All of us, without exception, would love to tame the future and tilt odds in our favor all the time. This lofty aspiration and our incessant effort toward making right choices is what sets us apart from animal species. Decision making is a basic cognitive process of human behavior. Far from perfect, our prowess for decision making stands exposed more than ever in the hyper connected and rapidly changing world we live in.
Let us admit it. We need help. Human cognition alone…
Not too long ago, big data craze was all over. “Big Data is the new oil,” it was proclaimed. If you tame and mine big data, you will have a definite edge over the competition. Inspired by this collective wisdom of the time, many rushed to amass swaths of data, dumped data into a data lake, and even made it available to users by sticking self-service BI interfaces.
This newfound capability was rolled out with much fanfare and with heightened expectations of business benefits. Shortly after, but before tangible business benefits started to come, murmurs of tongue in cheek warnings…
I am often asked by the curious, what do we actually mean by “wisdom out”. Is it just a marketing ploy or is there something more to it? How do we get wisdom out of data? And, what is this so-called wisdom good for, anyways?
In this article, I am sharing my thoughts on the concepts of data and wisdom in general, and how it inspired the architecture and foundation of diwo (“data in wisdom out”) platform, in particular.
Being the first employee of a new startup about three years back, I had the unique privilege of gazing into the…
Explorer of cognitive technologies that engage and work with humans in a harmonious way, and help them realize their creative potential.