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Healthcare AI with Oracle Expert Suhas Uliyar

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In this deep dive, we take a fascinating look at how the artificial intelligence revolution is impacting patient care and medical professionals with Oracle AI expert Suhas Uliyar.  We explore how AI can help in many areas including the roles of: administration, scribes, insurance experts, and even as a digital doctor potentially providing a second pair of eyes on patient accounts.  Join us as we pull back the curtains on a fast-evolving revolution in healthcare AI. *I use generative AI to assist in all my work. ************************************************************************ Kevin Benedict Futurist at TCS View my profile on LinkedIn Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict Join the Linkedin Group Digital Intelligence ***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

The Evolution of IoT, Digital Twins and AI with Rob Tiffany

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Dive into the future of IoT, AI, and Digital Twins with Rob Tiffany, an expert in digital innovation. As VP and Chief Product Officer at Red Bison, former US Navy submariner, and a seasoned keynote speaker, author, and podcast host, Rob offers unparalleled insights drawn from his rich background in technology and services. In this episode, Rob doesn't just forecast technology trends; he shares his Super Bowl predictions and favorite snacks for the big game. It's a unique blend of expertise and entertainment you won't want to miss.  Join us for a session where cutting-edge technology meets everyday excitement with Rob Tiffany. *I use generative AI to assist in all my work. ************************************************************************ Kevin Benedict Futurist at TCS View my profile on LinkedIn Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict Join the Linkedin Group Digital Intelligence ***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough

The Evolution and Future of Information Dissemination

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The history of human communication is marked by groundbreaking technological innovations that have reshaped societies. Among these, there are two in particular that stand out, the invention of the printing press in the 15th century and the rise of the digital age in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. These eras, while centuries apart, share a common thread in their transformative impact on the dissemination of information and the societal implications that followed. The advent of Johannes Gutenberg's printing press in the mid-1400s revolutionized the spread of knowledge. It broke the stranglehold of the elite on information dissemination, democratizing knowledge in a way that was previously unimaginable. This democratization played a crucial role in significant historical movements, most notably the Reformation, which saw a profound shift in religious and political power dynamics and the scientific revolution. The printing press not only facilitated the widespread challenge to

Ideation Equals Progress: Navigating the Future through Collective Ingenuity

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The label of an 'idea factory' bestowed upon our TCS Future of Business team is not just a compliment; it's a testament to the power of innovative thinking that has historically shaped civilizations and will continue to mold our future. Every monumental leap, from the pyramids of Egypt to the digital revolution, began as a mere idea. Ideas are the seeds of progress, be it sending astronauts to the Moon or deploying AI to solve climate change. During a recent interaction with executives, one asked, "What new ideas are you bringing to the table?" This is the modern Socratic question. It echoes the inquiries that led to great historical discoveries, whether in the ancient Agora or the Renaissance courts.  Futurist Gerd Leonhard's words resonate profoundly: "Idea evolution is like biological evolution on steroids." In our digital era, ideas metamorphose at a dizzying pace, propelled by the collective intelligence accessible through the internet. As Frank

Using Physics to Understand the Future

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"While there can be surprise technological and market disruptions, classical Newtonian mechanical physics’ suggestions that trajectories are the flight paths determined by mass positioning, direction, and momentum as a function of time can help us make accurate predictions." ~ Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld & Steven Tian As a writer, I appreciate gifts of inspiration.  Reading the above quote set my mind off this morning.  It is so true! As a futurist we are always studying trends, innovations and developments, and then searching for signals that will inform us about the "trajectories," each of them will follow.  Using Newtonian mechanical physics as helpful metaphors to understand directions and how much inertia a trend has, how fast it is changing, and how much resistance it might face are all useful considerations. I have had the pleasure over the last year to meet with the leadership teams of many large companies around the world to talk about the future.  Bringing a

Mastering the Art of Decision-Making:Navigating Complexity and Speed in Modern Leadership

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In today's rapidly changing leadership landscape, the ability to understand and execute good decisions quickly has evolved from a skill to a critical necessity. Leaders are now compelled to adopt a formalized approach to decision-making, anchored in an efficiently optimized information logistics system. This system is essential for the swift flow of vital information - encompassing its capture, transmission, analysis, and reporting. Any hindrance in this flow can significantly impede a leader's ability to make timely decisions and act effectively, crucial components of the decision-action loop. The core of decision-making is a three-step process: comprehending the situation, making an informed decision, and executing an action that leads to the desired outcome. The emphasis on "effect" here is crucial. It signifies the variety of tactics that can achieve the same goal. For example, in home security, a dog's bark might be as effective as its bite in warding off int

The Convergence of Human Bias and AI in Shaping Our Future

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In his insightful book, "The Loop", NBC News technology correspondent Jacob Ward delves into a pressing issue of our times: the interplay between our evolutionary instincts, biases, and the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence (AI). Ward's analysis rings especially true for professionals grappling with the future of technology, information, and societal influence. Historically, our cognitive biases - those instinctual and learned shortcuts in decision-making - served as vital survival tools against threats like predators or enemy invasions. Today, these same mechanisms are being intricately woven into the fabric of AI systems, leading to a unique set of challenges. The AI algorithms, learning from our biases, begin to shape our choices in ways we scarcely notice. Consider how AI influences everyday decisions: from the food we consume to our political beliefs, or even the relationships we forge. Each interaction online - a tweet, a liked comment, a clicked link - be

A Futurist Pondering Biological vs. Digital Learning

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Every futurist I know seems to be emphasizing that the speed of change is accelerating. Are you hearing the same thing? Have you ever pondered why that might be the case? There are many reasons given including the famous phrase by Marc Andreessen, "Software is eating the world," so in this article we will touch on a few additional ones. Digital Automation and Change Let's start by considering a line of automated robots building vehicles on an assembly line. If the manufacturer needs to scale up and produce more vehicles they simply deploy more robots with all necessary best practices and instructions pre-loaded. There is no long recruitment, training, experience and probation period required. The robots are optimized on day one. This example represents an ability to introduce change much faster than in the past as digital automation provides far more agility. Knowledge Codification and Distribution Another reason change can be accelerated is that once institutional knowle

Launchpads and Convergences

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In my last article , I wrote about the concept of launchpad technologies and their ability to shape our future.  These are technologies that fit the following criteria: Broad Applicability: Technologies that can be applied across a wide range of industries and disciplines. Potential for Disruption: Technologies that challenge or revolutionize the existing way of doing things in significant areas (like communication, energy, transportation). Scalability: The potential to be scaled up efficiently and economically to serve large populations. Foundation for Further Innovation: A technology that serves as a foundation on which other technologies can be built. Addressing Fundamental Needs or Problems: Technologies that solve fundamental human problems or needs (like health, safety, communication). Interconnectivity: The ability to connect with and enhance existing technologies or infrastructures. Economic Viability: The potential for economic sustainability, profitability and with widespread

Launchpad Technologies

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In TCS's Future of Business team, we closely track over 350 trends, technologies and developments.  While all are interesting and important, not all of them will equally shape our future.  Some innovations are useful improvements, but have limited impact on human history.  Others, like the wheel, are force multipliers and have value and utility that extends over thousands of years and offer a wide range of uses.  I propose we call these highly impactful innovations, launchpad technologies, as they have a tendency to launch and support many additional technologies. How do we know if an emerging technology is going to be a low impact innovation, or a launchpad?  I propose we consider the following key attributes as criteria: Broad Applicability: Technologies that can be applied across a wide range of industries and disciplines are more likely to become launchpads. Potential for Disruption: Technologies that challenge or revolutionize the existing way of doing things in significant ar