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AI May Soon Replace Even the Most Elite Consultants

Amazon’s Alexa just got a new job. In addition to her other 15,000 skills like playing music and telling knock-knock jokes, she can now also answer economic questions for clients of the Swiss global financial services company, UBS Group AG.<p>According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> (WSJ), a new …

Artificial Intelligence

How to use a password manager (and why you really should)

If for some cruel reason I was forced to rewrite that mid-‘90s viral essay / hit single “Wear Sunscreen,” I would replace the titular advice with a simple plea: use a password manager. Like sunscreen, it can be a hassle to apply, but it’s an easy way to stop yourself from getting burned.<p>The reasons …

Information Systems

The information age is over, welcome to the machine learning age

I first used a computer to do real work in 1985.<p>I was in college in the Twin Cities, and I remember using the DOS version of Word and later upgrading to the first version of Windows. People used to scoff at the massive gray machines in the computer lab, but secretly they suspected something was …

Artificial Intelligence

Half Of People Who Encounter Artificial Intelligence Don't Even Realize It

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer in the future. It’s not science fiction. It’s here. It’s now. It’s happening all around us, and actually has been for more years than most of us even know.<p>For the past two years, I’ve been writing about IBM’s Watson, Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and other …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Archetypes Found in Software Engineers

A colleague of mine recently shared a metaphor with me about two software engineer archetypes, “The Conjurer” and “The Scribe”<p><b>The Scribe</b><p>The Scribe is …