Artificial intelligence: The time to act is now | McKinsey & Company

Within AI, deep learning (DL) represents the area of greatest untapped potential. (For more information on AI categories, see sidebar, “The evolution of AI”). This technology relies on complex neural networks that process information using various architectures, comprised of layers and nodes, that approximate the functions of neurons in a brain. Each set of nodes […]

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs agreed on little

But both agreed that healthcare was ripe for disruption. That is still true, but the pace is slower than we envisioned a decade ago. One reason is the high cost of certification. Consumer-grade equipment produces interesting data for casual self-analysis. Producing data to be used in medical diagnoses requires greater confidence in the accuracy of […]

DevOps Changes Everything

…and DevOps changes nothing. I was holding off writing about DevOps because: I don’t work with customers who implemented it successfully. I have nothing new to offer. Both points are still true. There isn’t anything new to say about DevOps except that the hype machine is still in overdrive and the loop machine is wearing […]

Change Types

Introduction Changes to an IT production environment come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Industry practices have converged on types of that have served us well for several years as a starting point for discussion. However, they are insufficient and require further elaboration. Historically, these Change Types are: Standard: a pre-authorized change that is […]