What can or can´t AI do?

Greetings from Rome. For two days now, I have observed how restaurants entice people to eat in their establishment. Waiters and waitresses using their charm, wits and sales skills. All based on human connection. Could an AI or robot ever do that? 

I wrote about it before. A blog titled “Deep work, mastery and arts are the future of humanity”.  However if you look at todays topics, such as AI tools for innovators, ESG, digital transformation not working, blockchain, digital twinning, beyond low code platforms, IoT, smart factories and capturing the potential of AI,  you wonder…..

Have a great weekend.

The Top AI Tools for Innovators in 2024

https://www.innovationleader.com/thought-leadership/top-ai-tools-for-innovators-in-2024/?

As innovators, we can sense that the latest AI wave is different from past hype cycles. A decade ago, it was obvious that AI was an ideal technology to automate any skill that could be heuristically defined. But GenAI is different! It can generate ideas at a rapid clip and seemingly beats humans at creativity.

Organisations Must Build ESG Into Digital Transformations

https://technologymagazine.com/articles/organisations-must-build-esg-into-digital-transformations

With companies expected to undergo digital transformation within the next year, ensuring sustainability objectives are built into these strategies is key

Digital Transformation Not Working? Here’s a Five-Point Plan That Can Help

https://gigaom.com/2024/02/29/digital-transformation-not-working-heres-a-five-point-plan-that-can-help/

The problem is not the tech, it’s the complexity of the problem, plus the denialism that goes with the feeling it will somehow be different this time (cf: the definition of insanity).

Taking the next step in digital transformation

https://www.raconteur.net/technology/taking-the-next-step-in-digital-transformation

Blockchain is a secure and intelligent digital means of doing business that is becoming increasingly invaluable to businesses

Digital twins for sustainable design and management of smart city buildings and municipal infrastructure

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S221313882400078X

In the context of sustainable energy, exemplified by smart grids, bidirectional information transmission unfolds as a key feature. The deep integration in this data-driven model poses heightened risks to infrastructure while enhancing control over automation processes.

Empowering the digital-first business professional in the foundation model era 

https://www.ibm.com/blog/empowering-the-digital-first-business-professional-in-the-foundation-model-era/

The next leap: Beyond low-code platforms

The Internet of Things is not the future, it is in our everyday life

https://timesofmalta.com/article/the-internet-things-future-everyday-life.1086679

Where is IoT on the adoption curve?

What’s Next for Smart Factories? A Look Ahead to Industry 5.0

https://www.rtinsights.com/whats-next-for-smart-factories-a-look-ahead-to-industry-5-0/?

Industry 5.0 builds on the technologies of Industry 4.0 but emphasizes sustainability and the collaboration between humans and machines.

Beyond the hype: Capturing the potential of AI and gen AI in TMT

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/technology-media-and-telecommunications/our-insights/beyond-the-hype-capturing-the-potential-of-ai-and-gen-ai-in-tmt?

It is essential that executives understand the potential impact of gen AI and develop the strategies necessary to incorporate it into their operations. Such strategies would involve an AI-native transformation, focused on building and managing the adoption of gen AI.

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WHY REINVENT THE WHEEL AND WHY NOT LEARN FROM THE BEST BUSINESS THINKERS? AND WHY NOT USE THAT AS A PLATFORM TO MAKE BETTER BUSINESS DECISIONS? ALONE OR AS A TEAM.

Sense making; morality, humanity, leadership and slow flow. A book about the 14 books about the impact and implications of technology on business and humanity.

Ron Immink

I help companies by developing an inspiring and clear future perspective, which creates better business models, higher productivity, more profit and a higher valuation. Best-selling author, speaker, writer.

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