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Global Supply Chain Management

October 13, 2015

“Supply chains are a highly-complex, yet very necessary, ingredient to nearly any successful business venture,” asserts Keith Peterson, Ph.D. (@Halo_BI), … Continued

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Industry 4.0 — Facing the Coming Revolution

October 12, 2015

“With disruptive forces of change so pervasive around the world,” writes Jeff Dobbs, Global Sector Chair for Industrial Manufacturing at … Continued


STEM Education: Combining Motion and Motivation

October 9, 2015

“Ten years ago, there was little innovation in education,” Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark), an advocate for innovations in learning, laments. … Continued

FlavorPrint and the Future of Food

The Future of Food and Your Personal FlavorPrint®

October 8, 2015

Anyone familiar with my company, Enterra Solutions®, knows it played a major role in the development of FlavorPrint®. First developed … Continued

Thinking About Digital Enterprise

What Does Becoming a Digital Enterprise Mean to You?

October 7, 2015

“Companies today are rushing headlong to become more digital,” write Karel Dörner and David Edelman (@davidedelman). “But what does digital … Continued

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Technology Will Continue to Transform the Supply Chain

October 6, 2015

“The technological shifts over the next 10 years and beyond will reverberate through all aspects of business, government and society … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence and Business Get Serious

October 5, 2015

“A confluence of forces has propelled artificial intelligence into the business mainstream,” assert Deloitte analysts Paul Sallomi (@PaulSallomi), Bob Dalton, … Continued

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Business at the Base of the Pyramid

October 2, 2015

“Imagine a simple triangle diagram of the planet’s population,” writes John S. Rosenberg. “A fortunate couple of billion upper-income people … Continued

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Big Data Poised to Play a Big Role in Ensuring Food Security

October 1, 2015

“Producing enough food, fiber and fuel for more than 9 billion people by 2050, while conserving natural resources is a … Continued

Cognitive Computing and Business Challenges

Real-world Applications for Cognitive Computing

September 30, 2015

When IBM’s Watson computer system won the television game show Jeopardy!, a new era of cognitive computing was born. ”Watson … Continued

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Cognitive Computing and Paradigm Shifts Affecting the Supply Chain

September 29, 2015

“To-date,” writes Adeel Najmi (@AdeelNajmi), Chief Science Officer and Senior Fellow at JDA Software, “the entire supply chain has been … Continued

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A Holistic Approach is Necessary to Make Smart Cities Truly Smart

September 28, 2015

Cities are like living organisms whose systems function synergistically. That’s why a holistic approach to making cities smarter is required … Continued

Blooms Taxonomy and Engagement

STEM Education is essential for Achieving the Highest Levels of Learning

September 25, 2015

Frameworks and taxonomies are very useful tools for helping us understand complex concepts. I’m sure there were a lot of … Continued

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Mapping the Road to the Digital Enterprise

September 24, 2015

“A digital enterprise,” according to one widely accepted definition, “is an organization that uses technology as a competitive advantage in … Continued

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Carpe Datem: Big Data Analytics are No Longer Optional

September 23, 2015

“Carpe diem … seize the day,” writes Roger Schenck, Manager of Content Promotions at Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS). “This Latin … Continued

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Targeted Marketing to Millennials means Identifying Lots of Targets

September 22, 2015

Millennials are often discussed as though they form a homogeneous (even monolithic) group. But as I have pointed out in … Continued

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Supply Chains are Adversely Affected by Global Complexity

September 21, 2015

“A study of cross-industry supply chain executives by Barloworld Supply Chain Software (Barloworld SCS), found 83 per cent of respondents … Continued

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Spice Up Your (Long) Life with Spicy Food

September 18, 2015

Most people want to live longer and healthier lives. Spicing up your life might be just the ticket to reaching … Continued

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Machine Learning is Changing the World

September 17, 2015

“I have no doubt the world is going to see more change in the next 10 years,” writes Andrew Penn … Continued

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How the Digital Path to Purchase has Changed Consumers

September 16, 2015

“The digital path to purchase is the next logical step in the path to purchase evolution,” Tom Furphy (@tomfurphy), chairman … Continued

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Big Data Analytics are Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

September 15, 2015

In his two decades of consulting on supply chain management matters, Steve Banker (@steve_scm), Service Director for SCM at ARC … Continued

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Smart Manufacturing and the Internet of Things

September 14, 2015

“Manufacturing worldwide is on the cusp of a revolution,” writes Kevin O’Marah (@komarah), chief content officer, and Pierfrancesco Manenti (@PierManenti), … Continued

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Smart Cities Begin with Connectivity

September 11, 2015

“Federal and local governments around the world are expected to spend $475.5 bn technology products and services by 2019,” reports … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence: Working Alongside Smart Machines

September 10, 2015

“Machines are good at complex tasks,” writes Lynda Gratton (@lyndagratton), a professor of management practice at London Business School, “but … Continued

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Cognitive Computing and Drug Discovery

September 9, 2015

“You would think the sheer number of diseases and medical treatments should yield plenty of opportunities to come up with … Continued

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Cognitive Computing is Revolutionizing the Business World

September 8, 2015

“Leading computer scientists and technologists say the definition of ‘computer’ is again changing,” writes Adrienne LaFrance (@AdrienneLaF). “We have reached … Continued

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Labor Day 2015 and Jobs Sustainability

September 7, 2015

Although Labor Day has come to represent the end of summer, it was established to honor the contributions of working … Continued

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STEM Education Helps Teach Skills Necessary for 21st Century Success

September 4, 2015

“Today’s fast-changing world requires students who not only possess strong skills in areas such as language arts, math, and science,” … Continued

Millennial Food Shoppers

Grocery Shopping with Millennials: Bring Your Smartphone

September 3, 2015

Supermarket giant Kroger is expanding its experiment with an online ordering service called ClickList that allows consumers to order groceries … Continued

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Improving Business Decisions Using Cognitive Computing

September 2, 2015

“Computers cannot think,” Deloitte analysts David Schatsky (@dschatsky), Craig Muraskin, and Ragu Gurumurthy write. “But increasingly, they can do things … Continued

Big Data and Personalization

Personalization and Identity-Driven Marketing

September 1, 2015

“Companies are increasingly tuning in to the importance of understanding their customers in order to make their marketing more effective,” … Continued


What the Truman Show Can Teach Us about Big Data

August 31, 2015

According to a report prepared for the World Economic Forum by Bain & Company, “Personal data is becoming a new … Continued

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Rooting Out Slave Labor in Your Supply Chain

August 28, 2015

“There are slaves in your supply chain,” writes Tim Minahan. “According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) there are more … Continued

Mainstreaming Machine Learning Part 2

Mainstreaming Machine Learning, Part 2

August 27, 2015

In the first part of this article, I discussed how business leaders’ eyes are just opening to the possibilities machine … Continued

Mainstreaming Machine Learning Part 1

Mainstreaming Machine Learning, Part 1

August 26, 2015

“There is pressure in the enterprise software space,” writes Jorge Garcia (@jgptec), “to incorporate new technologies, both in hardware and … Continued

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Digital Enterprises Rely on Digital Supply Chains

August 25, 2015

“The basis of commercial enterprise is information,” writes Kenneth Cukier (@kncukier), Data Editor at The Economist. “That hasn’t changed in … Continued

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Risk Management in Global Supply Chains

August 24, 2015

Managing day-to-day operations in a global supply chain is no easy task. That’s certainly not news for supply chain professionals. … Continued

Time to Talk

The World Needs to Discuss Changing Agricultural Practices

August 21, 2015

“To meet the growing global demand for food this century,” writes Giovanni Rodriguez (@giorodriguez), co-founder and CEO of SocialxDesign, “we … Continued

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Kraft/Heinz Merger Highlights Need for Cognitive Value Chain™

August 20, 2015

The Kraft Heinz Co. recently announced that it was laying off 2500 employees in the U.S. and Canada (including 700 … Continued

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Imagine: A Cognitive Supply Chain

August 19, 2015

This coming September Enterra Solutions® is one of the sponsors for the Supply Chain Insights 3rd Annual Supply Chain Summit. … Continued

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Enterra/PSC Interns Complete Summer Program

August 18, 2015

Bill Nye (the “Science Guy”) asserts, “There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science … Continued

IoT Revolution

The Internet of Things Revolution

August 17, 2015

“A funny thing happened on the way to the internet of things,” writes Richard Waters (@RichardWaters). “Many of the ‘things’ … Continued

Lifesaving Education

Education: Saving and Improving Lives

August 14, 2015

“One thing that I have learned from the heroes in education that I speak with here at Daily Edventures,” writes … Continued

Keeping innovation alive

Keeping Corporate Innovation Alive

August 13, 2015

Destroying things is always easier and quicker than building them and killing things is always easier and cheaper than keeping … Continued

Smart Cities and IoT

From Smarter Cities to Smart Cities

August 12, 2015

“I think the Internet of Things is real.” That comment was uttered by an unidentified participant earlier this year at … Continued

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Cognitive Computing: The Next Big Thing is Already Here

August 11, 2015

“One developing bit of technology that promises to be a massive game-changer for the tech industry and for society as … Continued

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Globalization, Capitalism, Technology, and Emerging Markets

August 10, 2015

“Capitalism is under attack,” Eric Beinhocker and Nick Hanauer write. “The financial crisis of 2008, the stagnation of the middle … Continued

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Fatty Foods Taste Good — Fat, Not So Much!

August 7, 2015

“You may have a love-hate relationship with fat and not even realize it,” writes Sara Elliott. “Fat may inspire loathing … Continued

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Big Data is Not About Size

August 6, 2015

“The future of Big Data depends on Smart Data,” writes Jelani Harper.[1] The term “smart data” is a bit of a … Continued

S&OP and the digital enterprise

Time to Update S&OP for the Digital Age

August 5, 2015

“In most organizations,” asserts Rich Sherman (@guruofscm), founder at Gold & Domas Research, “daily working capital decisions are made by … Continued

Ethics and AI

Why Humans (Not Artificial Intelligence Systems) need to be Ethical

August 4, 2015

Anyone following recent discussions about artificial intelligence (AI) knows that there has been a lot of chatter over the past … Continued

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Marketing in the Age of Big Data

August 3, 2015

“Advertising has changed from an industry governed by hunches to one of data-driven precision,” writes Sq1 CEO Ernie Capobianco (@goernie20), … Continued

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Growing Attention Being Given to Consumers at the Base of the Pyramid

July 31, 2015

Business people understand that increasing the bottom line requires customers; and, for most businesses, those customers are going to be … Continued


The Coming Industrial Revolution: The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0

July 30, 2015

“Imagine a world,” writes Mary Shacklett (@MaryShacklett), President of Transworld Data, “where smart systems, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, and … Continued

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Targeted Marketing Requires Proper Identification of Ideal Customers

July 29, 2015

“Many companies pursue growth opportunities without adequately defining who their ideal customers are,” according to Frank V. Cespedes, James P. … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence and the Digital Path to Purchase

July 28, 2015

“Ecommerce is a complex, convoluted thing,” writes Simon Le Gros Bisson (@sbisson).[1] She reminds us that e-commerce began humbly with … Continued

Global Prosperity 02

Global Economic Growth and Prosperity

July 27, 2015

As devastating as natural disasters can be, they are generally localized. In today’s globalized world, economic disasters often affect a … Continued

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Enterra/PSC Interns Join Ranks of Young Innovators

July 24, 2015

New ideas can come from people of any age. “Benjamin Franklin invented swim flippers when he was 12 years old. … Continued

Millenials Dining

Eating, Drinking, and Shopping with Millennials

July 23, 2015

“Millennial mania … is overtaking all manner of businesses,” writes Hilary Stout (@hastout), “and [it] seems to be getting more … Continued

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Dealing with Disruption

July 22, 2015

“A third (35 percent) of businesses in the manufacturing industry are extremely concerned about potential supply chain disruption according to … Continued

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Where Will Artificial Intelligence Take Us?

July 21, 2015

Ever since the first scientist sliced up a flatworm and discovered that the individual pieces could transform themselves back into … Continued

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Big Data and Technology: Changing the Face of Agriculture

July 20, 2015

There are few certainties in life; but, we all know that the global population is growing (predicted to reach 9 … Continued

STEM Ed 02

STEM Skills Can Help Every Career

July 17, 2015

As president and CEO of a company that employs people who have a high level of science, technology, engineering, and … Continued

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Business Innovation: Beyond the Buzz

July 16, 2015

There are a lot of buzzwords used by businesses to try and convince shareholders and customers that they are forward … Continued

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The Internet of Things Will Affect the Supply Chain and Much More

July 15, 2015

“The world is on the threshold of a new era of innovation and change with the rise of the Industrial … Continued

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The Digital Enterprise: Are You Prepared for the Digital Future?

July 14, 2015

“The future is here and it is connected,” writes Eva Milko (@evamilko).[1] Milko envisions a future that moves beyond “the … Continued

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Seven Technologies Helping Grocery Shopping to get Personal

July 13, 2015

Last fall, Neil Z. Stern (@neilstern1), a senior partner of McMillanDoolittle, had the opportunity to visit a unique store in … Continued

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Turning Normal Cities into Smart Cities

July 10, 2015

Most of the recent articles about smart cities have originated in (or are about) India, where the Prime Minister has … Continued

Machine Learning Primer Part 4

Machine Learning: A Primer for the Technically Challenged, Part 4

July 9, 2015

In Part 3 of this series of articles about machine learning, I emphasized the growing belief that insights obtained using … Continued

Machine Learning Primer Part 3

Machine Learning: A Primer for the Technically Challenged, Part 3

July 8, 2015

This article is a continuation of a discussion on machine learning that I began in two other articles with the … Continued

Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain

Additive Manufacturing and Its Impact on the Supply Chain

July 7, 2015

The growth of additive manufacturing (i.e., producing products using 3D printers) has been stunning. Not long ago, 3D printers were … Continued

Cog Computing and Targeted Marketing

Cognitive Computing and Targeted Marketing

July 6, 2015

AMC’s television series “Mad Men” ended on a delightful up note. The fictional lead character of the series, advertising executive … Continued


Independence Day 2015

July 3, 2015

Almost every country in the world celebrates a national holiday that recognizes its independence, founding, or heritage. In the United … Continued

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Doing Business in Frontier Markets

July 2, 2015

“With the Middle East and north Africa now engulfed in multiple wars,” writes Borzou Daragahi (@borzou), “businesses and investors are … Continued

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Making the Digital Path to Purchase Profitable

July 1, 2015

The rapid spread of mobile technologies (especially the smartphone) has mostly obliterated the traditional path to purchase for both business-to-business … Continued

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Towards the Digital Enterprise

June 30, 2015

“Technology is intertwined in nearly every aspect of business today,” writes Pierre Nanterme (@PierreNanterme) and Marty Cole, respectively Accenture’s Chairman/CEO … Continued

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Cognitive Computing can Help Retain and Leverage Tribal Knowledge

June 29, 2015

Whenever a talented employee leaves a job or assumes a new role, a company risks losing valuable knowledge that he … Continued

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Progress Continues towards Quantum Computing

June 26, 2015

“The third age of machines is near,” writes Bruno Teboul (@Brunoteboul), governance member at the Ecole Polytechnique. “Quantum and cognitive … Continued

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Big Data Integration in a Transnational Business World

June 25, 2015

The landscape in which today’s transnational businesses must operate is complex. Challenges can be confronted at every level — national, … Continued

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Combating Supply Chain Fraud, Waste, Theft, & Abuse

June 24, 2015

“Everyday supply-chain transactions pose some of the biggest fraud, waste, and abuse risks companies face,” asserts Sabine Vollmer. “But few … Continued

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The Supply Chain and the IoT: A Match Made in Heaven

June 23, 2015

“There is huge potential for countries to further increase their connectedness and prosper through trade, integration and technology,” states Ken … Continued


Human-Machine Cooperation: Will It Characterize the Future?

June 22, 2015

A few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in a conference sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb called “Data Driven Decisions … Continued

Girls in STEM

Getting Girls Involved in STEM Fields Will Improve All of Our Lives

June 19, 2015

There has been a lot debate recently about whether the stress on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is … Continued

Connected by Design

Book Review: Connected by Design

June 18, 2015

I became interested in Barry Wacksman’s (@wacksman) and Chris Stutzman’s (@cjstutzman) book Connected by Design when I learned that it contained … Continued

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Let’s Be Smart Connecting to the Internet of Things

June 17, 2015

Analysts have forecast that within the next five years billions of devices will be connected to the Internet of Things … Continued

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Is Online Grocery Shopping Really About to Soar?

June 16, 2015

“Since the early days of the internet,” writes Cooper Smith (@CooperASmith), “entrepreneurs have dreamed of moving grocery shopping online. It’s … Continued

Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain Transformation: Three Critical Concepts

June 15, 2015

George Bernard Shaw, the famous playwright, stated, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot … Continued

Chicken or egg

Innovation: People, Process, or Both?

June 12, 2015

“What’s more critical to producing a breakthrough innovation,” asks Andrea Ovans, Senior Editor of the Harvard Business Review, “finding creative … Continued

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Welcome to the World of the Millennials

June 11, 2015

Christine Hassler (@ChristinHassler), a life coach and member of Generation Y (i.e., a Millennial) told Meagan Parrish, “The generational divide … Continued

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Supply Chain Sustainability: Is “Use Now, Pay Later” Era Over?

June 10, 2015

Gregory Unruh (@gregoryunruh), the Arison Group Endowed Professor at George Mason University, believes the time has come for businesses to … Continued

Preinventory Management

Predictive Inventory Management: Fulfilling Orders Even When Your Shipment is Late

June 9, 2015

No manufacturer wants to suffer decreased profit margins as a result of shipping delays that can result in product time-to-market … Continued

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Smart Cities Begin with Smart Approaches

June 8, 2015

Around the globe the topic of smart cities is beginning to catch on. India, for example, has established an ambitious … Continued


Addressing Challenges at the Bottom of the Pyramid

June 5, 2015

Nearly 4 billion people in the world are struggling at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Sixty percent of them … Continued

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Supply Chains Face Stormy Weather

June 4, 2015

When David A. Bell wrote the hit tune “Stormy Weather,” he had love rather than supply chains on his mind. … Continued

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Inventory Optimization in the Digital Age

June 3, 2015

Mae West reportedly stated, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” While that may apply to some areas … Continued

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Quantum Computing Promises Fast Solutions to Huge Problems

June 2, 2015

The debate over whether a universal quantum computer will ever be built is not over. Kelly Dickerson (@Kickerson13), however, has … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence: Job Creator or Job Destroyer?

June 1, 2015

It would be foolish to argue that some jobs now being performed by humans aren’t going to be lost to … Continued

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Fragmentation and Regionalization are Changing Globalization

May 29, 2015

To succeed in the world you have to understand the world. That’s a tall order since the world is in … Continued

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Big Data and Technology are Changing the Face of Agriculture

May 28, 2015

“When you think of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, you might think of high tech fields like Nanotechnology or microchip … Continued

Machine Learning Primer Part 2

Machine Learning: A Primer for the Technically Challenged, Part 2

May 27, 2015

In Part 1 of this article, I noted that there are five principal ways that machines learn. They are: Supervised … Continued