Free Covid-19 resources from 451 Research & S&P Global

Just a short note to say that 451 Research and S&P Global both have regularly updated sites that contain free to read research, statistics and news about the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 virus: 451 Research - Impact of Covid-19 S&P Global Coronavirus Coverage Of course we are all part of the same S&P Global… Continue reading Free Covid-19 resources from 451 Research & S&P Global

What might a post-Covid-19 world look like?

Although it scarcely matters in the grand scheme of life, here are some thoughts on what a post-Covid-19 technology industry might look like - and the world beyond. All we know at this point in late March that the effect on our health, liberty and economic status will either be short and sharp, or long… Continue reading What might a post-Covid-19 world look like?

Responsible AI, the Microsoft way

Concerns about ethical and responsible use of AI are as old as the discipline itself. But so far it has been rare in our modern (i.e. from about 2012 onwards) AI journey to find these concerns being put into the practice of shipping software by the companies that build and sell AI software beyond laying… Continue reading Responsible AI, the Microsoft way

New AI & Machine Learning research coming from 451 in 2020

As we come to the end of 2019 - and indeed the decade - I wanted to give you a heads-up of forthcoming Voice of the Enterprise AI & Machine Learning survey research coming in January, so I made a 1-minute video that explains it all. https://youtu.be/5jVJee1rzxo If you want to know more about trends… Continue reading New AI & Machine Learning research coming from 451 in 2020

My thoughts on joining the S&P Global family

So almost 20 years to the day since we incorporated 451 Research,1 our scrappy startup effort of an analyst company with the funny name that people used to get wrong has been sold to a new owner. The press release… Continue reading My thoughts on joining the S&P Global family

  1. December 23 1999, I remember as I was the one that signed the necessary documents []

Why AI value comes from industry-specific applications

One of the questions I get asked the most, especially when speaking at conferences is a version of the following: I am not Google or Facebook or Tencent or Alibaba. So what can AI do for me? The implied follow-up question is that given we know AI is driven by data and these organizations have… Continue reading Why AI value comes from industry-specific applications

A simple way to look at the AI opportunity

I have a slide I use a lot at the moment in presentations and it looks like this: It offers a simple - but hopefully not simplistic - way of looking at the opportunity AI and machine learning presents us in the overall framework of automation. When I present, the three elements in the slide… Continue reading A simple way to look at the AI opportunity

Autumn 2019 speaking gig themes

I'm always grateful when people ask me to speak at their events - it's a privilege never to be taken for granted that people are willing to spend their valuable time listening to what I have to say. But I thought it might be useful for some to know the themes of my talks through the… Continue reading Autumn 2019 speaking gig themes

AI infrastructure – are you ready?

The core of machine learning is mathematical computations that, for most enterprises, are unprecedented in both complexity and volume. These workloads increasingly require high-performance or application-specific infrastructure to ensure AI systems can be built and deployed quickly. Therefore, the development and deployment of machine learning models requires infrastructure that is fast, scalable, dynamic and cost-effective.… Continue reading AI infrastructure – are you ready?

AI platforms arriving soon

AI is an omni-purpose technology that can bring improvements in efficiency and insights to almost any business process. But through my qualitative and quantitive research and conversations with practitioners, I've found that the use cases for AI and machine learning get very industry-specific, very quickly. That’s because they are driven by data and each company's… Continue reading AI platforms arriving soon