2021 AI and machine learning outlook

I wrote a 2021 outlook to highlight the areas in AI and machine learning I think will be important this year. It's been turned into an S&P Global Market Intelligence blog post. At a high level, the areas are Skills shortages are no longer just about data scientists Large language models look set to change… Continue reading 2021 AI and machine learning outlook

The UK’s AI roadmap

The UK AI Council, a non-statutory expert committee of independent advisers set up in 2019 published its AI Roadmap today. I've long been interested - and occasionally frustrated - by the issue of so-called AI nationalism. But there are undeniably hotspots of AI and London was certainly the pre-eminent one pre-Brexit in, as I noted… Continue reading The UK’s AI roadmap

Taking a post-Covid look at AI adoption by industry

As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella put it on the company's fiscal Q320 earnings call on April 29, As COVID-19 impacts every aspect of our work and life, we have seen 2 years' worth of digital transformation in 2 months. Things are changing very quickly in certain areas of the technology sector and so surveys we… Continue reading Taking a post-Covid look at AI adoption by industry

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 []