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Embracing the Intersection of History, Aesthetics, and Technology in Urban Development

During a recent trip to Gwangju, South Korea, with my family, we explored the Asia Culture Center (ACC)—a monumental complex that exemplifies the integration of art, technology, and historical consciousness. Opened in November 2015, the ACC is an international arts and cultural exchange organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and cooperative growth across Asia. This cultural hub, with its diverse programs, exhibitions, performances, and festivals, offers a profound insight into the balancing act of historical richness, aesthetic sensibility, and technological innovation in urban development. This visit was not just about experiencing world-class art or advanced technology. It was about understanding the wisdom of balancing historical richness, aesthetic sensibility, and technological innovation in urban development. The ACC, built on the site of the Kwangju Massacre, serves as a poignant reminder of how historical events, no matter how painful, must be acknowledged and integrated into our present… Read More »Embracing the Intersection of History, Aesthetics, and Technology in Urban Development

AI is Not Just Another Software Project: A Wake-Up Call for CIOs and CTOs

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, it’s easy to lump new advancements into familiar categories. For many CIOs and CTOs, AI might initially appear as just another software project—a set of algorithms, some data, and a deployment timeline. However, this perspective drastically underestimates the profound impact AI has on organizational structures, processes, and strategy. This article aims to shed light on why AI is fundamentally different and why it demands a unique approach from technology leaders. The Great AI Delusion: It’s Not Your Grandma’s Software Update Let’s start with a reality check. Slapping “AI-powered” on your legacy systems won’t save you from the existential threats lurking beneath the surface. While everyone else is chasing chatbots and shiny AI widgets, the real challenge lies in fundamentally rethinking your business model. This isn’t about adding new features; it’s about reinventing how you operate, innovate, and compete. Engineering:… Read More »AI is Not Just Another Software Project: A Wake-Up Call for CIOs and CTOs

What’s and AI Product Manager?

Language has always been the linchpin of human progress. From the invention of cuneiform to the printing press, breakthroughs in communication have driven societal evolution. Today, with the rise of LLMs and generative AI, we’re standing at the brink of another transformative era. This time, it’s not just about how we communicate, but how we organize, innovate, and propel our economy forward. The role of product managers is under scrutiny, and for good reason. The Evolution of Product Management Traditionally, product managers have been the vital bridge between business needs and technical execution. They were the translators, the negotiators, the ones who turned market insights into actionable product features. But let’s face it, this role has always been a bit of a juggling act. At their best, product managers are mini-CEOs, steering the ship with a keen eye on both the horizon and the deck.… Read More »What’s and AI Product Manager?

The GenAI Cycle of Virtue

Language has always been a driving force behind human civilization’s progress. From the invention of cuneiform to the printing press, advancements in communication have transformed societies. Today, the rise of Language Model Models (LLMs) and the concept of a virtuous cycle in generative AI are poised to revolutionize our organizational systems, ultimately guiding us toward the next economy. This article delves into how this virtuous cycle will reshape our organizational structures and propel us into a new economic era. Historical Context: The Role of Language in Organizational Systems Cuneiform and Early Bureaucracies The development of written language, such as cuneiform by the Sumerians, laid the groundwork for early bureaucracies. These systems enabled efficient record-keeping, coordination, and communication, allowing for the management of complex societal tasks. The Printing Press and Modern Corporations The invention of the printing press democratized knowledge, fostering the growth of modern corporations.… Read More »The GenAI Cycle of Virtue

What is AI Washing?

Introduction: The Great AI Gold Rush Welcome to the wild, wild west of the tech world, where everyone and their dog claims to be “AI-powered.” It’s a gold rush of epic proportions, with startups, enterprises, and even your grandma’s knitting club slapping “AI” on their business cards. But here’s the kicker: a staggering number of these so-called AI innovations are nothing more than silicon snake oil. Defining AI Washing: When Marketing Meets Magical Thinking A. The art of slapping “AI” on anything that moves AI washing is the marketing equivalent of selling air. It’s when companies adorn their products with the glittering “AI” tag without any real substance behind it. If it buzzes, clicks, or even slightly computes, it’s AI, right? Spoiler: if it can be built with basic if-statements, it’s not AI. B. If it has an if-statement, it’s AI, right? (Wrong.) Remember when… Read More »What is AI Washing?

Forget AI, this is a language thing…

=== Language has always played a crucial role in advancing human civilization. Throughout history, we have witnessed significant breakthroughs brought about by innovations in communication, such as the invention of cuneiform and the printing press. These revolutionary advancements enabled the dissemination of knowledge and the coordination of complex tasks, ultimately leading to the progress of societies. However, with the rise of Language Model Models (LLMs) in today’s technological landscape, the dynamics of communication and organization are undergoing a paradigm shift. This article aims to explore the implications of this shift and the potential consequences of prioritizing abundant moderating technology over simplification and prioritization of communication. The biggest steps forward in human history came through language innovation like cuneiform and the printing press From the earliest days of human civilization, the development of language and written communication has played a pivotal role in societal progress. Ancient… Read More »Forget AI, this is a language thing…

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Disrupting Borders and Boundaries: AI and LLMs as Game-changers for Global Collaboration

In an increasingly fracturing world, language and cultural barriers while not the only barrier, continue to impede genuine global collaboration. The challenges posed by these barriers are well-documented, from multinational corporations grappling with effective supply chain operations to financial institutions seeking to expand their footprint in foreign markets. Yet, the rapid advancements of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Language Learning Models (LLMs) may finally present us with a meaningful utility to increasing cross-border efficacy. AI and LLMs have erupted onto the technological landscape, heralding a future where communication extends beyond the simple use of a common language. They promise to bridge the communication gap, not just by providing accurate translation services but by understanding and interpreting the nuances of culture and context. The implications are immense, particularly for industries that operate with a high global footprint. Consider the supply chain industry. Companies operating in far-flung locations… Read More »Disrupting Borders and Boundaries: AI and LLMs as Game-changers for Global Collaboration

AI Disruption: Grasping at the Uncharted Organizational Impact of ChatGPT

The impact of AI and foundation models on our lives, businesses, and careers is profound, but the full extent will only be understood in hindsight. That doesn’t stop us from trying. The way in which we have organized the world may change, and facing this uncertainty, our imaginations are wired to fill it in with images and stories that range from the doom and gloom to AI Utopia. Both of these extremes are unlikely, and while it’s easy to say that the reality will fall somewhere in between, the more probable outcome is that we really don’t understand yet what the spectrum will actually look like. Foundation models are enabling us to organize and execute with language in a way we have never been able to do before. What I can tell you from my personal experience building AI teams and AI products and AI… Read More »AI Disruption: Grasping at the Uncharted Organizational Impact of ChatGPT

Future-proofing Your Big Data Strategy

How can you futureproof your big data strategy? As big data continues to become more widely utilized, providing organizations with numerous advantages, tech leaders must steer clear of prevalent misconceptions and embrace emerging trends to stay at the forefront of innovation, shares Misha Sulpovar, VP of artificial intelligence product at Cherre. Data is critical for firms in and outside of technology fields. Organizational data, especially when it meets the world of second and third-party data, promises to provide a treasure trove of insights to catapult all aspects of the business.  By now, most organizations have embarked on their data journey and have learned it is not always the most straightforward trajectory. Though organizations have become more comfortable in the cumbersome but critical pursuit of data maturity, 2023 is the year that will flip this new-found comfort on its head.  People who have discovered or used… Read More »Future-proofing Your Big Data Strategy