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Looking for AI use-cases — Benedict Evans

We’ve had ChatGPT for 18 months, but what’s it for? What are the use-cases? Why isn’t it useful for everyone, right now? Do Large Language Models become universal tools that can do ‘any’ task, or do we wrap them in single-purpose apps, and build thousands of new...

Taking AI to the next level in manufacturing | MIT Technology Review

Few technological advances have generated as much excitement as AI. In particular, generative AI seems to have taken business discourse to a fever pitch. Many manufacturing leaders express optimism: Research conducted by MIT Technology Review Insights found ambitions...

‘Human intelligence’ – by Helen Beetham

In the guise of starting from something self-evident, the project of ‘artificial intelligence’ in fact serves to define what ‘intelligence’ is and how to value it, and therefore how diverse people should be valued too. Educators have good reason to be wary of the...

The Arc Product-Market Fit Framework | Sequoia Capital

Finding product-market fit is the central quest of every early-stage startup. As we have seen over years of partnering with companies before they reached PMF, there are many ways of thinking about and approaching this quest. We walk founders through the following...

Data-Defined Software Development: Embracing The Future

In an era defined by data, the world of software development is experiencing a profound transformation. In an era defined by data, the world of software development is experiencing a profound transformation. The concept of data-defined software (DDS) represents a...

Open Platform For Enterprise AI

Efficiently integrate secure, performant, and cost-effective Generative AI workflows into business value. The OPEA platform includes: Detailed framework of composable building blocks for state-of-the-art generative AI systems including LLMs, data stores, and prompt...

How Spatial Computing Might Impact HR Departments

In the HR context, the potential of spatial computing is massive. When Apple Vision Pro finally launched in February 2024, the tech giant lauded it as the beginning of something new. "The era of spatial computing has arrived," Apple CEO Tim Cook said, a...

Understanding What Platform Engineering Is And Is Not

With interest in platform engineering growing, it's important to understand the elements of this practice, including both what it is and what it is not.  Platform engineering is a growing practice within technology organizations, pivotal in managing application...

Agents & Agentic Workflows

As the developments in AI continue to blast through, some powerful LLM and foundation model architectures and implementation patterns are emerging. I am specifically very excited by the significance of "agents" and "agentic workflows" and I believe...

Meta’s AI chief: LLMs will never reach human-level intelligence

There’s no escaping the hype around artificial general intelligence. Barely a day passes without a new headline about the concept, which envisions computer systems outperforming humans at various cognitive tasks. In the last month alone, a trio of tech luminaries have...

How To Become A Centaur · Journal of Design and Science

Garry cringed, like someone just spit in his breakfast. Pawn to f5. Blue remained silent, like it just spit in someone else’s breakfast. Rook to e7: taking Garry’s queen. This was Game 6, but Garry had already lost his nerve when Blue beat him at the end of Game 2,...

A Conceptual Framework for Conversational Search and Recommendation

The conversational search task aims to enable a user to resolve information needs via natural language dialogue with an agent. In this paper, we aim to develop a conceptual framework of the actions and intents of users and agents explaining how these actions enable...

How AI is having an impact on software testing [Q&A]

Artificial intelligence is making its way into many areas of the tech industry, with the introduction of large language models making it much more accessible. Artificial intelligence is making its way into many areas of the tech industry, with the introduction of...

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