IDG Contributor Network: 4 ways artificial intelligence will shape the future of learning technology

With the rapid pace of innovation continually disrupting business models, and in many cases entire industries, how will online learning keep up to provide the relevant courseware for today’s and tomorrow’s workforce? This will be essential for economic growth and to support a thriving, college-educated workforce that’s equipped with the very latest knowledge, ideas and technology. In the future, I believe that institutions at the forefront of online education will…

July 13, 2018
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8 technologies driving health care M&As

Tech is good medicine for heath care acquisitions Image by Getty Images The U.S. department of labor forecasts that the healthcare industry will add 4 million new jobs by 2016. That should be a daunting prospect for anyone working in that industry — particularly given that the rising cost of healthcare (18 percent of GDP in 2016, up from 10 percent 30 years ago) means that employees don’t come cheap….

July 13, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: In data we trust – or do we?

Last year, researchers at the University of Warwick (UK) found that some rideshare drivers organized simultaneous sign-offs to cause a shortage of drivers. This triggered a surge in prices which meant a bigger payoff for drivers once they signed back on. The drivers knew that they were participating in a system managed by algorithms, so they made it work in their favor. This is an example of how businesses have…

July 11, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Effective artificial intelligence requires a healthy diet of data

In the current technology landscape, nothing elicits quite as much curiosity and excitement as artificial intelligence (AI). And we are only beginning to see the potential benefits of AI applications within the enterprise. The growth of AI in the enterprise, however, has been hampered because data scientists too often have limited access to the relevant data they need to build effective AI models. These data specialists are frequently forced rely…

July 10, 2018
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