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DHagar
DHagar
2/20/2017 4:37:57 PM
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Re: Disruption = "Transformation"
@dcawrey, good assessment.  Yes, that is not building knowledge as much as "transacting" existing information.  More an example of the evolutionary use as opposed to the digital.

Again, with this article, the new capabilities of technology offer service carriers new and better capabilities to provide better service options.

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DHagar
DHagar
2/20/2017 4:35:16 PM
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Re: Disruption = "Transformation"
@mpouraryan, now here is an excellent example of technology augmenting humans.  Robotic precision surgery is not autonomous, it functions under the guidance of a highly skilled physicians.  This is the best model of a positive use that I can think of.

Happy President's Day to you as well.

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DHagar
DHagar
2/20/2017 4:29:41 PM
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Re: Disruption = "Transformation"
@mpouraryan, yes, understand your well stated concern.  I believe the answer lies in is this an additional access point for services (then a plus) or a replacement for human service/jobs (then a potential minus).  The right balance will advance both.

The reality is that when you go through industrial disruptive changes (i.e., trains, introduction of computers, etc.), you will have some affect.  The key to positive transformation is to build the future, not simply replace with the cheapest alternatives.  You can't stop progress, but you can truly apply progress to better outcomes.

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DHagar
DHagar
2/20/2017 4:22:50 PM
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Re: Disruption = "Transformation"
@mpouraryan, there is a good example of balanced "progress".  It can add, rather than subtract, to our economy - meaning more jobs, etc.

Thanks for sharing!

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
2/19/2017 1:48:48 PM
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Re: Disruption = "Transformation"
To you point @dcawrey, I do remain optimistic not withstanding this "rush" to AI/Automation/Etc.   We have to continue to be vigilant and in control.  That's the key.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
2/19/2017 1:46:41 PM
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Re: Disruption = "Transformation"
@mpouraryan Well, we still do right now - AI still has not been all that creative. 

That being said, there are companies like Narrative Science that have been about to take data inputs and create news articles. But I don't think they offer a lot of critical thinking in the writing itself. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
2/18/2017 5:20:07 PM
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Re: Disruption = "Transformation"
Hopefully we humans can maintain the edge in content creation. We have got to--right? 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
2/18/2017 4:43:39 PM
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Re: Disruption = "Transformation"
I have to wonder: What's going to be more profitable? Will it be content? Or providing cloud services for data? 

I would think enterprise-level cloud services might take the cake. Then again, content could someday take over. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
2/17/2017 11:28:53 PM
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Re: Disruption = "Transformation"
..sorry..going 2 fast and had to share this final "transformational" development (although a bit beyond our core focus), still important to underscore the essential implicit message I took away from this deliberation we've been engaged in...as I wish you all a great President's Day W-End:

World First: Surgical Robot Performs Precision-Injection In Patient With Retinal Vein Occlusion


surgical robot retinal vein occlusion

What it is: For the first time ever, eye surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven worked with a surgical robot to operate on a patient with retinal vein occlusion. The bot injected a thrombolytic drug into the patient's retinal vein using a 0.03 millimeter needle (KU Leuven developed both the robot and needle specifically for this procedure). This task-specific surgical robot was created to address the danger of damaging the vein or retina, given that human surgeons are unable to hold the needle perfectly still for 10 minutes while injecting the drug into the thin vein. After seven years of research, this first phase demonstrated that using a robot to insert a microneedle into the retinal vein is feasible.

Why it's important: As more surgical-specific robots develop and operate, surgeries that were once challenging for human specialists will be performed with complete accuracy and consistency. What happens to longevity when we have robot surgeons all over the world, performing at a near-perfect standard? Join the Discussion

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
2/17/2017 9:55:06 PM
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Re: Disruption = "Transformation"
..and then we have this :(
I trust all understand the broad continued concerns I have:

Bank of America Has Opened 3 Employee-Free Branches


bank of america employee free branches

What it is: Bank of America has opened three fully automated branches in the past month. Customers can use ATMs and participate in video conferences with the bank's employees from other branches -- all without the assistance of an in-person human. These automated branches have a smaller footprint than traditional branches, and employ technology with the intent of selling mortgages, credit cards and other auto loans.

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