AI in Business-Process Reengineering

AI Magazine

Business-process reengineering (BPR) is a generic term covering a variety of perspectives on how to change organizations. There are at least two distinct roles for AI in BPR. One role is as an enabling technology for reengineered processes. A second, less common but potentially important role is in tools to support the change process itself. The Workshop on AI in Business-Process Engineering, held during the national AI conference, allowed participants to learn about projects that are aimed at exploiting insights from AI.


AI in Business-Process Reengineering

AI Magazine

Business-process reengineering (BPR) is a generic term covering a variety of perspectives on how to change organizations. There are at least two distinct roles for AI in BPR. One role is as an enabling technology for reengineered processes. A second, less common but potentially important role is in tools to support the change process itself. The Workshop on AI in Business-Process Engineering, held during the national AI conference, allowed participants to learn about projects that are aimed at exploiting insights from AI.


The Process Specification Language (PSL) Theory and Applications

AI Magazine

The PROCESS SPECIFICATION language (PSL) has been designed to facilitate correct and complete exchange of process information among manufacturing systems, such as scheduling, process modeling, process planning, production planning, simulation, project management, work flow, and business-process reengineering. We give an overview of the theories within the PSL ontology, discuss some of the design principles for the ontology, and finish with examples of process specifications that are based on the ontology.


Japan's NTT to buy Dell unit for 3bn

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Japan's NTT Data is buying Dell's technology services business for more than 3bn ( 2.1bn) as it seeks to expand its business in North America. This is set to be the biggest-ever acquisition by NTT Data, which is part of Japan's former telephone monopoly. Dell has reportedly been looking to sell off non-core assets to raise billions of dollars ahead of its 67bn takeover of data storage firm EMC Corp. NTT Data will take on Dell's 28,000 employees in North America and India. In a filing to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, NTT Data said the purchase will enhance its cloud and business-process outsourcing (BPO) services. The firm has been looking for new sources of revenues outside of Japan, which faces a shrinking and rapidly ageing population.


Box Skills product announcement by the Box product team, BoxWorks 2017

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Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer at Box, announced the release of the new machine-learning-focused product Box Skills at BoxWorks 2017. To kick off this 25-minute product announcement, Box CEO Aaron Levie talks about the background for Box Skills -- a technology climate heavily influenced by the rise in mobile devices, the power of cloud computing, the unstoppable growth of the internet and the recent focus on machine-learning applications. We're seeing these trends converge in our personal lives in things like virtual personal assistants (Alexa, Siri), but personal applications are just the start for machine learning. Technology in the enterprise is where AI and machine learning will fundamentally change the way we use information in the cloud. Over the past few years, there has been a tremendous amount of innovation (and spending) around machine learning, specifically to solve business-case problems for things like voice recognition and image recognition.