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What To Do When Machines Do Everything

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"What to do When Machines Do Everything" book authors (l-r) Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig, Ben Pring My interview with Malcolm Frank and Paul Roehrig, two of the three authors of What to Do When Machines Do Everything, published by Wiley. Malcolm Frank is the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Chief Marketing, Cognizant. Paul Roehrig is Chief Strategy Officer for Cognizant's Digital Business. Ben Pring is the Global Managing Director of Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work. Bruce Rogers: What has changed since you wrote Code Halos and why the need for the new book What To Do When Machines Do Everything: How To Get Ahead In A World Of AI, Algorithms, Bots and Big Data? Malcolm Frank: In Code Halos, we looked at why some digital businesses like the FAANG companies (Facebook, Apple Amazon, Netflix, Google) were succeeding and others weren't. We kept probing again and found that every one of those businesses that was a digital leader has now turned into an AI (artificial intelligence) company.


Cognizant in the News

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"The dawn of true digital business is just breaking and Asia Pacific is poised to corner a bulk of the economic rewards of business transformation," writes Manish Bahl. "For winning in an economy of algorithms, automation and AI, businesses and people will require new skills, new tools and rethinking of the human-machine relationship." "It would be pertinent to understand the changing nature of work, the changing nature of commerce, and the changing characteristics of success in this brave new world in 2017 and beyond. The focus on human-centric skills will increase sharply. The work ahead will require us to double down on the activities where humans have -- and will continue to have -- an advantage over machines (for example, collaborative problem-solving, creativity, abstract thinking, adapting to change, and so on).


How to Adopt AI in Your Business Cognizant @ WEF 2017

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Join Malcolm Frank, Cognizant EVP of Strategy, Paul Roehrig, VP of Cognizant Digital Business, and Ben Pring, VP and Director of the Cognizant Center for the Future of Work as they discuss the top technology item at The World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos, Switzerland: AI, automation and the impact of new machines on business and society. Hear their actionable advice and prescriptions for getting AHEAD in the new digital machine age, culled from their upcoming book, What to do When Machines Do Everything (John Wiley & Sons). Learn where AI is already impacting business and how to create practical and actionable plans that embed new machines into your organization's fabric to augment human capabilities and extend productivity.


World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 Cognizant Technology Solutions

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But as artificial intelligence (AI) advances and machines take over everything from driving our cars, diagnosing disease and managing our finances, profound questions emerge about the future of work and how organizations compete. Business leaders today have two options: be swallowed up by the ongoing machine revolution or ride the wave to enhanced profitability and better business. Cognizant is sharing its take on AI's far-reaching commercial and societal impact with WEF attendees in a by-invitation session moderated by Malcolm Frank, Cognizant's EVP of Strategy and Marketing and co-author of the forthcoming book What To Do When Machines Do Everything.


[session] Hyper-#DigitalTransformation @CloudExpo #ML #MachineLearning

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In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Kevin Benedict, Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, will discuss how this report, part of Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work's series on the WORK AHEAD, focuses on the most important trends and dynamics in the underlying technology that are at the heart of the digital transformation occurring all around us. Speaker Bio Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, SAP Mentor Alumnus, speaker, writer, and mobile and digital strategies expert. Join @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 7-9, 2016 in New York City, for three days of intense'Internet of Things' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) IoT's use in Vertical Markets. Cloud Expo, Big Data Expo and @ThingsExpo are registered trademarks of Cloud Expo, Inc., a SYS-CON Events company.


Cognizant: AI biggest driver of business change for the next 3 years

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"It's still not too late to get started, but if you aren't taking steps now to plan and act for 2020, much less 2025, you'll very quickly find yourself fighting a 21st century war with 20th century weapons," according to the study. But automation has the potential to free people from "rote" work, allowing them to apply themselves elsewhere. Though there is an underlying fear that advancements in AI will negatively harm the business, there is the potential that the technology will change for the better how employees work in the enterprise. It could also reshape how customers engage with the business, offering the potential for more market penetration.


my 2020 vision, AI Edition

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I got my double espresso, going to my office to check on my emails, messages, new data charts on my screen walls, remote and close friends pics, and bills to pay... Happy to see you again. What would you like to do today? Taras: You know: pay the bills, scan the news, check on new friends and past foes pics, my investments, finish my double espresso, take Buddy for a run. Then see what wify and kids want to do for the rest of the day when they wake up. Cortana: I took care of the phones, gas, electrical, internet and all the entertainment bills last night.


Artificial Intelligence: Humanity's Obsession

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Best of all, you don't even have to pay it. That is what users have at their fingertips these days. With Cortana spreading her reach, and Siri firmly established in Apple products' interfaces, it brings forth the question if the age of artificial intelligence has arrived. When I hear the word AI, I immediately think of HAL from "2001: A Space Odyssey." When HAL first comes onto the scene, he seems like an alright guy.


Technology is becoming the lifeblood of business: Jayajyoti Sengupta

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Cognizant recently announced a partnership to develop Blockchain solutions for secure record-keeping of documents for Japan's Mizuho Financial Group Inc. Could you share more details on what the partnership means for the company? As part of the deal with Mizuho Financial Group announced earlier this year, we will bring together our extensive financial services, consulting and digital technology expertise to design and develop a Blockchain solution for secure record-keeping of documents among Mizuho's group firms. Effectively addressing the dual mandate for clients requires partners that can combine strategy, technology and business consulting in one integrated model. Our strategy in Japan is to not just grow our business organically with MNCs (multinational companies) and local Japanese customers, but also to work closely with local partners to deepen understanding of Japanese market requirements and sharpen onsite service delivery and Japanese language capabilities.


Technology is becoming the lifeblood of business: Jayajyoti Sengupta

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Cognizant recently announced a partnership to develop Blockchain solutions for secure record-keeping of documents for Japan's Mizuho Financial Group Inc. Could you share more details on what the partnership means for the company? As part of the deal with Mizuho Financial Group announced earlier this year, we will bring together our extensive financial services, consulting and digital technology expertise to design and develop a Blockchain solution for secure record-keeping of documents among Mizuho's group firms. Effectively addressing the dual mandate for clients requires partners that can combine strategy, technology and business consulting in one integrated model. Our strategy in Japan is to not just grow our business organically with MNCs (multinational companies) and local Japanese customers, but also to work closely with local partners to deepen understanding of Japanese market requirements and sharpen onsite service delivery and Japanese language capabilities.