Augmented Intelligence – The Business Power of Human–Machine Collaboration
The AI revolution is moving at a breakneck speed. Organizations are beginning to invest in innovative ways to monetize their data through the use of artificial intelligence. Businesses need to understand the reality of AI. To be successful, it is imperative that organizations understand that augmented intelligence is the secret to success. Augmented Intelligence: The Business Power of Human–Machine Collaboration is about the process of combining human and machine intelligence. This book provides business leaders and AI data experts with an understanding of the value of augmented intelligence and its ability to help win competitive markets.
This book focuses on the requirement to clearly manage the foundational data used for augmented intelligence. It focuses on the risks of improper data use and delves into the ethics and governance of data in the era of augmented intelligence. In this book, we explore the difference between weak augmentation that is based on automating well understood processes and strong augmentation that is designed to rethink business processes through the inclusion of data, AI and machine learning.
About Judith Hurwitz (Boston, Massachusetts Author)
Judith is a technology consultant, analyst, author and thought leader. As president of research and consulting firm, Hurwitz & Associates, Judith’s work has focused on emerging technology including cloud computing, big data, software development, computing management, and security. She is a technology strategist, thought leader, speaker, and author. She founded two other companies -- CycleBridge, a life science software consulting firm and Hurwitz Group, Inc. a research and analyst firm. She has worked in various corporations including Apollo Computer, and John Hancock. In 2011 she authored a business leadership book, Smart or Lucky? How Technology Leaders Turn Chance into Success (Jossey Bass, 2011). Judith is a co-author of nine books in addition to Augmented Intelligence including Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics (Wiley Publishing 2015), Cloud for Dummies (Wiley Publishing 2020), and Big Data for Dummies (Wiley Publishing 2013). In addition, she contributed a chapter to Intuition, Trust, and Analytics (CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, 2018). Judith holds BS and MS degrees from Boston University. She is a member of Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Board. Judith serves on several advisory boards for emerging companies and she is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
About Dan Kirsch (Co-Author)
Daniel (Dan) is an consultant, analyst and thought leader focused on how emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning, advanced analytics, are impacting businesses. In particular, Dan is particularly interested in how these emerging technologies impact business’ approach to information security, governance, risk and ethics. Dan has consulted directly with leadership at technology firms who design and deliver security solutions to market. He provides advisory services to technology vendors assisting them to align their solutions with enterprise requirements. Dan is viewed as an expert in understanding security solutions and mapping them to the complex needs of business across industries. Dan has developed Hurwitz & Associates security audit and assessment tools. These tools assist customers determine where they are in achieving compliance and practical steps to achieve compliance. Dan is a thought leader and advisor to his customers in the adoption of security solutions in a mobile and cloud enabled world. Dan’s focus areas are increasingly gaining attention, as they are critical to enhancing an organization’s business while also protecting their revenue and reputation.
Dan earned his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Union College in New York and a J.D. from Boston College Law School where he focused on emerging corporate strategies and intellectual property. As an attorney, Dan represented start-ups, cloud computing ventures, and young companies seeking financing. Dan is a co-author of Cloud for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons 2020), Hybrid Cloud for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons, 2012) as well as of reports and custom publications in the areas of security, mobility and analytics