Data collection by businesses and governments has been creeping up on us for quite some time. From a cultural perspective, Australians generally expect personal privacy to be respected by governments, and our governments have typically argued on the world stage that democracy and “surveillance societies” are incompatible. Alongside this cultural norm, many organisations doing business … Continue reading How much data does AI really need to learn something useful?
Artificial intelligence has had more than a few false dawns. Academic research started in the field in the 1950s, and an AI villain helped catapult the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey to fame in 1968. But while a lot of valuable AI computing methodologies have been conceived and demonstrated over the last 60 years, until … Continue reading AI in the workplace needs a lot more accountability, less secrecy
The Australian federal government decided in 2018 to form the Australian Digital Council, a Ministerial Council goaled with finding ways to better coordinate data sharing and collaboration between different State and Federal government entities. Finding common ground amongst State and Federal government leaders is difficult at the best of times, so after only one year … Continue reading Will government data sharing become an outcome of digital service redesign?
In the world of business, today’s leaders exist in a Darwinian fight for survival, where high rates of change and uncertainty are the key pressures determining their future. Using Darwin’s theories, you might say that in business, it is not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent, but those most responsive to change. The … Continue reading Why Performance Management Systems Fail to Deliver Better Performance