IDG Contributor Network: AI – hype or here today?

Gartner has a tool known as the “hype cycle.” It shows where a technology stands on a curve that represents the lifecycle of that technology — including the peak of its “hype,” or inflated expectations, followed by the low point of missed expectations, or the “trough of disillusionment.” The lifecycle finally ends as the technology achieves what they refer to as the “plateau of productivity.” 

AI is currently at the top of this hype cycle, discussed in every tech news cycle and mentioned with predictions of dire consequences from some of the greatest minds today. So, the question I’m sometimes asked is, “Why now?” Aren’t we headed toward that “trough of disillusionment” where we realize that Siri won’t cook dinner and Alexa won’t take out the trash next week like we’d hoped? 

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Gartner has a tool known as the “hype cycle.” It shows where a technology stands on a curve that represents the lifecycle of that technology — including the peak of its “hype,” or inflated expectations, followed by the low point of missed expectations, or the “trough of disillusionment.” The lifecycle finally ends as the technology achieves what they refer to as the “plateau of productivity.” 

AI is currently at the top of this hype cycle, discussed in every tech news cycle and mentioned with predictions of dire consequences from some of the greatest minds today. So, the question I’m sometimes asked is, “Why now?” Aren’t we headed toward that “trough of disillusionment” where we realize that Siri won’t cook dinner and Alexa won’t take out the trash next week like we’d hoped? 

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BrandPost: Thinking About Automating Your Enterprise Processes? Ask These 3 Questions

Today’s breakneck pace of work is driven by multiple streams of process that require updates and approvals. This means that all too often, important decisions are regularly delayed in the wait for information from an on-the-go project manager or a quick approval from a busy executive. What should be a fast task becomes a time-wasting experience for everyone when information is lost in the daily flood of communication.

To address this productivity-killing cycle, multiple solutions for the enterprise have emerged – everything from traditional workflow management systems that have been a solution for process automation for years, to emerging work management tools, with features for automated routing, tracking, and notifications, that can easily simplify and accelerate routine processes.

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Today’s breakneck pace of work is driven by multiple streams of process that require updates and approvals. This means that all too often, important decisions are regularly delayed in the wait for information from an on-the-go project manager or a quick approval from a busy executive. What should be a fast task becomes a time-wasting experience for everyone when information is lost in the daily flood of communication.

To address this productivity-killing cycle, multiple solutions for the enterprise have emerged – everything from traditional workflow management systems that have been a solution for process automation for years, to emerging work management tools, with features for automated routing, tracking, and notifications, that can easily simplify and accelerate routine processes.

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BrandPost: Thinking About Automating Your Enterprise Processes? Ask These 3 Questions

Today’s breakneck pace of work is driven by multiple streams of process that require updates and approvals. This means that all too often, important decisions are regularly delayed in the wait for information from an on-the-go project manager or a quick approval from a busy executive. What should be a fast task becomes a time-wasting experience for everyone when information is lost in the daily flood of communication.

To address this productivity-killing cycle, multiple solutions for the enterprise have emerged – everything from traditional workflow management systems that have been a solution for process automation for years, to emerging work management tools, with features for automated routing, tracking, and notifications, that can easily simplify and accelerate routine processes.

To read this article in full, please click here

Today’s breakneck pace of work is driven by multiple streams of process that require updates and approvals. This means that all too often, important decisions are regularly delayed in the wait for information from an on-the-go project manager or a quick approval from a busy executive. What should be a fast task becomes a time-wasting experience for everyone when information is lost in the daily flood of communication.

To address this productivity-killing cycle, multiple solutions for the enterprise have emerged – everything from traditional workflow management systems that have been a solution for process automation for years, to emerging work management tools, with features for automated routing, tracking, and notifications, that can easily simplify and accelerate routine processes.

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Uber launches mobile web version in India, pilots offline search, call to get a ride and more

Uber today at its ‘Building for India’ event launched  m.uber.com, a light mobile web version. It also piloted new app features – offline search, request for a guest and call to book a ride, ahead of roll out. m.uber.com is targeted at riders who have basic smartphones, that can support web browsing but cannot support mobile … Continue reading “Uber launches mobile web version in India, pilots offline search, call to get a ride and more”

Uber today at its ‘Building for India’ event launched  m.uber.com, a light mobile web version. It also piloted new app features – offline search, request for a guest and call to book a ride, ahead of roll out. m.uber.com is targeted at riders who have basic smartphones, that can support web browsing but cannot support mobile … Continue reading "Uber launches mobile web version in India, pilots offline search, call to get a ride and more"

OnePlus 3 and 3T OxygenOS beta update brings new Do Not Disturb UI, standby battery optimizations and more

OnePlus rolled out the Android 8.0 (Oreo) update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones last month . Now it has released new Oreo-based open betas (Beta 18 for OnePlus 3T and Beta 27 for OnePlus 3) that brings new UI for DND, optimizations for standby battery usage, performance improvements along with bug fixes and optimizations OnePlus says there … Continue reading “OnePlus 3 and 3T OxygenOS beta update brings new Do Not Disturb UI, standby battery optimizations and more”

OnePlus rolled out the Android 8.0 (Oreo) update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones last month . Now it has released new Oreo-based open betas (Beta 18 for OnePlus 3T and Beta 27 for OnePlus 3) that brings new UI for DND, optimizations for standby battery usage, performance improvements along with bug fixes and optimizations OnePlus says there … Continue reading "OnePlus 3 and 3T OxygenOS beta update brings new Do Not Disturb UI, standby battery optimizations and more"

Twitter offers more space for hate

I’ve been avoiding Twitter lately, and I’m not likely to return anytime soon. Twitter has long been a haven for hate, and its half-assed attempts to rein in abusive behavior don’t give me much confidence that it will improve. Twitter Support and the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, talk a good game, but when it comes down to actually doing something to make the platform less toxic, well, let’s just say they fall short (read: fail miserably). 

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Twitter offers more space for hate

I’ve been avoiding Twitter lately, and I’m not likely to return anytime soon. Twitter has long been a haven for hate, and its half-assed attempts to rein in abusive behavior don’t give me much confidence that it will improve. Twitter Support and the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, talk a good game, but when it comes down to actually doing something to make the platform less toxic, well, let’s just say they fall short (read: fail miserably). 

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Airtel, Karbonn launch A1 Indian and A41 Power 4G phones at effective price of Rs. 1799 and Rs. 1849

Airtel partnered with Karbonn Mobiles last month to launch Karbonn A40 Indian, 4G VoLTE phone at an effective price of Rs. 1399. Later it launched the  Celkon Smart 4G at an effective price of Rs. 1349. Now it has launched two more Karbonn 4G VoLTE smartphones – Karbonn A1 Indian with support for 22 Indian languages and A41 Power with … Continue reading “Airtel, Karbonn launch A1 Indian and A41 Power 4G phones at effective price of Rs. 1799 and Rs. 1849”

Airtel partnered with Karbonn Mobiles last month to launch Karbonn A40 Indian, 4G VoLTE phone at an effective price of Rs. 1399. Later it launched the  Celkon Smart 4G at an effective price of Rs. 1349. Now it has launched two more Karbonn 4G VoLTE smartphones – Karbonn A1 Indian with support for 22 Indian languages and A41 Power with … Continue reading "Airtel, Karbonn launch A1 Indian and A41 Power 4G phones at effective price of Rs. 1799 and Rs. 1849"

What is Six Sigma? Streamlining quality management

What is Six Sigma?

Six Sigma is a quality management methodology used to help businesses improve current processes, products or services by discovering and eliminating defects. The goal is to streamline quality control in manufacturing or business processes so there is little to no variance throughout.

Six Sigma was trademarked by Motorola in 1993, but it references the Greek letter sigma, which is a statistical symbol that represents a standard deviation. Motorola used the term because a Six Sigma process is expected to be defect-free 99.99966 percent of the time — allowing for 3.4 defective features for every million opportunities. Motorola initially set this goal for its own manufacturing operations, but it quickly became a buzzword and widely adopted standard.

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What is Six Sigma?

Six Sigma is a quality management methodology used to help businesses improve current processes, products or services by discovering and eliminating defects. The goal is to streamline quality control in manufacturing or business processes so there is little to no variance throughout.

Six Sigma was trademarked by Motorola in 1993, but it references the Greek letter sigma, which is a statistical symbol that represents a standard deviation. Motorola used the term because a Six Sigma process is expected to be defect-free 99.99966 percent of the time — allowing for 3.4 defective features for every million opportunities. Motorola initially set this goal for its own manufacturing operations, but it quickly became a buzzword and widely adopted standard.

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What is Six Sigma? Streamlining quality management

What is Six Sigma?

Six Sigma is a quality management methodology used to help businesses improve current processes, products or services by discovering and eliminating defects. The goal is to streamline quality control in manufacturing or business processes so there is little to no variance throughout.

Six Sigma was trademarked by Motorola in 1993, but it references the Greek letter sigma, which is a statistical symbol that represents a standard deviation. Motorola used the term because a Six Sigma process is expected to be defect-free 99.99966 percent of the time — allowing for 3.4 defective features for every million opportunities. Motorola initially set this goal for its own manufacturing operations, but it quickly became a buzzword and widely adopted standard.

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What is Six Sigma?

Six Sigma is a quality management methodology used to help businesses improve current processes, products or services by discovering and eliminating defects. The goal is to streamline quality control in manufacturing or business processes so there is little to no variance throughout.

Six Sigma was trademarked by Motorola in 1993, but it references the Greek letter sigma, which is a statistical symbol that represents a standard deviation. Motorola used the term because a Six Sigma process is expected to be defect-free 99.99966 percent of the time — allowing for 3.4 defective features for every million opportunities. Motorola initially set this goal for its own manufacturing operations, but it quickly became a buzzword and widely adopted standard.

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