When you’re having a really bad day, chances are good your friends are going to notice, even if you don’t say a word. They’ll notice your facial expression … your sagging body language … a lack of energy or joy in your voice. Most of us prefer to be around people who notice these things—people who really understand us. And that’s why emotional intelligence (EQ) has become such an important spoke in the wheel of AI development.
It’s been said that Thomas Edison designed thousands of light bulb prototypes before he created one that could actually be used by the masses. Imagine if he had thrown in the towel after his first 10 attempts? Or his first 1,000? Well over 125 years later, business is starting to recognize the method to Edison’s madness: failing fast to create lasting innovation.
Big data. Data mining. Data lakes—and data swamps. Today, data is everywhere we look, and most businesses have made it a top priority to gather as much of it as they possibly can—but often, that’s where the story ends. In fact, there is so much data being produced in today’s digital landscape—2.5 exabytes every single day—that it can be completely overwhelming to work through it.