book is a concise infographic briefing on the most noteworthy
developments in artificial intelligence. AI now incorporates Things,
People, Process and Data. This quantum leap requires a whole new way
of thinking and acting if we are to reap the benefits and understand
the potentially catastrophic downsides.
What They Are Saying About This Book
Cognitive Computing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence,
Internet of Things, and so forth -- it sure seems there are more
buzzwords floating around than usual. Peter Fingar reviews what
they mean and more importantly how they relate to each other. An
As we move into the Fourth Industrial Revolution as described by the
World Economic Forum, what becomes more important than what you know
is an awareness of all that you don’t know. This concise book is an
effective starting point for gaining that awareness of the tech that
is redefining the game.
A brilliant and informative little gem of a book, which comes as a call to action no business or IT professional who cares about our world can afford to ignore. Well worth anyone’s time.
--Sue Bushell, Editor, CIO Government Magazine, Australia
With technological developments in Cognitive Computing moving at light speed, this book comes not a minute too soon and is written by the right person. Peter Fingar, a veteran in the IT Industry is always capable of presenting the latest technological development in the right context. The reader is taken along the path of Cognitive Computing and will get an insight in the great impact on any organization and society as a whole.
--Frits Bussemaker, Chairman, Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age
The Cognitive Internet of Everything is going to have significant impacts on businesses, individuals and collaborations of all kinds. When we look back a short ten years from now, we will be wondering what we ever did before all people, processes, data or machines were not enhanced by the cognitive wave. We will all be different in our roles as executives, employees, contractors, consumers, and people participating in many contexts. Machines will be equally supercharged by cognitive smarts and we all will be leveraging live data with conforming processes that revolve around changing needs. New balances will be struck between customers and organizations, people and machines, process resources and superintelligence in various new ways. You’re in for a ride.
--Jim Sinur, Author and Vice President, Emeritus, Gartner
The Cognitive Internet of Everything changes how we view
the future of business and the role of AI. The concepts in this book
open up an entirely new dimension when we think about how we
architect and transform businesses on a scale many of us have not
--Jane Mason, CEO, eClarifire
For as long as I’ve been a tech, Peter Fingar has been one of the leading voices pointing the way into the future. Now that the future has truly arrived, there is no better book to fully understand the potential of all these powerful technologies coming together than The Cognitive Internet of Everything.
--Peter Schooff, Managing Editor at BPM.com
As the world continues to change rapidly, authors who can give us clear descriptions of the changes are needed. Peter Fingar is such an author. His latest book is required reading for all people who wish to quickly overview the paradigm and some of the details of the Cognitive Internet of Everything.
--Dr. Thomas Greene, Research Staff Emeritus, MIT-Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Peter Fingar is a fun guy, which isn’t an attribute I would use to describe most people in the information technology field. But who else would publish a picture book about the intersection of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things? Okay, it’s not exactly just pictures—more like a series of infographics—and there are word-based captions on the pages too. But if it takes you more than an hour or so to get through the book you are definitely taking too long!
What will you get for your brief investment of time? Well, the book includes:
· A series of interesting factoids about the rapid pace of change in information technology—memorize a few and use them to astound your boss or your cocktail party companions;
· · Undeniable evidence that we need AI—or cognitive systems if you prefer—to make sense of all the data that is being generated every second;
· · A call to action—for you as an individual to get up to speed on these issues, and for organizations to embrace this revolution or go out of business.
That’s a far greater ratio of insights to time investment than most books provide. So stop reading this foreword and get on with the fun pictures!
Thomas H. Davenport
Distinguished Professor, Babson College; Research Fellow, MIT; Senior Advisor, Deloitte
Author of Competing on Analytics and The AI Advantage
Table of Contents
Introduction and a Hello 2 – 3
Three Eras of Computing 4
Artificial Intelligence 5
The MoSAIC 6
The Internet of Everything 7-8
Big Data 9 – 11
Slate Magazine Quote 12
Gartner Quote 13
Cognitive Computing 14 -5
Affective Computing 16 – 19
Commonsense Knowledge 20
Cognition as a Service 21
Cognitive Computers 22
Cognitive Era of BPM 23 – 27
Business Architecture 28
Applications and Uses 29 – 33
Symbiosis or Genocide 34 – 35
What to Do 36 – 38
Universal Basic Income 39
Conclusions 40 – 43
About the Author 44
About the Author
PETER FINGAR is an internationally
recognized expert on business strategy, globalization and business
process management. He's a practitioner with over fifty years of
hands-on experience at the intersection of business and technology.
He is an author of 26 best-selling books, most recently Cognitive
Computing, a Brief Guide for Game Changers. His seminal book,
Business Process Management: The Third Wave is widely recognized as
a key launch pad for the BPM trend in the 21st Century.
SCOTTIE JACOB FINGAR, RN,
BSN, MA, AHN-BC, LMT is an Advanced Board-Certified Holistic Nurse
and Nursing Educator. For the past fifteen years she has taught
psychosocial and medical-surgical nursing at Hillsborough Community
College in Tampa, Florida, where she is a tenured Associate
Professor. Whereas Peter’s background is High Tech, Scottie’s
background is High Touch. Her MA from Goddard College focused on
Holistic and Integrative Nursing, a specialty that infuses her
teaching. She has used gentle breathwork, insight meditation, guided
imagery and visualization, music and sound, art, therapeutic
movement, InterPlay, energy-based therapies and massage in her work
with clients and patients across the lifespan, in care settings
ranging from wellness to ICU, chemical dependency, developmental
disability, childbirth, and hospice. She is particularly interested
in the potential that advanced technology holds for enhancing human
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