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IBM i Pulse: January 18th, 2019

Posted by Tim Losee on Jan 17, 2019 1:58:53 PM


Glad to have you back for this week's IBM i Pulse! Each week we'll take a deeper look at the latest IBM i and Profound Logic news. This week we are looking at what to be focusing on in the future of AI and an interview with a former IBM Liaison turned IBM i consultant. 

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Five AI Trends Enterprises Will Focus on in 2019 by Tania Rahman

 At the recent AI Summit, the world's largest AI event for business and global enterprises, companies of all sizes and from all industries had the ability to learn about AI and how it is and will continue to transform productivity through technology. This two-day event included virtual reality demos, industry leader sessions, and keynotes held by some of the biggest names in innovation and leading researchers in AI. The topics of all keynotes and sessions focused on the lessons learned in AI. Here are 5 key trends businesses are focusing on with AI in 2019:

  • Trust and Transparency in AI Decisions 
  • Extending AI Outside the Organization
  • Making AI Accessible to Every Employee 
  • Hiring for a Diversity of Skills and Perspectives
  • Embracing Change and Adopting a First-Mover Mindset

Review the details of each trend here

Dawn May Discusses Her Passion for Teaching IBM i by Paul Tuohy

In this edition of iTalk with Tuohy, Paul interviews former IBM Liaison Dawn May about her new endeavors as an IBM i consultant and her passion for teaching IBM i. Here are a few highlights of the interview:

"I had a fabulous career with IBM. I started out doing some tests and I went from tests down into licensed internal code development and communications. I did x25 and release 1 of the AS/400, but over the years I had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of the systems―from communications into work management and diagnostic tools, performance management―So I did a little bit of everything, it was fabulous. And I sort of decided, you know, I'd never been in the real world. I maybe should give that a try."

"You know that decision took me some time because I wasn't sure I wanted to venture out on my own, but I concluded yup, I want to be my own boss and do what I want to do. I've discovered with all the years I had in a development organization that I really like troubleshooting, finding problems, fixing problems. That was a big part of what I did when I worked at IBM in―several of the roles I had was to sort of modernize internal parts of the operating system―and I really liked when I worked with the performance area."

"There is certainly a lot of new people coming to the platform, general education about IBM i, why it's so wonderful, the wonderful things that it can do. I just think there's an opportunity to make people more aware of everything that they have when they work on this platform."

To see and hear the whole interview click here

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