Preparing Leaders For The Artificial Intelligence Age

Founder and CEO, Analytics Insight, providing organizations with strategic insights on disruptive technologies. 

Technological disruptions are redefining the era of rapid business transformation and changing the future of work, management, the implications for organizations and how they can navigate to the next horizon.

Artificial intelligence is one of the most disruptive technologies fueling this radical transformation. AI is replacing the nature, scope and scale of work and forcing enterprises to revise traditional business models in order to stay competitive.

As AI impacts businesses of all shapes and sizes across all industries, there is no reason to believe that leadership will be spared from the influence of AI. In fact, I believe it is very likely that AI will supplement many aspects of leadership, including responsibilities related to the processing of facts and information.

Although such changes bring valid concerns to leaders, it is also important to understand how

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A New Golden Age Of Sailing Is Here: Where Is The Leadership?

The next decade will see more innovation in ocean-bound technologies than possibly the past 100 years combined.

Advances in low cost private satellites, artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, cloud data storage and communication, are opening up new frontiers in ocean bound transportation. However, a surprising propulsion technology is also making an appearance that could re-disrupt the global shipping industry: wind.

Wind is about to make a big comeback in shipping. New ship designs being experimented with that include a combination of hard sails, rotating cylinders, kites and bubbles underneath the hull show just how radically different large, ocean bound ships could look by 2030.

Wind powered vessels are significantly lower polluting than the heavy fuel oils currently being used in shipping around the world.

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Age not just a number: Causes of joint stiffness differ between older and younger adults


IMAGE: Probes 1 and 5 measured deep fascia, probe 2 measured the sciatic nerve, and probes 3-4 measured various calf muscles.
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Credit: Part of Figure 1 in Associations between Range of Motion and Tissue Stiffness in Young and Older People by Hirata et al., published in Medicine & Science in Sports &…

Our lives, and our bodies, are dynamic. The physical state of someone in their twenties is probably vastly different from that of someone in their fifties. Naturally, healthcare should also be oriented differently to different age groups. Older people are more likely to fall and hurt themselves because their joints are less flexible than younger people. To minimize these risks and improve quality of life among elderly individuals, it is important to develop measures that improve physical abilities. However, doing so requires a better understanding of the factors that affect joint flexibility, or range of motion

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Memories of past events retain remarkable fidelity even as we age — ScienceDaily

Scientists studying the complex relationship between aging and memory have found that in a controlled experiment, people can remember the details about past events with a surprising 94% accuracy, even accounting for age. These results, published in the journal Psychological Science, suggest that the stories we tell about past events are accurate, although details tend to fade with time.

“These results are surprising to many, given the general pessimism about memory accuracy among scientists and the prevalent idea that memory for one-time events is not to be trusted,” said Nicholas Diamond, the study’s lead researcher, a former graduate student at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute (RRI), and currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.

About 400 academics, including memory scientists, surveyed as part of this study estimated memory accuracy to be around 40% at best, expecting this score to be even lower for older participants or when greater

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Yellow Brick Games debuts with Dragon Age creator Mike Laidlaw

Yellow Brick Games has debuted has a new studio led by video game industry veterans Mike Laidlaw (former creative director of the Dragon Age series), Thomas Giroux, Jeff Skalski, and Frédéric St-Laurent B.

It’s another example of the boom in game studios, fueled by historic growth during the pandemic and support from game venture capital funds, which have invested billions of dollars in more than 100 studios in the past nine months.

The team has opened an independent studio dedicated to making original games. The developers have had leading roles in studios at Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, and BioWare. They worked on big franchises like Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Watch Dogs, and Assassin’s Creed. Now the team is working on its first major project in Québec City, Canada, which has become a big hub for gaming.

“We have learned a lot from working on world-class, multi-year projects with thousands of colleagues,

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7 Tips for Thriving and Surviving in This Age of Uncertainty

With all the uncertainty in the world today, its hard for any business owner or entrepreneur to stay positive. Based on my experience and a business advisor and mentor, this is the ideal time to get back to the basics of business leadership and innovation.

There is no magic formula, but I’m certain one of the keys is to build and maintain a positive team culture, despite all the unknowns.

For example, I’ve always been impressed with how improvisational comedy never loses its positive impact, no matter how controversial the subject matter. It draws on the current social culture and harsh realities to make everyone approach a negative subject with a fresh look and innovative approaches.

Here are some ways that same outlook can be applied to your business:

1. Try new things, and keep the focus on learning.

Make sure everyone on your team sees every new business experiment

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Global Cross-Border Telemedicine in the Age of COVID-19

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CloudHospital Inc, based in Seoul, South Korea, has launched a proprietary cross-border telemedicine service with access to some of the world’s top doctors in all major specialties, as well as general medicine and cosmetics surgery. CloudHospital represents some of the best hospitals and doctors with close to three thousand doctors around the world, close to three hundred hospitals and clinics, and over 1300 specialties from top medical services providing countries such as South Korea, India, Turkey, Thailand, UAE, Spain, Israel, Germany, Bulgaria, Poland, Singapore, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan and the USA.

Patients can conveniently browse and book online from the convenience of their home or office with 24/7/365 dedicated support from CloudHospital’s experience staff. CloudHospital’s proprietary video conferencing system provides

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Antibiotic exposure in children under age 2 associated with chronic conditions — ScienceDaily

Children under age 2 who take antibiotics are at greater risk for childhood-onset asthma, respiratory allergies, eczema, celiac disease, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a paper written jointly by Mayo Clinic and Rutgers researchers.

In a study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the researchers looked at 14,572 children born in Olmsted County, Minn., between 2003 and 2011, 70 percent of whom received at least one antibiotic prescription during their first two years, primarily for respiratory or ear infections.

The findings are consistent with the hypothesis that the composition of the microbiome — the trillions of beneficial microorganisms that live in and on our bodies — plays a critical role in the early development of immunity, metabolism and behavior.

“The evolution of drug-resistant bacteria exemplifies one unintended consequence of antibiotic overuse,” said co-author Martin Blaser, director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at

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This farmer’s field was once a powerful stronghold in Iron Age Norway

In June, archaeologists began unearthing a Viking ship from a farmer’s field in eastern Norway. The 1,000- to 1,200-year-old ship was probably the grave of a local king or jarl, and it once lay beneath a monumental burial mound. A 2018 ground-penetrating radar survey of a site called Gjellestad, on the fertile coastal plain of Vikiletta, revealed the buried ship.

The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research, or NIKU, announced the ship find in 2018, and it announced earlier in 2020 that excavations would begin over the summer to save the vessel from wood-eating fungus. NIKU archaeologist Lars Gustavsen and his colleagues’ recent study is the first academic publication of the survey results, and it includes the previously announced Gjellestad ship burial as well as the other ancient tombs and buildings. In the recently published paper, the radar images reveal the ghosts of an ancient landscape surrounding the royal tomb:

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Archaeologists Discover Viking Age Ship Burial in Norway

Archaeologists using radar technology have discovered a millennium-old ship burial in southeastern Norway, at a site that they hope will offer clues about life during the period after the fall of the Roman Empire through the end of the Viking Age.

Lars Gustavsen, a researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research and the lead author of a paper on the findings, published Wednesday in the journal Antiquity, said his team made the discovery in April 2018 in Gjellestad, Norway. A farmer notified the local authorities about his plans to build drainage ditches in one of his fields, prompting the archaeological survey.

“Before we started we knew about maybe one other site like it in that area,” Mr. Gustavsen said. “Now we have another one that could probably provide us with more information about how society was built, what kind of political system they had, what kind of technological

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