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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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AMD is preparing Ryzen 5000 APUs for laptops, but not all will be Zen 3-based

Something to look forward to: AMD kicked off an excellent year of tech with the release of Renoir, the Ryzen 4000 series mobile APUs. Now their replacements are due: but lightning rarely strikes twice, and it appears that AMD isn’t ready for another revolution.

The new Ryzen mobile series is suspected to have a mix of Zen 2 and Zen 3 parts, according to different leaks as shown in the table below (courtesy of NotebookCheck).

Code-named Lucienne (pronounced lucy-en), a feminine French name meaning ‘light,’ when the processors release, they’ll join AMD’s desktop parts in going by the Ryzen 5000 series nomenclature. But Lucienne parts won’t use the new Zen 3 architecture, instead, they’ll use Zen 2 and stick to the same Vega graphics.

It is suspected Lucienne will be offered in budget and mainstream laptops, while the ‘Cezanne’ Ryzen 5000 APUs will get the upgrade to Zen 3 and

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Preparing for Information Blocking Rules

Healthcare providers are subject to a vast array of privacy laws but, until recently, still had discretion in fulfilling requests for information. Now, new rules governing “information blocking” will curtail this discretion and impose new compliance risks in fulfilling requests for healthcare information. “Information blocking” is the prohibited practice of interfering with access, exchange, or use of electronic health information (“EHI”). This Legal Update will outline (1) who must comply with the new rules, (2) the basic requirements of the new information blocking rules, (3) the relevant exceptions to these requirements, and (4) practical considerations for health care providers seeking to comply with the new rules by the compliance date in April 2021.

1. Who Must Comply with the New Rules?

The new rules apply to “actors” which include health care providers, health IT developers, and health information networks or exchanges.1 This Legal Update will

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How Social Media Platforms Are Preparing for the Election, And the Aftermath

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As stores run low on plywood barricades, guns fly off the shelves, and the president plans not to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, social media companies have begrudgingly developed contingency plans for election day and the confusion that’s sure to follow. Belying most of these policies are the likely scenarios that 1) a candidate will claim victory before the results are determined and 2) there will be some level of violence, potentially spurred on by misinformation. Let’s take a look at what they’re doing to mitigate that.

Keep in mind that these companies often talk a good game, but then fall well short of moderating content up to their self-imposed standards. As such, we continue to pray a solar flare will wipe out the internet today, but the odds of anything good happening this year just aren’t in

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Preparing for science in the exascale era | US Department of Energy Science News


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ALCF Director Michael Papka welcomes researchers to a three-day Aurora workshop held at Argonne in February. (Credit: Argonne National Laboratory)

From mapping the human brain to accelerating the discovery of new materials, the power of exascale computing promises to advance the frontiers of some of the world’s most ambitious scientific endeavors.

But applying the immense processing power of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) upcoming exascale systems to such problems is no trivial task. Researchers from across the high-performance computing (HPC) community are working to develop software tools, codes and methods that can fully exploit the innovative accelerator-based supercomputers scheduled to arrive at DOE national laboratories starting in 2021.

“All of our efforts to prepare for Aurora are central to enabling science on day one. We have all hands on deck to ensure the system is ready for scientists, and scientists

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