Is Chief AI Officer the Next Hot Job?
The proliferation of artificial intelligence has some calling for a new C-level role.
AI is everywhere. Companies are using it to better mine their data and serve their customers. But do they need a Chief AI Officer or will that lead to AI being used for AI’s sake even when it doesn’t benefit business outcomes?
Will Your Organization Have a CAIO?
With the rise of artificial intelligence as a competitive advantage at many organizations, some have called for creating the role of Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer. But that might be bad for business, says AI proponent Kristian Hammond. [Harvard Business Review]
Blame the Robots for Job Losses
There’s a lot of debate in the U.S. over what is causing declines in factory jobs. But a new study shows that when one or more industrial robots are added to a factory, there’s a decline of 6.2 jobs for area workers. [Recode]
Social Networks: The Oxygen of Fake News
Let’s face it: We like to read/hear things that back up our own opinions, and social networks are the perfect vehicle for this. A University of Washington professor says, “The information networks we’ve built are almost perfectly designed to exploit psychological vulnerabilities of rumor.” Does that mean doughnuts really aren’t healthy? [Seattle Times]
Email: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Every new communication medium—instant messaging, Snapchat, Slack—brings out the masses that say email is dying. Not so fast, says Walt Mossberg. [Recode]
What Superpowers Do IT Pros Want?
A survey of IT pros shows what superpowers they’d like to have: Invisibility and teleportation. The latter would be great for trips back and forth to the opposite coast. [Network World]