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  • GenAI impact on jobs: doom or boon?

    What is the likely impact of AI and GenAI in particular on jobs, especially in Europe? Two recent reports on the topic, one in the UK and another one in France shed light on this question. According to the French report, such impact could amount to 5%. Yet another case…

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  • Learning AI with the help of robots

    Thomas Deneux is the founder of Learning Robots whose aim is to help pupils, students and businesses to learn AI, with the help of home-made self-driving gizmos. These little machines on two wheels are more serious than you’d think. They are all about the teaching of advanced computing. Thomas described…

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  • Rendanheyi, the Haier Management Model

    It’s customary to turn to the US for management lessons, yet Haier, a Chinese company, has probably a lot to teach us too with its Rendanheyi management model. Jérôme Delacroix, a seasoned expert in Chinese management suggests that one could — ironically and provocatively — start copying Chinese companies’ management…

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  • Multicloud Synchronisation: Onecloud, Google Cloud and others

    How do you achieve multicloud synchronisation, i.e. the synchronisation between multiple clouds such as Onedrive, Google Drive and the other platforms that keep your precious files in the cloud? When these are spread across several incompatible services, this can quickly become mind-boggling. I discovered, somewhat by chance, a service (and even…

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  • Perceptron: A History of Neural Networks

    The Perceptron is the ancestor of Neural Networks and Generative AI, but it arrived 60 years too early and, above all, its promise was a tad overstated, to say the least. One started to imagine impossible things. Besides, artificial intelligence as no match for natural human resentment. Especially that of…

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  • How AI works

    Nobody understands how AI works

    No one knows now AI really works an MIT reviewer states. A little while ago, at the beginning of 2024, we released a piece stating that the AI revolution would not take place. We understand that this was a very bold move. A few readers laughed, most dismissed the idea…

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  • Naturally Smart Writing, Beyond the Artificial

    This piece is about proposing a framework for smart human writing. There’s such a flurry of social media content on AI one can legitimately feel bewildered. Every day we are overwhelmed with new GenAI tools, all deemed more “revolutionary” than those we had the day before. But do these tools really make…

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  • The AI ‘revolution’ will not take place

    Just like the Trojan war, the AI “revolution” will not take place*. Today’s topic is the inevitable generative AI. This is the perfect opportunity for us to discuss what a technological revolution is or isn’t. Here are our thoughts, and we might as well warn you that we are putting our…

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    Surviving the Content Shock In The Age of GenAI

    Will marketers survive the content shock in the age of AI? The Omnes Education Group launched a cross-organisational programme in English called “Content creation in the age of AI” to help its students better understand GenAI. Close to 1,000 students will be certified in this program by early February 2024.…

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  • Impact IA générative sur le CRM

    Can GenAI have an impact on CRM?

    According to a recent Forrester report (How Generative AI Will Transform CRM), GenAI may have significant and beneficial impacts on Customer Relationship Management systems and practices. The real question is, however, how effective GenAI could be when it comes to handling various customer-facing tasks? And how easily could it adapt to…

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  • GEN AI and Content Marketing: Learning from experience

    Are Gen AI and content compatible? Adobe organised a round table discussion on that subject during their Experience Makers conference in Paris in early November. The debate brought together a few digital experts. During this discussion, I mentioned that there were limitations to Gen AI images and that they weren’t…

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    Forrester’s Green Market Revolution

    The green market revolution (impacts, how to adapt and change retail business models and organisations) was the title of Forrester‘s Thomas Husson’s Keynote at the Paris Retail Week 2023 Trade Show. A topic of vital interest to our readers and ourselves. We interviewed Thomas to better understand how urgent the…

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