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Peter J. Denning, Editor in ChiefThe digitally connected world has become a large, swirling sea of information stripped of context.

We help our readers make sense of it, find meaning in it, learn what to trust, and prepare for the future that may show up. "Ubiquity and Your Future

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AI Powers the Digital Economy

by Jeff Riley

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has had a profound impact on the digital economy. We explore that impact, and outline how AI technologies, including machine learning and big data analytics, have revolutionized sectors such as eCommerce, finance, supply chain, logistics, and manufacturing. The integration of AI has led to increased efficiency, personalized customer experiences, and significant transformations in traditional business models. We anticipate continued growth in AI's influence on the digital economy, with the Internet of Things contributing to even more data-driven advancements. AI is a driving force powering and shaping the future of the digital economy.



Fundamental Writing Tips and Techniques

by Philip Yaffe

The principles of good writing are universal; they apply in all languages. However, different languages have different ways of expressing things. For example, English has a predilection toward using the gerund form, erg, "Running is good for health" rather than the infinitive "To run is good for health." By contrast, other languages, such as French, prefer the infinitive and would view the gerund as unnatural, and therefore distracting. However, in whatever language you write, such differences will always be secondary to the fundamental principles and techniques. ...


How to Write and Speak Clearly and Concisely without Insulting Your Audience's Intelligence

by Philip Yaffe

People who are serious about effective writing and speaking are eager to learn and emulate the principles and practices of professionals in the field. In particular, they often worry about their text or presentation being too long, i.e., "over-explaining" for fear of insulting their audience's intelligence. This is a legitimate concern. However, "too long" doesn't actually mean what many people think it means. Let's correct this damaging misapprehension. ...


A Conversation with Ken Holstein: Fostering human-AI complementarity

Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

Amidst all of the current AI hype, human ability and expertise remain underappreciated. Designing for complementarity in AI-augmented tooling ensures that domain-specific worker-facing AI systems are designed to bring out the best of human ability rather than simply attempting to, many a time incorrectly, automate them away. ...