In an AI world:  The Imperative of Data Access and Ownership

“Today’s AI is worst AI you’ll ever see”.  In the next 3-5 years, AI will become exponentially more powerful, making the development and integration of AI applications and models far easier, thanks in part to AI-enabled programming. To prepare for this future, businesses must adopt strategies that ensure the availability of historical and temporal data. … Read more

A Revelation- AI = Age of Innovation, Like it or Not

Many companies thrive on innovation. Many, perhaps even most, are decidedly methodical and old-school. Of course, the definition of old-school is constantly changing, which itself will increase in pace with AI. What struck me just now is how rapid innovation is A REQUIRMENT in the age of AI. The AI tools and capabilities that are … Read more

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What Impact of AI and the Law

Language is hard. Particularly if you have a foreign speaker. Among the challenges, so many exceptions to the rules. However, a few languages are more consistent. Programming language, for example. That’s why LLMs are so darn good. Another comparatively consistent language: Law. The impact of LLMs on the legal profession is a hot source of … Read more

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My Hands On AI Learning Journey

I’ve been inspired by a post from Walter Haydock to share my “learning by doing” journey. I usually do my things in the background, but here goes.  I’ll keep it brief. I’ve always been a hands-on learner. I was promoted relatively early in my career to leadership positions, ultimately becoming CEO of a small ($10M) … Read more

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SMBs:  Innovation Leads Risk/Governance

Starting a new consultancy I have lots of conversations.  Conversations range from peers in AI, privacy and security, to platform providers (GRC and AI development), to businesses of all sizes and industries.  Among the things I’ve learned so far: 🔳Enterprises Care about Risk and Governance Many are still in the early stages of AI deployment.  … Read more

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AI system development: To comply with GDPR

Today’s most significant AI regulations are via GDPR and the EU AI Act. Many businesses prefer to optimize innovation via limited regulation. However, the regulations exist whether we like them or not. Ignoring regulation is a risk in itself, but beyond that, these risks are real. Any company that values it’s reputation and customer trust is well … Read more

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Apple: Privacy in the Brand

Why is Apple nearly alone among big tech in actively branding “Trust” and “Privacy”?In part, it’s because they make their money on hardware. Remember this phrase? 🔳 “If it’s free, you’re the product.” Facebook, Google, OpenAI, and countless others…. their very business model is based on exploiting your privacy for profit. But there are obviously hundreds … Read more

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Privacy and AI Regulation: Children Lead the Way

It’s hard to argue against protecting children, even for politicians and lobbyists. Recent and planned legislation targeted at protecting children online is proliferating. Be ready for more. Here’s the latest from New York. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jun/08/new-york-social-media-privacy-children The FTC is on the prowl for new/revised child protections as well.

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How and what should I do with AI?

Here’s our 3 tier perspective on new AI adoption for businesses. 1) Productivity AI- This is enabling your employees to optimize their day-to-day work. It’s about responsible deployment and management of AI tools, such as ChatGPT, Co-Pilot, as well as the enormous array of job/task-specific AI tools emerging. The AI is general, as opposed to … Read more

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Client CEO asks: “Will THIS AI sales app help my sales team?”

As a management consultant spanning multiple areas, including AI, sales, cyber, privacy), I come across both big and small questions. My client, a large enterprise, originated from my sales training background. They are thinking about AI, but the company is not ready for significant AI adoption (data quality, maturity, etc). In the meantime, like most companies, his employees … Read more

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AI Risk… What’s That? Supply Chain Risks

As an AI Risk and Governance management consultant, I’m often met with confusion: “What the heck is AI risk?” Most AI industry participants are focused on the innovation side. Don’t forget about AI risk management. While there are new and novel risks in AI development, most companies should start with the basics. 1)     Deploy an employee Acceptable … Read more

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Enable your employees with AI via Microsoft CoPilot? Not so fast.

Empowering employees with AI productivity tools is a low-hanging fruit for businesses venturing into AI adoption. Let’s face it, most employees are likely already experimenting with ChatGPT or similar applications. (A friendly reminder to add an AI Acceptable Use Policy to your employee handbook.) In this realm, Microsoft CoPilot often emerges as a contender, promising … Read more

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