My current service science projects

I am currently working with ISSIP colleagues globally (http://issip.org)… My projects include: (1) working to design a framework for  smarter/wiser service systems – see: http://www.servicescienceprojects.org/ISSIPNSF/index.html – key is everyone has a cognitive mediator (digital cognitive system) – see: https://www.slideshare.net/spohrer/understanding-20170104-v10 – working to have IBM and open source AI community build above – see: http://service-science.info/archives/4489 – …

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Trust

Trust – civilization is built on it – not to mention the evolving ecology of service system entities. Subscribe to the Economist: http://www.economist.com/news/world-week/21718577-kals-cartoon   Partnership on AI Tenets: https://www.partnershiponai.org/tenets/ Ensuring that AI research and technology is robust, reliable, trustworthy, and operates within secure constraints. Upcoming Talk at Computer History Museum by Grady Booch “I’m Sorry, …

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Talent hunt

Looking for early career and second career talent who would like to spend a year in Silicon Valley working on open source AI (artificial intelligence) projects, such as: (1) software-defined data-centers for AI workloads (2) open source AI smartphone assistance for automatic generation of resume/CV/annual-performance review writeups (3) predicting scientific discoveries and redoing re-discovery with …

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Looking for open source AI projects related to smarter food service systems

For example, most of the fish we eat are mislabeled….  http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/fish-fraud.htm What if someone did an open source AI project similiar to what Thrun did for skin cancer for recognizing fish after different food process stages? http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v542/n7639/full/nature21056.html I am curious especially about open AI for food-related projects done by: http://ai4good.org http://worldfoodpreservationcenter.com And any connections to …

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Books: Life, Death, Neurotribes, Medicine Creative Destruction, Systems Research, Regulations, Service Process Design

1. Christensen CM (2007) How will you measure your life. Havard Business Review Classics. Boston MA. Christensen CM (2010) How will you measure your life. harvard business review. Jul 1;88(7-8):46-51. https://www.amazon.com/Measure-Harvard-Business-Review-Classics/dp/1633692566/ “On the last day of class, I ask my strudents to turn those theoretical lenses on themselves, yo find cogent answers to three questions: …

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Simple framework for rethinking future jobs

There is a lot of speculation about jobs of the future.  It may look a lot more like hobbies, areas of interest people invest in, than current jobs that pay us for doing what others need done. How might one approach rethinking education and future jobs?  Here is one framework based on the social, mental, …

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Smart Service Systems

Investment in smart, people-centered service systems (NSF): 2016 $13M:  https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189628 2015 $10M:  https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136268 Would be great to get funding up to $100M a year from ~$10M  year over the last few years. Smart service systems = socio-technology systems with artificial intelligence/machine learning to augment people in their social roles, where economics and public policy are …

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Predicting discoveries or automated hypotheses from the literature

Spangler S, Wilkins AD, Bachman BJ, Nagarajan M, Dayaram T, Haas P, Regenbogen S, Pickering CR, Comer A, Myers JN, Stanoi I (2014) Automated hypothesis generation based on mining scientific literature. InProceedings of the 20th ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining 2014 Aug 24 (pp. 1877-1886). ACM.  URL: http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/alacoste/files/p1877-spangler.pdf This early …

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Eight unsolved grand challenges of AI/CogSci

The eight unsolved grand challenges of AI/CogSci are readily apparent if one watches a child growing up to adulthood, and noticing capabilities that arrive at different ages. The list below provides a set of goals for students building open source AI software for smartphones.  Moreover, to stimulate university startups, students should be learning to build, …

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Jobs of the Future

Alan Kay one of my mentors at Apple during the 1990’s was well-known for saying the best way to predict the future is to invent it….. President James Mellinchamp (Piedmont College, Georgia) just sent me this nice list of 55 jobs of the future, by Futurist Thomas Frey: http://www.futuristspeaker.com/business-trends/55-jobs-of-the-future/. What I especially like about the …

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