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What We At WalkMe Are Reading: Fake News, Police, Quantum Computing and More

What We At WalkMe Are Reading: Fake News, Police, Quantum Computing and More

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By Boaz Amidor

Perhaps it was the U.S. elections which took the world by a storm this month, but the quality and quantity of rhetoric was exceptional. With so many great highlights this November, we collected a great range of stories and commentaries we especially enjoyed, and hope that you will as well.

 

Let’s dive right in:

 

Fixation on Fake News Overshadows Waning Trust in Real Reporting

Here is a unique angle on the Fake News story – which I believe is a very important one. People do not believe real reporting, and that is why they think it’s “ok” to consume “Fake News”. It turns out that a lot of reports that are accessible online or through social media, many that are not warranted or backed by honesty, are influencing a large audience.

 

This phenomenon showed light this presidential election, as fake news and on the fly reporting showed up on websites and newscasts that were then re-shared by millions. Take a look at what social media platforms like Facebook are doing to combat this issue, and what tools they have at their disposal.

 

Why the Problem with Learning Is Unlearning

They say learning never stops, and that means embracing new values to your older ones. Mark Bonchek, CEO of Shift Thinking, urges individuals to unlearn, by choosing an alternative way of thinking, stepping outside the box in order to see another view.

Innovation in business comes from recognizing that an old mental model might no longer be relevant, and then finding or creating a new model to achieve a goal. Find out more about how you can make new habits change the way you innovate!

 

The Da Vinci Code: How robots could be the future of surgery

Advanced in medical technology has already made great strides, but does the future look completely automatic? It is becoming more apparent that human hands will have less relevance in the operating room than a robot. Robotic adoption in pharmacies and operating rooms are already taking place, from robotic endoscopy to the dispensing of medicine.

 

One such robot on the market is the Da Vinci, a surgical robot that is leading the future of autonomous surgery. Take a look at some of the pros and cons that are discussed in this development and what it means for the future of medical improvements.

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Microsoft doubles down on quantum computing bet

In this article, long time Microsoft Executive Todd Holmdahl is leading headway towards creating a scale-able quantum hardware and software integration. Take a look at how the leaders at Microsoft plan to make this future of technology a reality and who will be involved in the collaboration of this project.

 

Exploring a new frontier this holiday shopping season: Virtual reality

Virtual reality is the new technology frontier, and it’s posed to become the new norm. This holiday shopping season shoppers are expected to see a rise in the amount of virtual reality they will encounter at retailers and small business, and they are ensuring that they have exciting to displays to experience them live. The Washington Post takes us on a tour of the various VI devices on the market and what they mean for the future of consumer technology and big business.

 

How LinkedIn Drove a Wedge Between Microsoft and Salesforce

A modern Romeo and Juliet love story – but with a tech twist! Recently, arch rivals Microsoft and Salesforce battled each other to purchase social network giant LinkedIn. Take a look at New York Times description of the timeline battle and even a blast at the past when Salesforce and Microsoft were once on good terms.

 

Bad Writing Is Destroying Your Company’s Productivity

Did you ever sit down to read an email three or four times and still think to yourself, “what did I just read?” Yup, we have all been there. It looks like bad writing in your business can prove to be a silent success killer, and everyone in your company needs to make sure that their write is clear and direct.

 

Clear and direct writing boosts productivity and leaves no room for misunderstanding – for everyone. Josh Bernoff, author of the book Writing Without Bullshit, stresses the importance of making clear writing a new culture in your office, and why bad writing is so disruptive.

 

You Don’t Need Big Data — You Need the Right Data

Maxwell Wessel, general manager at SAP,  takes us into the power of data for your business management – and not just any data, the right data. Many companies are looking to download the most data they can, but it turns out that maybe companies need to spend their time looking for the data that means the most to them.

 

Find out from success stories from Uber and Amazon and how the right data can reduce waste in your business and guide you to make the right decisions.

 

Police are spending millions of dollars to monitor the social media of protesters and suspects

$4.75 million, that’s what the police around the United States have spent this year on social media. It turns out that the police are leveraging social media to monitor and track protests and potential suspect by hashtags and locations.

With events like Standing Rock becoming more and more public on social media, there are advocates and critics of this new method of investigation – and even social media giants are taking a second look at their third party usage.

 

7 Ways to Introduce AI into Your Organization

Thomas Davenport, distinguished professor of IT and Management at Babson College and co-founder of the international institute for Analytics, teaches us that it it is easier than you might think to to integrate AI into your business field. Davenport mentions that one entry is to utilize traditional analytics and adding a new extension.

 

Take a look at the seven ways that you can start, from utilizing existing software with cognitive abilities to building from open source software. It looks like companies are looking to these options to make their processes and products smarter and more efficient, and it seems like there are seven reasons to move forward.

 

Enjoy reading.

Until next time…

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Boaz Amidor
Head of Corporate and Marketing Communications at WalkMe and Contributing Author to WalkMe Blog