Why artificial ‘intelligence’ is better than artificial ‘knowledge’

Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) services are remarkable things. They can write. They can draw. They can even speak. And thanks to their training on large volumes of data, they can produce answers to a wide variety of questions.

2024-05-24T16:21:28+00:00May 24, 2024|

Is it time to ‘kill’ your operational darlings?

Last month’s blog about reimagining IT systems started out with a slightly different introduction from the version eventually published.

But even though I could see the need for the change, I was still slightly disappointed at having to let go of my initial inspiration. When I said this, my colleague mentioned this was an example of the old writer’s adage: ‘kill your darlings’...

2024-02-21T09:32:30+00:00February 20, 2024|

The visual language of Christmas and other festivals

The approaching winter solstice has got me thinking about the different traditions and festivals that have light and reflection as central themes. There’s Christmas of course, and also Diwali and Hanukkah, to name just a few. And as well as the many words associated with each event, there are numerous pictures, symbols and icons, too...

2023-12-12T15:44:09+00:00December 12, 2023|

What we can learn from the UK air traffic control failure

The UK air traffic control failure caused chaos on the busy August bank holiday. Thankfully, all flights could land safely. But the incident caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled or delayed.

As someone who works in IT, I felt an inevitability to the way the problem developed...

2023-09-26T08:39:12+00:00September 25, 2023|
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