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November 11, 2021 | Interviews

Marjorie McShane on Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing & the Frontiers of AI

InfoWorks spoke with the pioneering researcher about computational linguistics, intelligent agents, and the untapped potentials of knowledge-based systems 

Most businesspeople are aware of the myriad ways that artificial intelligence has impacted the labor market. Ranging from fast food orders to invoicing, chatbots to supply chain management, AI is taking over roles once performed by human workers. As we …

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  • October 26, 2021 | Insights | Helen S. Cooke

    ‘Managing By Projects’ is Different From Project Management, And Here’s Why

    Some organizations use a methodology called “managing by projects,” but it’s not traditional Project Management  

    As organizations scramble to adapt to rapid changes in the contemporary work environment – including increased automation – there is a new focus on improving work methods and getting results by whatever means necessary. In the realm of project management, …

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  • October 5, 2021 | Insights | Denise Gifford

    The Hybrid Workplace Introduces New Challenges and Novel Solutions

    Employees working from home are at risk of becoming second tier

    The hybrid workplace seems to be here to stay, and many are welcoming this change to a model that mixes remote work with time in the office. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, workers stated a preference to work at home …

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  • September 23, 2021 | Insights | Scotty Hendricks

    Machine Learning Has Advanced, But Natural Language is a Hurdle

    even with recent advances in AI, computers can’t really understand human language

    Most of us are familiar with attempts by computers and software systems to understand spoken language—like when you ask your phone to tell you where the nearest sandwich shop is, or ask Alexa to play a favorite song. You’re also …

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  • August 13, 2021 | Knowledge | Denise Gifford

    5 Ways Consultants Habitually Improve Their Game

    learning from each gig and client should be part of your process 

    Becoming a better consultant isn’t something that has to be a major effort. Instead, it’s all about small, subtle changes in focus. It means highlighting areas where incremental improvement can lead to big payoffs, and using what you’re already doing …

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  • June 21, 2021 | Insights | Scotty Hendricks

    RPA Bots Perform Tasks, But Will They Take Your Job?

    Bot capabilities are constantly evolving, and it’s unclear what the future holds

    Anybody who has worked in an administrative role can attest that certain types of office work are dull or tedious. Filling out standard forms, data extraction, and processing simple data can certainly be unstimulating. These are also fairly standardized activities, …

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  • May 20, 2021 | Knowledge | Helen S. Cooke

    Project Management Interviews: What to Expect and How to Spot Red Flags

    Emphasize your past successes while ensuring the project matches your skills

    One of the interesting aspects of searching for project management positions in today’s employment market is that sometimes you’re not really being interviewed for a project manager position. Project management might be the title proposed, but the role might diverge …

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  • April 17, 2021 | Knowledge | Denise Gifford

    Reaching Agreement in Client-Consultant Relationships

    These 13 questions will help you navigate difficulties and disagreements 

    Clients and consultants sometimes encounter difficulties when they don’t share a common understanding of how to improve a situation. They may not have a clear handle on the goals. The client might have a better understanding of their business than …

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  • March 19, 2021 | Knowledge | Helen S. Cooke

    Are You a Project Manager?

    the definition of Project Management is not clear to everyone         

    The term “project management” has become a buzzword. And like any buzzword, it’s thrown around freely without much common understanding of what it really is. As a result, people who aren’t actually doing project management are given that label, and …

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  • February 28, 2021 | Insights | Scotty Hendricks

    Artificial Intelligence and Business Management: A Growing Partnership

    for now, many management decisions are too complex for AI

    Discussions about the economic dangers and potentials of artificial intelligence (AI) tend to center around the ability of AI to do specific, clearly-defined tasks quickly and well. This is of great concern to employees whose jobs solely revolve around doing …

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  • January 22, 2021 | Insights | Helen S. Cooke

    Finding Project Management Jobs When There Aren’t So Many

    Gaining experience is more important than your job title

    In today’s rapidly fluctuating work environment, opportunities for project management positions may be fewer, but they’re still there. Indeed, capable leaders who can step in and adapt despite the unpredictability are sorely needed. You can build a career even in …

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  • December 29, 2020 | Insights | Scotty Hendricks

    Artificial Intelligence Takes Jobs—And Adds Them Too

    There is hope for the future of automation

    Americans tend to believe that technology will save us from everything. That holds for most things except automation, which many fear will lead to economic catastrophe or widespread job loss. A 2013 Oxford Study showing that nearly half of US …

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