I often see bumper stickers and posters saying, ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas.’ The reminder is simple and clear.
From the Blog on digital transformation
The data we collect is like nuts and bolts. We can have different hardware stores and manufacturers and still the data can work together.
Most AI systems are trained on datasets from a small group of sources – Nothing from Africa and little from Asia and Latin America.
Collective data ownership is not the silver bullet for all our challenges. And frankly, would likely create new challenges. Consider it still
‘Treat others the way you want to be treated.’ I heard this often from my parents. It also applies in conversations about data and governance
Travelling by train and other forms of public transport is great, if you know how it works. If you don't, it can be a right pain to find help. Apps can sell you tickets, but it can be a challenge to interpret the codes. At stations it can be hard to find someone...
One system that is centralised can help build capacity and scale, but then too often it falls apart. And things become brittle and fragile.
Too often we only consider the majority or the majority perspective and disregard the vulnerable, the ‘edge’ cases.
I’m a big fan of incremental change – 1% change each day. And yet sometimes I wonder if this thinking holds me back, is it the wrong mindset?