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Artificial Intelligence Quick Readiness Checklist

110 Questions You Need to ASK To Move Forward

How far is your company on its Artificial intelligence journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your business’s progress toward Artificial intelligence leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

Artificial Intelligence Critical Criteria:

  • Although the best minds in the country have been working on AI for over 30 years, the results have been severely limited. A few machines play chess better than most of us but not better than the best human chess players. Other machines find oil deposits, diagnose blood diseases, and so on, but none pass Turings test for intelligence. None seem even remotely intelligent. Is it possible that Von Neumann machines do not really have the right architecture to support human thought?
  • What are good ways to classify the differences among artificial intelligence machine learning and data mining?
  • How can you add planning on top of reactive behaviors?

3D printing Critical Criteria:

  • How would you price objects made by a 3d printer assuming you had an online 3d printing business?
  • What are some interesting new startups based around 3D printing?
  • How will semiconductor fabrication be impacted by 3D printing?
  • Why is 3D printing said to be the third industrial revolution?
  • How will 3D printing of guns affect gun control laws?
  • Will 3D printing be a consumer technology?
  • How does 3D printing work?

AI Winter Critical Criteria:

  • What was is the AI winter of 2010?
  • What caused the AI winter?

Algorithm design Critical Criteria:

  • AIT Capabilities: How Much Data We Can Process?

Ambient intelligence Critical Criteria:

  • The problem of privacy in public applies to the tracking, recording, and surveillance of public appearances, movements and behaviors of individuals and their vehicles. Techniques that are used for this include video surveillance (CCTV), including smart CCTV for facial recognition, infrared cameras, satellite surveillance, global positioning system (GPS) tracking, RFID tagging, electronic checkpoints, mobile-phone tracking, audio bugging, and ambient intelligence techniques. Does the use of these techniques violate privacy even when they are used in public places?
  • Will we get so used to interacting with our ambient intelligence that it will affect the way we interact with real people?

Application security Critical Criteria:

  • How would you identify your application security risks?
  • What is your security policy for IT, including physical security of it assets, application security, data security including anti-virus and network security. has a security audit been performed?
  • Use an application security testing service to identify areas of risk… or let your customers and business partners find the problem?
  • A question to take away if nothing else is: How would you identify your application security risks?
  • Which company offers the best web application security with minimum price?
  • Does the system provide application security?

Appropriate technology Critical Criteria:

  • What is the utility of trying to match technology to task and structure?
  • What is the probability that the appropriate technology will not be available to complete the project?
  • Appropriate technology: Is the technology used culturally appropriate?

Architectural engineering Critical Criteria:

  • Does the A/Es assignment of personnel and hours appear reasonable for the project?

Army engineering maintenance Critical Criteria:

  • Does planning coordinate and synchronize related plans (i.e., Threat Collection Plan, Information Security Plan, Crisis Management Plan, Terrorist Response Plan, and the Physical Security Plan) from all areas of the TRADOC FPP?
  • Are the results of the vulnerability assessment reviewed and used as part of the commanders criteria for setting specific THREATCON measures?
  • Has the OPSEC process been applied in determining threats and vulnerabilities to your communications infrastructure?
  • Is the command aware of Army requirements for levels I and II AT training and have they implemented the program?
  • Does the command monitor the effectiveness of the FP programs at subordinate commands/units?
  • Does the justification include specific impacts if the project is not completely funded?
  • Do the scenarios involve the staff (that have FP responsibilities)?
  • Are emergency evacuation plans in-place and are they tested?
  • Has the FP Officer attended Level II Training?
  • COMSEC monitoring?

Artificial general intelligence Critical Criteria:

  • With everything in terms of axioms, you have a problem: if something is changed, what else is affected?
  • Can Integrative Design Allow Multiple AI Algorithms to Quell Each Others Combinatorial Explosions?

Big data Critical Criteria:

  • New roles. Executives interested in leading a big data transition can start with two simple techniques. First, they can get in the habit of asking What do the data say?
  • How we make effective use of the flood of data that will be produced will be a real big data challenge: should we keep it all or could we throw some away?
  • Does big data threaten the traditional data warehouse business intelligence model stack?
  • Which core Oracle Business Intelligence or Big Data Analytics products are used in your solution?
  • What are the primary business drivers for our initiative. What business challenges do we face?
  • Whats needed to build a data-driven application that runs on streams of fast and big data?
  • Can we measure the basic performance measures consistently and comprehensively?
  • How are the new Big Data developments captured in new Reference Architectures?
  • When we plan and design, how well do we capture previous experience?
  • How do we measure value of an analytic?

Biomedical engineering Critical Criteria:

  • What is the cause of management s fantastic faith in the machinery?
  • What are some of the key areas of biomedical engineering?
  • How do biomedical engineers differ from other engineers?
  • How does biomedical engineering help us?

Bounded rationality Critical Criteria:

  • In terms of contractual elements, it is obvious that a contradiction exists between the transaction cost argument favoring detailed contracts specifying the obligation of each party and the allocation of costs and benefits in every conceivable state of nature and alternatively the relational views argument, that the parties should rely on social and sequential contracts and approach problems as they go along. The problems with each solution are respectively bounded rationality and opportunism (Aubert et al., 1996). Although the arguments from both perspectives are clear and appreciable, they also contribute to growing confusion. It is apparent that neither fully specified nor completely socially based contracts are efficient. An empirical question is how to strike a balance?
  • How does one model bounded rationality in economics?

Business informatics Critical Criteria:

  • How will it be possible to decrease the distance in innovation and modern technologies between CEE and UE countries with the use of virtual technology?
  • Whether and how virtual technology influences global transformation processes in CEE countries and its influence on knowledge management?
  • What can be realized in the public sector to prevent knowledge-based economy from damages?

Chinese room Critical Criteria:

  • While there is the philosophical question of whether a machine really can have intrinsically ground symbols (indeed, this is the motivation for Searles Chinese Room argument), the symbol grounding problem poses the more practical question of whether a purely symbolic system could solve problems that apparently demand deep intelligence and understanding. Is it possible, for example, for a purely symbolic system to understand the nuanced relationship between a nuclear weapon and a dirty bomb, or to explain that a zebra is like a horse with stripes, or even to determine what other letter of the alphabet an upside-down M resembles; without requiring the specific answers to these questions to be explicitly given to the system in advance?

Clean technology Critical Criteria:

  • Informal Sector Pollution Control: What Policy Options Do We Have?
  • What are your thoughts on the Strategy?

Collective action Critical Criteria:

  • What leads to collective action and mobilization?

Combinatorial explosion Critical Criteria:

  • Can Integrative Design Allow Multiple AI Algorithms to Quell Each Others Combinatorial Explosions?

Complex adaptive system Critical Criteria:

  • Can performance differences be explained by personality traits?
  • How useful is complex adaptive systems thinking?

Complex system Critical Criteria:

  • What it is that brains have that enable them to understand and think?
  • How does the collective dynamics of a large, engineered system change when one has a large number of people interacting with it?
  • Can behaviour in accordance with an abstract, universal set of rules be called ethical at all?
  • How much testing is necessary in order to expose all the potential failure modes and situations of highly integrated complex systems?
  • Updating schemes in random Boolean networks: do they really matter?
  • What are the benefits of understanding the system attributes and dynamics?

Complex systems Critical Criteria:

  • We would like to be able to deal with complexity in a more quantitative way, especially when modelling complex systems. To what extent is this possible?
  • The study of complex systems begins from an understanding of the relationship of systems to their descriptions. The central issue is defining quantitatively what we mean by complexity. What, after all, do we mean when we say that a system is complex?
  • How should complexity scale with system size?

Computational linguistics Critical Criteria:

  • Computational linguistics will have to converge substantially before we can hope to realise human-like artificially intelligent systems. One of the central questions in this pursuit is thus a meta-question: What are concrete lines of research which can be pursued in the immediate future in order to advance in the right direction?

Computer architecture Critical Criteria:

  • What is Computer Architecture ?
  • How to alleviate the overhead?
  • How Fat Should Servers Be?
  • Logic in Memory?

Computer engineering Critical Criteria:

  • What does problem-based learning mean to you?
  • What Counts as Problem Based Learning?

Computer security Critical Criteria:

  • After thirty years of work on computer security, why are almost all the systems in service today extremely vulnerable to attack?
  • How do you stop an attacker from getting access to a layer below your protection mechanism?
  • Are the user accounts of former employees immediately removed on termination?
  • What is the best step by step roadmap to getting a job in computer security?
  • Are you providing information about computer security to your staff?
  • When was the last operating system update?

Computer vision Critical Criteria:

  • What should be part of the test dataset to ensure that the required level of robustness is achieved?

Computing platform Critical Criteria:

  • We support the idea of a procurement of innovation, and suggest that this could be used to obtain expertise to flesh out the platform approach, both as a technical concept and as a commercial ecosystem concept (equally important). It is important that procurers can arrive early on at a point where it can see how the whole operation can be long term sustainable, so the critical understanding is what does the platform look like as a process, in the stable state?
  • The NSF report takes a slightly broader stance, stating that To make data usable, it is necessary to preserve adequate documentation relating to the content, structure, context, and source (e.g., experimental parameters and environmental conditions) of the data collection – collectively called metadata. But, what kind of metadata is needed for long term preservation of digital information?
  • What kind of metadata is needed for long term preservation of digital information?
  • What about incomplete data formats specifications?
  • How to avoid common pitfalls?
  • How is the data available?

Construction engineering Critical Criteria:

  • Agile project management with Scrum derives from best business practices in companies like Fuji-Xerox, Honda, Canon, and Toyota. Toyota routinely achieves four times the productivity and 12 times the quality of competitors. Can Scrum do the same for construction engineering purposes?
  • Does your firm have all the necessary equipment and personnel to provide construction-engineering services?
  • If risks are identified as being intolerable how can these be dealt with?
  • Which Types of Contracts and Projects Should be Audited?

Content delivery network Critical Criteria:

  • What percentage of internet users use javascript is it safe to pretend that non javascript users do not exist when designing your website?
  • How does Netflix offer unlimited streaming for such a low monthly price?
  • Why isnt a content addressable cache built into the Internet?
  • How do Peer to Peer P2P content delivery networks CDN work?
  • How does Facebook cache photos seemingly instantly?
  • What are the unit economics for streaming a song?
  • What skills does a modern web designer need?
  • How does Memcached compare with CDNs?
  • How does Akamai CDN work?

Control engineering Critical Criteria:

  • Has your facility considered alternative energy methods such as solar, geothermal or wind power as a means of supplementing all or some of the facilitys energy demand?
  • Has your facility had an energy audit performed by your utility supplier (or other) in the past two years?

Control system Critical Criteria:

  • How can you experiment with a complex change and benefit from the version control system without making the change public?

Digital Revolution Critical Criteria:

  • How is Business Intelligence affecting marketing decisions during the Digital Revolution?

Digital object identifier Critical Criteria:

  • Are the data and associated software produced and/or used in the project discoverable (and readily located), identifiable by means of a standard identification mechanism (e.g. digital object identifier)?

Selected Resources to help you move forward. Comprehensive insights with the Artificial intelligence Self Assessment available here.