How Busi­nesses Should Pre­pare for Tech Trends in 2017 and Be­yond

CAIFU - - Contents - By Cather­ine Skrzyp­in­ski

Theyear 2017 may usher in the rise of the ma­chines, as al­go­rithms, ma­chine learn­ing, ro­bots, vir­tual per­sonal as­sis­tants, ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence and dig­i­tal medi­ums like vir­tual and aug­mented re­al­ity are be­gin­ning to play a more as­sertive role in busi­ness.

Sev­eral busi­ness lead­ers in North Amer­ica and Asia agree tech­nolo­gies, ma­chines and in­for­ma­tion sys­tems are emerg­ing as a col­league of sorts to its hu­man coun­ter­parts.

Eric Taus­sig, founder and CEO of Pri­alto, a Port­land, Ore­gon- based com­pany that pro­vides re­mote ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tants to ex­ec­u­tive, en­trepreneurs and busi­nesses, told CAIFU Wed­nes­day, Nov. 16, 2016 he views tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments in an op­por­tunis­tic way.

“Most of the tech­nol­ogy meant to re­place or sup­port ad­min­is­tra­tive work is ac­tu­ally hard to adopt,” he said. “Our cus­tomers want it to be used

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