“Degenerative” AI?

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These days, I respond to hearing “generative AI” with a bit of an eye roll. The smart ass in me thinks: “As opposed to ‘degenerative AI’ that is going to make all of us degenerates.” I can be a little (?) quirky sometimes. There are things we do and do not like about AI, generative, degenerative, or otherwise. We like it when it automates tedious tasks or when it anticipates us for a smoother experience. We appreciate it when it crawls through a ginormous corpus of information to find things we have not thought of. And we are endlessly entertained…...

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Michiko Wolcott Michiko is currently the managing partner and principal consultant of Msight Analytics, a management consulting firm specializing in data and analytics. Backed by 20 years of experience in analytical project execution and delivery, she has helped organizations of all sizes in the development of enterprise capability and effectiveness in data and analytics. She has led multi-national analytical consulting practices, with clients and colleagues from across the globe in financial services, media and communications, retail, healthcare, life sciences, public sector, as well as humanitarian response and disaster management, and has spoken at many industry conferences and forums. Her prior responsibilities include serving as the Lead Data Scientist at North Highland and leading the international analytics practice at Equifax as the Vice President of International Analytics. Michiko holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics from Florida State University among other degrees from Florida State University and the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.