Web Links: 8 January 2017

The ‘Web Links’ posts are a round-up of the best content that I read, listen to, watch, or interact with on the Internet on a daily basis. The topics today are: robot coworkers, the state of AI adoption, development in 2018, and the most read books by CEOs in 2017.

Welcome to the Era of the AI Coworker (Wired) — We’re not living in the golden age of AI, but we are living in the golden age of AI-enhanced productivity. Call it the First Pass Era. AI is now powerful enough to make a solid first attempt at countless complex tasks, but it’s not so powerful that it seems threatening. For more thought-intensive, subjective work, we still need humans.

The State of AI Adoption (O’Reilly) — Artificial intelligence (AI) has attracted a lot of media coverage recently, and companies are rushing to figure out how AI technologies will impact them. Here are some slides and notes from an O’Reilly talk this past September at the AI Conference in San Francisco, offering an overview of the state of adoption and some suggestions to companies interested in implementing AI technologies.

How Developers Will Work in 2018 (The Next Web) — Matthew Hughes from The Next Web spoke to developers across a number of segments, and asked what they thought next year would bring. This is what they said.

800-CEO-READ’s 2017 Bestsellers (800-CEO-READ) — What books did CEOs and C-level managers read in 2017? Here’s a recap of the bestselling books on 800-CEO-READ, my favorite book store after Amazon Kindle.