I’ve been thinking an awful lot lately about life and about finding purpose. I’ve gone back and forth trying to determine my goals and the timeline in which I intend to accomplish them. The idealistic part of me would love to have a little family with children that have captivating eyes like their daddy, a house on the lake with a dock out in the sun, a few more rescue dogs that love to cuddle as much as I do, and a Super Target within a five mile radius of my location at all times.
At Corus360, the employee population is about 40% millennials. In the five years that I’ve worked here, I’ve had the opportunity to experience the impact of “reverse mentoring.” Our millennials have taught me to use social media and other online resources, and one of the results of that is that I’m now a podcast junkie.
In 2009, I was a freshman at Collins Hill High School when the Gwinnett Braves played their very first ballgame in Gwinnett County. My parents bought four season tickets for our family of five, assuming, rightfully so, that one of the five of us would be willing to sit out a game or two in a four or eight game homestand. To be truthful, I had no real interest, but in an effort to appease my dad, I put on a ballcap, hopped in the front seat of his Chevy, and off we went.
See your job for what it is: Proof of your abilities and your potential. Sure, maybe there are other people out there who could do your job, but your employer didn’t choose them. They chose you. You are the person they decided best embodied the awesomeness they need. That’s quite an honor.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have come a long way the last few years, and they’re here to stay. The future is promising for previously unthinkable applications. AI is the combination of a human’s ability of learning and recognizing patterns and the speed of computers. This has simplified solving painstaking and time-consuming tasks by having an AI model learn from previous data. Furthermore, these models are amazingly successful at identifying objects or patterns that often elude humans. The applications span reading hand-written text to driving cars, and everything in between.
Digital transformation has been a buzz word for quite a while now. Undoubtably, millions have been spent under the guise of digital transformation projects that were actually just application upgrades, web pages, or mobile apps. The hidden bear trap for digital transformation efforts are the numerous odious legacy processes, air gapped applications, and data sources that require human interaction. Inserting human interaction into technology invariably slows the process and introduces human error.