Hammond Writes Op-ed on Corporate Misfirings of A.I. Intelligence Teams & Strategy

For AI to work in business, the goals of the enterprise must be the driving force.

Harvard Business Review

Prof. Kristian Hammond has written an editorial for Harvard Business Review dissecting how many companies are unneededly misplacing a rush towards hiring Artificial Intelligence team and building an “AI strategy.” He believes hiring someone with technical skills in AI to lead the charge might seem in tune with the current trends, but ultimately ignores the reality that innovation initiatives only succeed when there is a solid understanding of actual business problems and goals.

Prof. Kristian Hammond

Prof. Hammond is chief scientist at Narrative Science. Prior to joining the faculty at Northwestern, Hammond founded the University of Chicago’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His research has been primarily focused on artificial intelligence, machine-generated content and context-driven information systems. He currently sits on a United Nations policy committee run by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).

Excerpted from "Please Don’t Hire a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer" | 3/29/2017 by Prof. Kristian Hammond. Read the full Harvard Business Review article