Virtual Assistants, AI – Are we there yet?

If you are like me, you are seeing tons of articles and blog posts on how great AI is. Most industry leaders cannot make a presentation or a speech without acknowledging AI. The media whips up everyone into a frenzy. Is AI good for us? Will AI take over the world? Is Google evil for wanting to make an intelligent virtual assistant sound human? It goes on.

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Back to Basics: Children and Food

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During my yearly visits to India, I was struck by the fact that many urban children do not have access to fresh vegetables and fruits. The price is exorbitant, but more importantly, there is very little awareness of the benefits of eating vegetables. I wondered if it is possible for these children to grow their own greens and vegetables. I no longer wonder.

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There is a hole in the side of the boat

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Leaders face tremendous challenges when they take the helms of an existing organization. They don’t have the luxury of a clean slate. Even in a well-run organization, there is room for improvement, and opportunity for the new leader to make a mark. In some cases, the leaders come into situations that might look hopeless and the hurdles insurmountable. In some others, the incoming leader doesn’t even know the enormity of it all until they start revealing themselves over a period of time.

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My self-imposed guidelines for engaging on LinkedIn and other social media

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When I started getting serious about engaging on the social media, I knew I had to trust my gut instincts as to what I would do and how I would behave. I decided to write this post to remind myself of the guidelines that have evolved over the past several months.

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Working from home – we can work it out

 

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Working from home is a hot topic. Just because some companies are asking their employees to switch from being a remote worker to onsite, all of a sudden working from home is not good for business anymore.

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Robots and our lives: Would you like a robot cook?

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I read articles on the future of humans with interest. As a grandmother of three kids under five, I am anxious to know that this earth will be a good place for them to live when I am long gone. And no article on the future can be called that without mentioning AI and robots.

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3 Nascent Leadership qualities of Young Women I Mentor

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In the last few months, I started providing guidance, and start mentor relationships with a number of young women with technical education.

All these young women have three wonderful qualities in common.

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