The Old Testament’s ‘Tower of Babel’ story is an origin myth that tries to explain why humanity doesn’t speak a single, universal language. According to the Bible, a united human race that speaks the same language arrived in the land of Shinar and decided to build a tower tall enough…

I’ve always found the fact that the acronym for artificial intelligence in English, AI, is surprisingly similar to the first two characters for that word in simplified Chinese — ‘人工智能’. The first two characters together, 人工, mean ‘people’ and ‘work’ individually, but when put together mean ‘artificial’ while ‘智能’ means…

Andrew W. Pearson

Andrew Pearson is the MD of Intelligencia, a software consulting company. Speaker, author, columnist, Pearson writes about IT issues like AI, CI, and analytics.

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