What Does It Take To Be “Real?” Can Robots Achieve Sentience?

Q. What does Sophia, the robot granted Saudi “citizenship,” have in common with the Velveteen Rabbit? A. Neither are “real,” nor do they have the possibility of being so. Admittedly, I have sympathy for The Velveteen Rabbit the central character in a children’s book written by Margery Williams.  It’s about a stuffed rabbit and his desire to…

Complexity, Sharks & Risk Consultants – How “Internal Auditor” Magazine Got It Wrong

They got it wrong. Internal Auditor published an article by Neil Baker “Managing the Complexity of Risk” claiming that “The ISO 31000 framework aims to provide a foundation for effective risk management within the organization.”  Well….not so fast. “Complexity” has become something of a buzz word in today’s business culture.  But I think our understanding…