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Maverick* Research: Use Simulations to Give Machines Imagination

Published: 08 October 2018


Imagination is one of the key survival advantages of the human species. Simulation technology will deliver competitive advantage in the form of digital imagination for enterprise CIOs, helping them break through AI’s performance limits. (Maverick research exposes unconventional thinking and advice.)

Included in Full Research

  • Specific Maverick Caution
  • Maverick Findings
  • Maverick Recommendations
  • The Human Advantage Is Imagination
    • Mental Models of the World Support the Cognitive Gymnasium
    • Creating Sensory Input to Fuel the Imagination With Possible Futures
    • Viewing the Brain as a Simulation Engine Points the Way to Machine Imagination
    • A Recap
  • How Can We Deliver Machine Imagination?
    • Early Shoots of Imagination in Machines Will Not Flourish With AI Alone
    • Simulation Technologies — Radical Evolution to Unlock Imagination
  • A Look Into the Future Impact of Simulation Approaches
  • What to Do About It? Remove the Constraints on Your Enterprise Imagination
  • Appendix A — How Simulation Models Can Break Through AI’s Performance Limits
  • Appendix B — The Four Pillars of the New Simulation Architecture and Business Models
    • 1. Pluralistic Architectures to Build Metaworlds
    • 2. Development of Multidimensional Simulation Marketplaces
    • 3. Combining Real-World and Synthetic Data
    • 4. Shifting From Human-Led Model Development to Human-Led Problem Modeling

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