Rowan Curran

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GenAI For Tech Leaders: Q&A

Rowan Curran 5 days ago
Recently, I had the honor of presenting Forrester’s predictions for 2024 to over a thousand tech and business leaders. There were, unsurprisingly, a ton of questions about generative AI. I’d like to answer some of the more technical questions that we received.
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Tap Into The Potential Of Synthetic Data For AIOps

Carlos Casanova January 19, 2024
Learn how leveraging synthetic data can help with the critical time to realize AIOps value, such as autoremediation capabilities and enhanced decision-making.
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Orbiting Back On A Year Of Generative AI As We Slingshot Ourselves Into The Future

Rowan Curran November 29, 2023
A year after the release of ChatGPT, we take a look back at where it all started, where things stand today, and where we can expect generative AI to go in 2024 and beyond.
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Google I/O 2023: As Far As The AI Can See

Rowan Curran May 18, 2023
AI was center stage at Google I/O 2023 and much of it was generative AI (GenAI). Get a detailed analysis of the event including why enterprises need to focus on the launch of PaLM 2 and Vertex AI.
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The White House Puts Its Money Where Its AI Is — Enterprises Need To Act Now

Michele Goetz May 9, 2023
As regulators, courts, and even the White House scrutinize generative AI ethics, learn five things your AI governance programs should be addressing today.
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Can Synthetic Data Help Deliver On The Promise Of AIOps?

Carlos Casanova May 9, 2023
Tools leveraging ML models in dynamic environments must be continuously fed new data in order to adapt to changing conditions and goals. They need to learn as much as possible about their new environments before being fully able and safe to provide service and ultimately deliver value. Synthetic data can help address these and other AI/ML challenges.
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Knowledge Management, I’d Like To Introduce My New Friend, Generative AI

Julie Mohr May 2, 2023
The promise of AI in knowledge management has lingered on the fringes for years — the application of AI was just outside of possible and not quite ready for prime time. And then into the room walked our new friend, generative AI. It has turned the knowledge management world upside down.
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Are LLMs Poised To Be A Great Business Intelligence Equalizer? Not Yet.

Boris Evelson April 20, 2023
Despite all the talk about generative AI, one largely ignored area where generative AI will have a disruptive impact is enterprise analytics, specifically business intelligence. Learn six areas where vendor capabilities are emerging.
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Let’s Chat About ChatGPT And CX

Colleen Fazio April 11, 2023
Explore these emerging use cases where generative AI might help — but not replace — customer experience professionals.
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Q&A: Two Core Questions To Understanding ChatGPT

Guannan Lu March 10, 2023
There may be a revolution coming on the heels of generative AI — but tech leaders should maintain a realistic perspective and understand its potential and limitations.
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ChatGPT: Cybersecurity Ramifications Beyond Malware

Jeff Pollard January 26, 2023
Plenty of people had fun with ChatGPT when it released, but I’m not sure any industry had more fun than cybersecurity. When first released, it turned out that ChatGPT could write code, convert code from one programming language to another, and write malware. Sure, the coherent nonsense problem persisted, but overall, it produced solid stuff. […]
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Beware Of “Coherent Nonsense” When Implementing Generative AI

Rowan Curran December 8, 2022
Generative AI can make doing a lot of things easier, including the wrong things. Learn the risks of AI-generated content and how to avoid them.
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Predictions 2023: AI Will Become An Indispensable, Trusted Enterprise Coworker

Rowan Curran October 27, 2022

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Presentations Are About To Get Swamped In AI-Generated Images

Rowan Curran September 23, 2022
Tools such as DALL-E Mini and Stable Diffusion are proving immensely useful for generating visual content. But there are some limitations.
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AI Needs Synthetic Data To Build A Real Future

Rowan Curran September 7, 2022
It’s a hazy Saturday morning in Southern California when a struggling actor gets a call. “They want me to do what?” he asks his agent incredulously. “OK, tell them I’ll be there.” He spends the next 24 hours doing everything he can to stay awake, per the instructions of his agent. Finally, the time comes, […]
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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: AI/ML Platforms, Q3 2022

Rowan Curran July 12, 2022
Artificial intelligence applications are beginning to hit their stride, delivering end-to-end experiences for customers and employees that match or exceed human capacities. To help enterprises decide which AI/machine-learning (ML) platform to invest in, Forrester evaluated vendor platforms offered by Amazon Web Services, C3 AI, Cloudera, Databricks, Dataiku, DataRobot, Google, H2O.ai, IBM, Microsoft, Palantir, RapidMiner, RStudio, […]
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Put Your Computer Vision Models In “The Matrix” With Synthetic Data

Rowan Curran June 30, 2022
As artificial intelligence charges forward on many fronts, computer vision continues to be one of the most, if not the most, critical method of connecting the real and digital worlds. Computer vision is now well out of niche implementations and use cases and has mass-market appeal across industries and applications. Despite its usefulness, computer vision […]
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If You Can Say It, You Can See It: Dall-E And You

William McKeon-White June 22, 2022
Or, “How a natural language image generation AI used as a meme generator by social media may impact your business.” Welcome To The Future — It’s Got AI-Generated Art Let’s play a quick game. Which of the below images were made by an AI system generating images based on word prompts? Let’s pretend you guessed […]
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Meet Rowan Curran, Forrester’s Newest AI/ML And Data Science Analyst

Rowan Curran April 8, 2022
Tell Us About Yourself Born and raised in Massachusetts, I’m a New Englander to my heart. You’ll have to get me really agitated to hear any trace of an accent. Insatiable curiosity is a driving force in my life and leads me to adventures both outdoor and indoor. You can catch me on my days […]
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Don’t know where your customers and assets are? Then you don’t know where your business is going.

Rowan Curran June 6, 2016
Business decision-makers take note: location-based context is critical for the future of application experiences and customer engagement. Understanding the location of customers and assets lets companies get closer to their customers and assets to drive better decisions (just to name a few: choosing the a site for a brick-and-mortar location, picking what offer to send […]
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