Digital Fluency

Understanding the Basics of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, Quantum Computing, and Their Applications for Digital Transformation

If you are curious about the basics of artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, and quantum computing as key enablers for digital transformation and innovation, Digital Fluency is your handy guide. Les mer
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If you are curious about the basics of artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, and quantum computing as key enablers for digital transformation and innovation, Digital Fluency is your handy guide. The real-world applications of these cutting-edge technologies are expanding rapidly, and your daily life will continue to be affected by each of them. There is no better time than now to get started and become digitally fluent.

You need not have previous knowledge of these versatile technologies, as author Volker Lang will expertly guide you through this digital age. He illustrates key concepts and applications in numerous practical examples and more than 48 catchy figures throughout Digital Fluency. The end of each chapter presents you with a helpful implementation checklist of central lessons before proceeding to the next. This book gets to the heart of digital buzzwords and concepts, and tells you what they truly mean.



Breaking down topics such as automated driving and intelligent robotics powered by artificial intelligence, blockchain-based cryptocurrencies and smart contracts, drug development and optimization of financial investment portfolios by quantum computing, and more is imperative to being ready for what the future of industry holds. Whether your own digital transformation journey takes place within your private or public organization, your studies, or your individual household, Digital Fluency maps out a concrete digital action plan for all of your technology and innovation strategy needs.


What You Will Learn

Gain guidance in the digital age without requiring any previous knowledge about digital technologies and digital transformation
Get acquainted with the most popular current and prospective applications of artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, and quantum computing across a wide range of industries including healthcare, financial services, and the automobile industry
Become familiar with the digital innovation models of Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, and other world-leading organizations
Implement your own digital transformation successfully along the eight core dimensions of a concrete digital action plan



Who This Book Is ForThought-leaders, business executives and industry strategists, management and strategy consultants, politicians and policy makers, entrepreneurs, financial analysts, investors and venture capitalists, students and research scientists, as well as general readers, who want to become digitally fluent.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Preface1 Digitalization & Digital Transformation1.1 Historical Business Transformations1.2 Innovation & Disruption Theory1.3 The Digital Ecosystem1.3.1 Major Driving Forces1.3.2 Digital Transformation Strategy1.3.3 The Role of Qubits, Blocks and Neurons1.3.4 Innovation Models of Google, Amazon & Co.1.4 Classical Data Processing1.4.1 The Digital Code1.4.2 Principles of Operation1.4.3 Computers & Other Digital DevicesReferences2 Quantum Computing2.1 Setting the Quantum Computing Scene2.2 The Strange World of Quantum Computing2.2.1 Spooky Quantum Reality2.2.2 How Quantum Computers Operate2.2.3 The Fussy Search after the Perfect Qubit2.3 Quantum Computers Today2.3.1 Current Business Applications2.3.2 Commercially Available Systems2.3.3 Next Challenges2.4 Summary & Implementation FrameworkReferences3 Blockchain Technology3.1 Setting the Blockchain Scene3.1.1 The Role of Transactions & Money in History3.1.2 Basic Functions of Money in Society3.2 Blockchain Fundamentals3.2.1 Decentralization and the Arrival of Trust3.2.2 The Immutable Data Structure3.2.3 Digital Value Transfer3.2.4 The Authorization of Transactions by Digital Signatures3.2.5 Deploying Trust by Consensus and Mining3.2.6 Smart Business Contracts3.3 Blockchain Technology Today3.3.1 Implementation Challenges for Enterprises3.3.2 Current Business Applications3.3.3 Further Use Cases3.4 Summary & Implementation FrameworkReferences4 Artificial Intelligence4.1 Setting the Artificial Intelligence Scene4.1.1 The Symbiosis of Neurobiology & Information Theory4.1.2 The Conference that Started it All4.1.3 IBM's Legendary Projects DeepBlue & Watson4.2 Central Ideas behind Artificial Intelligence4.2.1 The Cost Function4.2.2 Minimization of the Cost Function4.3 The Five Categories of Learning4.3.1 Supervised Learning4.3.2 Unsupervised Learning4.3.3 Deep Learning4.3.4 Ensemble Methods4.3.5 Reinforcement Learning4.4 Top Use Cases and Business Applications4.4.1 Computer Vision4.4.2 Healthcare4.4.3 Natural Language Processing4.4.4 Energy Efficiency4.4.5 Drug Discovery4.4.6 Financial Services & Insurance4.5 Summary & Implementation FrameworkReferences5 Your Digital Action Plan5.1 Envision a Digital Business & Operating Model5.2 Select the Right Technology Stack5.3 Digitize the Core5.4 Identify Pilot Projects5.5 Empower Employees5.6 Shape the Organization & Structure5.7 Establish an Open Innovation Culture5.8 Leverage the EcosystemReferencesGlossary

Om forfatteren

Dr. Volker Lang is an experienced digitalization expert with profound expertise and great enthusiasm for quantum computing, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and their applications for digital transformation. As a senior project manager and former management and strategy consultant working with Volkswagen Group, he has been leading various large-scale business transformations with focus on electrification, digitalization, and other future trends.



Volker is a trained quantum physicist, holds a doctorate from Oxford University and diploma in physics and nanotechnology from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. He has attended the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Program at Said Business School and Disruptive Strategy at Harvard Business School, as well as the well-known machine learning program at Stanford University among other interdisciplinary training for business executives. His achievements were recognized by prestigious scholarships and international prizes, such as by Trinity College Oxford, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the German Physical Society, and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.



You can reach Volker on LinkedIn (dr-volker-lang) and at his digital innovation consulting services (DInnovators).