Trivergence: Accelerating Innovation with AI, Blockchain, and the Internet of Things

  • 10h 12m 14s
  • Bob Tapscott
  • Gildan Media
  • 2024

In Trivergence, Bob Tapscott, writer, speaker, complex system designer, and former CIO, introduces an exciting new concept in explaining how the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT) will transform business and society. He explains the synergies between these technologies and the disruptive potential that they will offer, as well as the challenges and risks to making it happen. He offers an insightful guide through the difficult decisions that businesses and society must make to thrive in a new era where decisions will be difficult, and uncertainties abound.

You'll discover how and why AI's power is now exploding, its growth driven by smarter approaches to neural networks trained on a new hardware architecture that can derive its intelligence from ever more massive datasets. You'll also find discussions of the multiplicative and exponential power of trivergence on the core technologies discussed in the book; explorations of IoT's tendency to bring the physical world to life as it harnesses the capabilities of AI and the blockchain; and how trivergence morphs Big Data into something new Tapscott calls "Infinite Data", where thinking machines consider trillions of data points to generate their own content, value, and perspectives without programmed code or human intervention.

About the Author

José Antonio Bowen (DALLAS, TX) is the author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning and Teaching Change: How to Develop Independent Thinkers Using Relationships, Resilience, and Reflection. He is the former president of Goucher College.

BOB TAPSCOTT’s extensive background as a CIO, a speaker and as a consultant in successfully developing and implementing disruptive strategies from concept through systems design and implementation includes the training, organizational restructuring, and workflow redesign required to deliver, measure and improve overall corporate performance and customer satisfaction. His strong analysis, communication, mathematical, and leadership skills and out of the box thinking have ensured his success as an agent of change for his pedigreed clients. Bob’s background in developing and deploying complex systems from nuclear power reactor maintenance to Wall Street derivatives, to flying commercial aircraft by computer has emphasized the prudent mitigation of risk.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Era of Trivergence
  • Chapter 2 - Artificial Intelligence
  • Chapter 3 - Animating the Physical World
  • Chapter 4 - Blockchain
  • Chapter 5 - Walking on a Cloud
  • Chapter 6 - Big Data to Infinite Data
  • Chapter 7 - The Trivergence in Action
  • Chapter 8 - Challenges of the Era of Trivergence
  • Chapter 9 - The Executive Guide to the Era of Trivergence
  • Chapter 10 - Trivergence and Our Digital Future