Artificial intelligence in information systems research: A systematic literature review and research agenda – a systematic review of AI research in IS. They propose the following problems that can be addressed for future studies: lack of consensus around the definition of AI, overemphasis on the technical (instead of social) impact of AI, unhinged use of machine learning as a methodology and more in-depth studies on the impacts of technologies such as robotics, natural language processing and machine vision.
Innovating the product innovation process to enable co-creation – Co-creation is a term I just learned recently and it has been appearing everywhere ever since. In this article, it explores how managers can help transition the product development process towards co-creation. They outline three main phases of unfreezing the organization towards change, co-creation activities with customers and finally, institutionalizing change.
Mapping the “Valley of Death”: Managing Selection and Technology Advancement in NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program – With me being involved in a project that aims to commercialize deep tech, NASA’s SIBR program is definitely an inspiration. In this study, the researchers show that the program tends to use varying selection criteria per funding round to manage risk across the portfolio.
Crackpots in science – There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. The term crackpot describes people who believe that they have discovered a new revolutionary theory of reality, without much engagement with academia. I don’t know anything about physics but what’s interesting is how a lot of recent work on a grand theory of everything has been carried out in the public such as Wolfram’s physics project and Weinstein’s Geometric Unity. I think such projects are important though as they can be source of new ideas.