Listening to one of our C level execs talking about a demonstration she received of some new AI/ML technology being developed in house.

"We walked through some of their AI/ML innovations, and they're true innovations."

This struck me as one of our highest level executives subtly admitting that normally when they use the word "innovation", it's really not.

"Innovation" has become a word that's so overused that it's virtually meaningless in today's market.

Got up. Innovated. Back to bed.

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She followed that statement up with some historical facts. One of which was the observed anniversary of the first blood transfusion where a 15 year old kid was given sheep's blood, and Elizabeth Holmes was accused of fraud. She referred to both the sheep blood transfusion and Holmes's blood testing "technology" as "innovations".

@mike you should have a look at „The Myths of innovation“. A real classic from Scott Berkun published 2010… must read!

@mike that’s a bit sad to be honest… It shows how much out of touch you can get, and how dangerous a company exec can be if they want to follow in this “technology and innovation”.

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