Agile 2016: Industry Analyst Panel

The Agile 2016 conference annual Industry Panel Discussion session examined Agile Trends and Future Directions.  The panel discussed the implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning on the software industry, safety and ethics in AI systems, should the Agile Manifesto be updated and the impact of tools on agile adoptions.  The panel consisted of Tom Grant, Ray Arell, Steve Denning and Rebecca Parsons.  It was moderated by Jim Newkirk. The first question focused on the impact of deep learning and artificial intelligence on the agile movement.   The panel spoke about how deep learning algorithms are already in use in many aspects and industries – the example was given of Spotify’s Discover Weekly capability which learns the subscriber’s taste in music and presents new music which listeners find “uncannily accurate”.  This has not resulted in the need for…


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