If you could solve any global problem in the world with AI, what would it be?
I believe that entrepreneurship is the most powerful invention humanity has ever created, but that the allocation of capital to the right teams, at the right time, with the right support remains highly inefficient.
Presuming that was solved, what would your second choice be?The above will only succeed if the people inventing the future (i.e., entrepreneurs), as well as the institutions that support them, share common positive values about ethics, equity, sustainability, diversity, human rights, and privacy. This is not something AI can solve, but something we, as humans, need to solve if we are to build the world we want for our children and their children.
What do you see as the 3 most important things for businesses in relation to AI at the moment?
Corporations are failing to attract the right AI talent that would allow them to capitalize on the opportunity, they are failing to adopt outside AI innovations/applications fast enough, and they are failing to recognize that consultants and dev-for-hire shops will not save the day this time around. AI is not a new channel to distribute what you already do, it is a fundamentally new way to do things and drive value. Early adopters and fast followers will harvest the majority of the gains, while laggers may never recover.
AI, thanks to its ability to reveal patterns hard to detect at the human scale, has the potential to help humanity fix its bias by first revealing them, it can lower the cost of things and services to increase access and equity, and even provide the required skills and knowledge for an organization to continue operating and thrive in the midst of massive qualified human labor shortage.
Hollywood needs to tone down the dystopian future caused by AI and start showcasing the positive effects and possibilities offered by AI.... but drama sells better as we know.
AI is not the enemy. AI is part of the solution, but it needs to be managed property and applied for the greater good of humanity.
The World Summit AI team
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