Exploring the future of AI with Raul Rodriguez, Vice President, Woxsen University

Posted by World Summit AI on Apr 12, 2024 11:12:24 AM
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Ahead of World Summit AI Americas (24th-24th April 2024, Palais de congrès de Montréal, Montréal), we asked Raul Rodriguez, Vice President of Woxsen University, his thoughts on the future of AI.

If you could solve any global problem in the world with AI, what would it be and why?

While AI can be a powerful tool, complex problems like climate change require a multifaceted approach. I'd propose an AI-powered platform facilitating global collaboration. This platform could:

  • Aggregate and analyze real-time environmental data: Track emissions, resource depletion, and weather patterns
  • Facilitate communication and resource sharing: Connect scientists, policymakers, and businesses to develop sustainable solutions
  • Model and predict environmental impacts: Simulate scenarios with different policies and interventions
What do you think are the 3 most important things for businesses in relation to AI at the moment?
  • Upskilling the workforce: AI automates tasks, but humans are still needed for creativity, problem-solving, and ethical oversight. Businesses need to invest in training programs to help employees adapt
  • Mitigating bias: AI algorithms can inherit biases from training data. Businesses must implement rigorous testing and diverse datasets to ensure AI fairness
  • Transparency and explainability: Companies need to understand and be able to explain how their AI systems make decisions to build trust with customers and regulators
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What do you think are the 3 most important things for humanity in relation to AI at the moment?
  • Ethical development and use: AI should be developed and used in a way that aligns with human values like fairness, privacy, and accountability
  • Control and ownership: Humans should maintain control over AI systems and ensure they serve humanity's best interests
  • Accessible benefits: AI advancements should be accessible to everyone, not just the wealthy or powerful
How do you think AI will make its biggest mark in the next 5, 10, 20 years?
AI's biggest impact won't be in replacing humans, but in augmenting our capabilities. We might see advancements in:
  • Personalized education and healthcare: AI could tailor learning and treatment plans to individual needs
  • Scientific discovery and innovation: AI could analyze vast datasets to accelerate research and development
  • Enhanced creativity and problem-solving: AI tools could assist humans in artistic pursuits and complex challenges.
So 5, progress and distress. 10, continued progress and adaptability. 20, true synergy.
Which 2 people do you admire most in the world of AI in terms of their work?
Dr. Fei-Fei Li: A pioneer in computer vision advocating for responsible AI development and inclusion.

Timnit Gebru: A computer scientist who challenged bias in AI research and highlighted the importance of diverse voices in the fie
What are you most excited about taking part in the WSAI Series?
  • Learning from leading experts in the field to better understand the potential and limitations of AI
  • Participating in discussions about the ethical and societal implications of AI
  • Connecting with others passionate about shaping the future of AI in a positive way
Connect with Raul on LinkedIn

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