Artificial Intelligence. It’s Beyond Technology.
It is indeed. But only if we allow it. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is, in fact, much more than a tool or system that can help us to make our processes faster, more accurate and efficient. It is a technology that can turn thousands of years worth of data into valuable information, and with that, find answers and solutions to urging global questions. It is man-made intelligence (based purely on human intelligence) that has the potential to transform our and our children’s lives for the better.
“AI is a technology that can turn thousands of years worth of data into valuable information, and find answers & solutions to urging global questions.”
Are we doing enough?
The answer to whether we are doing enough today to advance this technology to its true potentials is likely no. Organisations, and in many cases, people on a personal level, are trapped in the short-term goals and lost of long-term visions. Short-term goals, however, without the consideration of our rapidly changing world can have (and will have) long-term costs and consequences. From the business world, we don’t need to introduce the story of Blockbuster, Blackberry, Kodak, Polaroid, Nokia, Xerox… you name it! These are only some of the examples showing how fast our world and needs are changing, to which businesses need to adapt fast and fearless, ready to experiment, fail, and learn.
From risk-averse to experimental
We reached a point in evolution where we need to recognise the urging need for becoming experimental. Waiting for the right time or when everything speaks for the next step, is simply off the plate. In business, it is just too risky as it allows competitors to step ahead and even leave us out of the game. Therefore, as mistakes are sources of learning, organisations need to adapt to the test-learn-and-adapt approach. When managed well, with time, this approach leads to renewed processes and competitive advantage. It can also make employees feeling more successful, motivated, daring, and innovative – all of which translates into business value.
Understanding and trust
Despite some of the obvious benefits that cognitive technologies can bring about, there is a significant amount of mistrust and fear among the general public. Nevertheless, it is understandable. It is ubiquitous human nature to mistrust and fear the unknown. Fear, however, is a lousy advisor – both in our personal lives and business. To manage fear, we need to integrate public understanding into our processes. Business, public, research, politics, and academia all need to be part of an open discussion. We need to join forces and make information transparent and accessible – leading to better understanding and eventually trust.
To manage fear, we need to integrate public understanding into our processes. Business, public, research, politics, and academia all need to be part of an open discussion.
Our debates need to change from conventional to renewed, focusing on challenges, opportunities, failures and successes. It needs to be open and targeted not only towards experts and leaders but also across industries and societies. The source of information needs to be trusted and neutral. It needs to create curiosity, spur creativity, and bring people together on a global level.
Become part of the discussion! You, as an AI enthusiast, manager, leader, entrepreneur, team member, parent, or child – you name it; technology impacts us all, no matter where we come from or what we do professionally. And exactly that’s why we encourage you to take the opportunity to exchange and connect.
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