Livia Spiesz, Head of Global Business Relations and External Communications, SwissCognitive
Shaping the Societal Acceptance & Development of Artificial Intelligence
It doesn’t matter how great new technological (or any) inventions are, if society doesn’t accept them, all the resources used for research and development goes down the drain. To ensure that new technologies can go through their entire lifecycle and pave the path for new inventions, many aspects come into play. Leaders and experts are one of these aspects and they play a pivotal role in the societal acceptance of these technologies.
Looking at AI From the Right Perspective
AI is an interesting newcomer (if newcomer at all). We use it, as part of end products or services, yet we feel sceptical about it – based on some unrealistic reputation built by the media and Hollywood. As a result, many people, when think about AI, tend to picture robots and avatars, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Terminator, Ava in Ex Machina, David in Prometheus, or they have headlines popping in, such as “AI Will Overtake Humans in 5 Years”, “Humanity Should Fear Advances in Artificial Intelligence”, “Is the World Moving Towards Real Terminators?”, “AI Gained Consciousness”.
The invisibility of this technology also doesn’t make it easy for many of us to understand and accept it. Which is quite interesting as with most inventions we are actually not necessarily interested how they work, but rather what purpose they serve and how they contribute to our lives. Nevertheless, the case is different with AI. Which is not an strange issue after all, as we, human beings are naturally curious, but it certainly sets tougher standards and expectations for industries which need to be met. Organizations not only need to ensure that they comply with Technological Social Responsibility, but they also need to find ways to communicate to the public how the technology works and how they benefit from it. The sources of these information have to be trusted, justified and credible. Industry experts and leaders play a pivotal role in the process of spotlighting the need for AI-based solutions, and with hands-on transparent insights create understanding and drive development.
“Industry experts and leaders play a pivotal role in the process of spotlighting the need for AI-based solutions, and with hands-on transparent insights create understanding drive development.”
AI Experts in the Spotlight
To ensure that our products and services increasingly benefit from the power of AI across industries, credible experts with hands-on practical insights need to be put more into the public eye. Reason being is that their expertise, skills, experience, and limitless curiosity don’t only serve as mediums to advance AI, but also as a mediums to demystify this technology, create understanding, and build public trust.
Global AI Ambassadors on a Joint Mission
With the purpose of demystify AI, creating understanding, and building public trust, and with the strong SwissCognitive principle of “Share for Success”, a global network of AI experts have been created, consisting of 50 AI Ambassadors. These incredibly inspiring minds have been carefully selected by the core and extended Team of SwissCognitive, World-Leading AI Network strictly on the basis of their personal accomplishments – regardless companies, organizations or products. They meet various tough criteria concerning for instance expertise, experience and, very importantly, trust. The AI Ambassadors believe in the smart combination of human and artificial intelligence that can drive businesses and societies forward. They are propelled by passion and committed to share their knowledge & experience with an interdisciplinary approach. They are driven to involve communities worldwide in the AI journey, stimulate information flow across borders and disciplines, and while building trust, play a crucial role in demystifying AI.
The current network of AI Ambassadors is spread out on six continents and consists of experts with an average of twenty years of experience in AI. The power of the network of AI Ambassadors lies in collaboration – reducing misconceptions, spotlighting applications, potentials and challenges and driving the development forward together to the point where the limitation of this technology is only our imagination.
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“The power of the network of AI Ambassadors lies in collaboration – reducing misconceptions, spotlighting applications, potentials and challenges and driving the development forward together to the point where the limitation of this technology is only our imagination.”
Global AI Ambassadors 2022
Aleksandra Przegalinska, Angelica Sirotin, Ann Aerts, Antonio Russo, Aruna Pattam, Ashley Casovan, Carolina Pinart, Christian Guttmann, Claire Matuka, Clara Langevin, Craig Ganssle, Daniel Angerhausen, David Meza, Enrico Molinari, Erik Nygren, Eva Schönleitner, Ganesh Padmanabhan, Heinz V. Hoenen, Irakli Beridze, Jacques Ludik, Jayant Narayan, John Kamara, Marisa Tschopp, Muhannad Alomari, Nancy Nemes, Ngozi Bell, Pascal Bornet, Ria Persad, Ricardo Chavarriaga, Sophie Achermann, Steffen Konrath, Tania Peitzker, Thomas Helfrich, Tom Allen, Umberto Michelucci, Utkarsh Amitabh, Utpal Chakraborty, Alexandra Ebert, Andeed Ma, Chad Osorio, Frida Polli, Giselle Mota, Jeff Winter, Johan Steyn, Kim Dressendoerfer, Leila Toplic, Natasja Ludik, Bret Greenstein, Andreas Welsch,
Countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Continents: Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia,