Business leaders and policy makers alike are anticipating yet another year of rapidly evolving AI technology with all the challenges and opportunities that it presents.


Copyright: – “The Year Of AI: 2024 Predictions”


Artificial intelligence (AI) became the most talked about technology theme in 2023. Businesses across every sector started to explore how AI, and more specifically generative AI, could drive greater growth and efficiency. The dizzying speed of large language model development has caught some companies by surprise while it has given others a first-mover advantage. With AI now firmly in the line of sight of any board-level executive, Verdict asked a cross section of industry leaders about their AI predictions for 2024.

Chris Sharp, CTO, Digital Realty

“In 2023 AI went mainstream – 2024 will see AI completely transform the way we live and work. AI’s impact will increase exponentially as businesses begin to embed multi-modal generative AI tools. AI workloads will become more demanding, and there will be a greater need for the infrastructure that houses these applications and enables their smooth operation: data centers. They will have to flex to respond to these changing demands – being agile, adaptable, and providing customers with options that allow them to scale or shift direction to make the most of the opportunities AI offers, will be critical.”

Zahra Bahrololoumi, CEO, Salesforce UK & Ireland

“AI innovation is accelerating and unlocking new opportunities for customers and citizens. We need a skilled workforce with the right training and guardrails to ensure this technology is rolled out responsibly, and effectively. Yet, we know there is a digital skills gap that needs to be closed. This is particularly acute in the UK where over a third (38%) of workers are already using or planning to use generative AI at work but most (62%) say they lack skills to do so effectively and safely. This needs to change.

It will take investment and close collaboration between all stakeholders. That’s why we’re urging the UK government to establish a national online digital skills platform. In 2024, organisations all over the world need to commit to upskilling people in AI and digital skills to make sure we don’t create a new digital divide.”

Sridhar Ramaswamy, SVP of AI, Snowflake

“Generative AI’s negative impacts will be hard to manage early on including job loss, deep fakes, and a deepening digital divide. Although generative AI is reimagining how we interact with machines, there are some immediate concerns that will be particularly challenging in the early years of widespread AI and language model adoption. For a lot of people involved in what we loosely call “knowledge work,” quite a few of their jobs are going to vaporise. Rapid change makes it hard to quickly absorb displaced workers elsewhere in the workforce, and as a result both the private sector and governments will need to step up.

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“Deep fakes are also another hurdle and we can expect increased attacks on what we humans collectively think of as our reality — resulting in a world where no one can, or should, trust a video of you because it may be AI-generated. Finally, advances in AI will exacerbate the digital divide that has been happening over the past 20-30 years between the haves and have nots, and will further increase inequality across the globe. I can only hope that by making information more accessible, this emerging technology leads to a new generation of young adults who better understand the issues and potential, and can counter that risk.”[…]

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