I am fascinated by AI and machine learning, and not just because it's declared by many technologists as the key driver to the fourth industrial revolution, but because it has the potential to solve some of the most complex problems we aren't even aware of today. But with great power, comes great responsibility, and the companies who dominate both the technological assets and conversations around these AI innovations will be the ones who determine the agenda and directions of large societal shifts, and we are already seeing examples of that today.
The truth is that AI isn't exactly a magic hat where a white rabbit just appears with the swing of a wand; its straightforward in the sense that its an output created by all the millions and billions of lines of the data that feeds it, and with it comes along the ethos of the CEO, company culture, biases, and business goals that get inevitably attached to it. This is why everyone, regardless of how "technical" you consider yourself, all have an important role to play in order to make sure our future arcs toward a better and brighter one. In my next few posts, I will list some actionable advice to 1) people who don't consider themselves as "technical" or heavily involved with technology 2) people who are already working or affiliated with working with technology and 3) to myself.