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AI - Intelligent or Just Artificial?
Interview of Michael Durrie author of AI - Intelligent or just artificial?
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Invited editorial by Michael Durrie, owner and editor of The Digital Economy, Cologne, Germany. Also to be interviewed for this Thursday April 6 webinar 4:00PM MST https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82390691947
Artificial Intelligence: Intelligent or just artificial?
AI is advancing at a dizzying pace, as is its adoption. A 2019 survey by the research institute O’Reilly found that 85% of respondents were planning AI implementation or already using, with over 50% identifying as mature adopters. If your organization is like most, you are exploring how to integrate AI into your management processes – or you’re already implementing it. And for good reason: AI is revolutionizing eCommerce, supply chains and logistics, diagnostics, customer service and risk management, to name just a few examples. So should we all embrace AI on all levels possible or risk being left behind? Well…not so fast!
A closer look reveals that AI implementation has been a money-losing proposition for many players. It can also increase risk of error and misleading results to practically unmanageable levels. Success in AI adoption belongs to those who fully understand what the technologies can do in the context of their organizations, and which areas of implementation to steer clear of (at least for the foreseeable future). FOR MORE
Fearmongering must stop. See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil. People are tuning out. The media and aspiring leaders respond by heightening their pitch. We continue to be exposed to an ever increasing list of threats to our safety, near and far, soon and forecast: ChatGPT and misinformation, CO2 and the weather, Covid and vaccines, the left/ the right, inflation and public spending, immigration and foreign interference, guns and mass shootings. I'm sure you can add a few more.
Leaders need to inspire. Can all these threats be real? All of equal concern? Fearmongering gets attention. Blame and character assassination are all too common and the focus of aspiring candidates seeking leadership. Fuel the electorate with messages to feel weak, ignored, isolated, fearful as victims. And we wonder why mental health issues are on the rise. What happened to the value of inspiring people with vision and values, leading with hope not fear, promoting a sense of self-worth? Listen TRY TO REMEMBER and JUST RELAX
Your view of the economy? An election is looming. What is your concern: inflation, healthcare and waiting lists, job, food, energy security; school curriculum; waiting lists? Candidates are vying for attention, many with absurd messages and promises to spend more regardless of debt. Promising more not less government. More dependency; less independence. Fueling, growing, feeding the welfare state. Is anyone asking whether the economy is adequate to support such a state? As the population ages and birthrates decline, will the economy be adequate to sustain current benefits?
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