Forbes Insights Futures In Focus is about tomorrow’s world and how visionaries and leaders are thinking about it, helping us design for it, and guiding us towards it so that we can thrive. Nothing is certain about the future except the need to design differently for it than the world we live in today. Host is Michael Gale, best-selling author of The Digital Helix.
The promise that AI offers is both clearly understood but also vastly misrepresented. AI is not the man behind the curtain according to our guest today, Kymberly Storin, the VP of Marketing for IBM’s cognitive systems group. She believes that the inherent complexity of AI means we can’t just buy into the idea and expect extraordinary results to occur. In fact, if AI is to be the great aid to society it also needs to represent all the components of society too, gender, age, ethnicity, etc. Otherwise it will try and use precepts from our past to try build solutions for a vastly different set of futures by 2030.
If AI is going to be the future for corporations, government and consumers by 2030, then getting it to work cannot be an act of random chance but it needs a clear architecture for design, thinking and delivery that means success is not an act of random chance.
Our guest today sits at the heart of many of the current best practices in real world AI deployments so she can walk us through why the secret DNA is for success but more importantly where we should be taking AI to help solve the underlying challenges with bias in AI. In the second part of the podcast we talk about deeper challenges for a future world of AI where if the technology is meant to help the whole of mankind we need to make sure that the inputs (gender, age, and ethnicity) are properly invested in.
If you are an AI vendor, looking to become a data scientist, running major AI programs inside your organization this is a podcast you should invest 20+ minutes in.