Future proof Rising to challenge of AI
Artificial intelligence provides us with an opportunity to unlock our intelligent minds from the mundane and focus on both the urgent and the future, says Owen Lewis, partner in Management Consulting at KPMG.
“It is incumbent on society to build a future that we can all prosper in and therefore there needs to be consideration of a number of factors.
“How will we reward and encourage innovation and open up opportunities for human kind to make possible what was once impossible?
“How will we distribute the world’s wealth when everyday jobs have been replaced by machines? Will there be an “honest day’swork”availableforeveryone?
“What new skills do we need to make sure we equip our society with? Is everyone going to be a coder and come from a STEM background, or do we also need to put more emphasis on human-to-human professions such as carers, teachers, physical exercise trainers, and other jobs we have not yet thought of?
“What is becoming clearer is that these discussions are becoming much more focused, with most governments placing societal impact front and centre of emerging technology innovation.
“Artificial intelligence tasks leaders of the modern world – government, tech giants, futurologists – with the real question of where will our human intelligence evolve us to next. We’ve been here before and I have a sneaky feeling the humans will rise to the challenge.”