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Are We Driving Straight to the AI Gap?

a picture of a car and a driving school’s signaling plate

In a world changing in an ever-increasing space what constitutes your core advantage today could fade over time and become something from which you will not be able to use for your profit. Considers the many car driving schools in the world and how cars are going autonomous. Do you think that all these car-driving schools will last decades after now?

I don’t think so as all we will need will be to turn on our car and to tell where we would want to go for it to take us to this place. Scott Galloway’s podcast of today July 20, 2023, Why Cars are the Next Battleground for Attention… may have influenced the example that I have provided but if you look carefully you could see how many sectors and skills are endangered by the Artificial intelligence revolution that is becoming more and more efficient.

Given this fact, I think it is important to think more about how the skills and businesses that we are relying on today will be impacted by AI in the coming years because this AI wave that I am seeing will not leave any piece of these alike. AI will transform how we will do our work and how we will live and interact with the world around us. Will AI makes our life better is another question which I am not sure whether it has a positive or a negative answer but if I consider the last technological innovations that we have experienced, like PC, the internet, and smartphone I am less confident about AI improving the life of most people in the world.

We should not let AI widen the gaps between rich people and poor people again like what many have accused the past industrial and technological revolutions to have done. AI should help people and organizations amplify their inner self and their abilities while having the most equitable economical impacts on all these entities. I have no doubt about the ability of AI to amplify the abilities of people and organizations because I myself have witnessed and tested how fast I could do faster with AI things I used to do but I am still not sure if this increased productivity I got from using AI will be turned into more financial power. In organizations, Productivity has been almost always a source of increasing revenues which may make us think that AI will increase the revenues of organizations as it increases their productivity. Here also what I am fearing is to see high-cap companies which have more financial power to pay for AI solutions leverage this capability to get more revenues and higher cap while the other small companies which fewer financial resources will wait for AI to be commoditized services in order to be able to use it in their advantage. This is among the fact that is at the core of this possible effect of AI widening the gap between big and small organizations and I think that the same reasoning could be applied to people.

I see money and technical skills as the barriers to entry into actual AI because you either have the money to pay for AI API usage and the required AI task force or not or the skills required to train AI models yourself or not. Money comes into these two parts but we could take time as money and consider the time that you or your organization will spend learning more about AI without having the financials mean to pay for it as an investment that will pay off when AI will be commoditized and accessible at scale to everyone.

Instead of criticizing the possible coming flaws of AI, I think it’s better to adopt it as something that will become an important part of our future world and dance with it by always trying to see how what we do could be done with it or done by it. The mix of AI and skilled people and organizations is a very strong mix that will be the core material of the economic structure of our world like how concrete mix is the core material of most buildings in which we are living and working. This metaphor between AI and concrete mix might be why during Inspire 2023 Microsoft tried to showcase to us how our journey into AI could look like by using the metaphor of a building that you can see in the picture of this tweet I made when I was watching this event.

Papa Makhtar Diop on Twitter: ""🔑 At #MSInspire, @judsonalthoff said: " we understand the importance of key stakeholders in empowering individuals and organizations worldwide. Our integrated Microsoft cloud solution connects modern work assets to Azure, unlocking integrated value. #Productivity / Twitter"

"🔑 At #MSInspire, @judsonalthoff said: " we understand the importance of key stakeholders in empowering individuals and organizations worldwide. Our integrated Microsoft cloud solution connects modern work assets to Azure, unlocking integrated value. #Productivity

While getting to know more about AI by watching MSinpire and testing what could be an AI product I got a piece of sad news that made me stop this fourth experience which is about learning how an AI could cover a tech event by streaming post on social media and articles on news boards and blogs platforms. AI will for sure have a big impact on our day-to-day life and work but I am almost sure that it will not prevent us from dying then thank you for reading what is the contribution of a real man, not an AI.

Like this American African entrepreneur whom I was discussing in front of the door of my mother’s home, I was discussing weeks ago with this brother and friend in front of the door of my room-as-office and now he is gone. Rip to him, AI can’t replace people like this.

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Published Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2023 08:17:23 GMT

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