Neil Sahota | Why Leaders Need To Embrace The A.I. Revolution

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Over the past few years, there’s been a growing discussion around artificial intelligence (A.I.) and the potential risks that come with it. Just reading comments from Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates about the potential dangers of AI would certainly seem to be reason to give pause on the continued development of this new technology. And yet, early developments in this realm would seem to demonstrate some genuine game-changers that can actually improve both the way we work and live our lives. So given both the public unease and the positive gains from these early advancements, how should leaders be viewing this technological field and what might its impact be on the way they lead? That’s part of the focus of my conversation with A.I. expert Neil Sahota in this episode of my podcast "Leadership Biz Cafe". Neil serves as the United Nations Artificial Intelligence subject matter expert. He's an IBM Master Inventor, and the Chief Innovation Officer at the Irvine School of Law at the University of California. Neil is also the author of the book “Own The AI Revolution, Unlock Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy To Disrupt Your Competition”. Although a big sci-fi fan, I’m not too familiar with A.I., so I really appreciated this conversation with Neil over which we touched on the following topics: What’s behind our ambivalence and fear about A.I. and the role it might play in our workplaces and society at large.How do you program computers to learn so we can ensure we’re getting the outcomes we need, as opposed to some of the high-profile PR disasters we’ve seen with some A.I. initiatives.How A.I. can disrupt the way we work for the better and how can leaders prepare for this transformation.The early steps leaders can take to bring A.I. into their workplace to benefit both their employees and their organization. Whether A.I. is on your radar or not, what we learned in 2020 is that disruption is going to come whether you’re ready for it or not. And after talking with Neil, it’s become clear that A.I. will indeed be that next big wave of disruption that will soon hit your organization’s shores. Noteworthy links: Buy Neil’s book “Own The A.I. Revolution” on Amazon.*Learn more about Neil’s work in the A.I. field - neilsahota.com. *Affiliate link used to support this podcast.

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