Almost every event I’ve been to lately — whether it’s within the marketing, technology, or social entrepreneurship communities — raises both the inevitability and the risks of artificial intelligence. There’s a lot of excitement and trepidation, and early consideration about where the responsibility for ethical AI resides. A new Pew report captures some of those perspectives, and I shared ways humans and AI might evolve together in the next decade through the lens of AI in the home.
One takeaway from this report and all these convenings: at the operating and board level, there is a dearth of executives with a deep understanding of artificial intelligence and its implementation. We’re still early days on a consistent board tech/AI governance practice, which I suspect will be a new normal in 2020.