17 July 2019 – Nexus FrontierTech co-founders Danny Goh, Terence Tse, Ph.D and Mark Esposito, Ph.D sat down to talk about their newly released Amazon best-seller, The AI Republic: Building the Nexus Between Humans and Intelligent Automation with Author Hour’s Rae Williams.
In the 30-minute podcast the founders discussed many topics within the realm of artificial intelligence, including how AI should not be seem as an ¨all-seeing master, but a functional tool that must be combined with the intelligence we possess in order to be effective.¨
The three describe how their experiences owning and running a successful AI solutions company gave them the perfect background and experience to create something that could be used for training, academic work and events alike.
One of the main objectives in creating this piece of work, explains Terence, was to debunk popular myths about what AI can and cannot do.
¨A lot of people have different interpretations of what AI is and some people still think AI is Terminator stuff. That idea pushed us to look at writing a book that could help people understand what AI really is. In Europe, a lot of companies are still really struggling with how to put AI into their business operations and activities.¨
For CEO Danny Goh, the biggest reason for writing the book was to lessen the gap between the technology side of things and the business side of things.
¨I do realize that this technology is a big breakthrough in terms of what it can do to mankind. However, there is a big risk in what we can create in the lab and what is actually needed by the commercial world. We are not talking about tomorrow, we are really talking about how we can help the business world today to improve their operations, through how to help businesses run better, and how to create innovation.¨
But the book does not simply touch upon the fallacies of AI and its role in business. Chief Learning Officer Mark Esposito also commented on the government’s role in AI-adoption, and the importance of evolving education-styles in a future that’s bound to see prevalent use of this technology.
¨If you have a country that doesn’t have potential with this technology, it will be difficult for this country to attract investors to participate in trade. We see this as one of those make it or break it technologies that will not necessarily change everything overnight, but has the potential to be as disruptive as other inventions, such as the telephone or the internet.¨
When speaking on future generations he adds, ¨The idea is to create a different kind of human being capable of working with technology, without feeling that technology and people have to be a tradeoff. We like to imagine the symbio-intelligence, rather than having this idea that robots will take over.¨
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