Ep 138: AI for Good – Strategies for Ethical and Sustainable AI Development
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming industries and economies across the globe. Amidst unprecedented technological advancements, business leaders find themselves at the forefront of navigating the ethical and sustainable development of AI. In a recent episode of the Everyday AI podcast, industry expert Mark Minevich provided invaluable insights into strategies for harnessing the power of AI for good. In this article, we delve into the key takeaways from the episode and explore how business owners and decision-makers can adopt responsible AI practices to fuel business growth, innovation, and positive societal impact.
Embracing AI for Inclusive Digital Capacity:
The episode shed light on the imperative for governments and the private sector to ensure that urban cities promote inclusive digital capacity. Business leaders must work alongside regulatory bodies and educational institutions to provide access to AI education, fostering a workforce equipped with the skills to thrive in the digital economy. By investing in AI training programs and encouraging continuous learning, companies can create better job opportunities, leading to a more fulfilling life for individuals in urban areas.
Balancing Automation with Human Skills:
While AI can enhance productivity and efficiency, it is essential to recognize that cognitive reasoning and creativity remain unique human skills. Business leaders should strive for a symbiotic relationship between humans and AI, leveraging technology to augment human capabilities rather than replace them. By nurturing a culture that values human skills alongside AI adoption, organizations can create an environment conducive to innovation and sustainable growth.
Establishing Ethical AI Governance:
Ethics in AI development is a critical concern and an area where business owners can proactively shape positive change. Striving for ethical AI means deploying AI solutions that are safe, secure, trustworthy, and fair. Business leaders should advocate for clear AI regulations and support initiatives that address privacy, identity theft, and other ethical concerns associated with AI implementation. By doing so, companies can not only protect consumer trust but also drive long-term business success.
Emphasizing AI for Social Impact:
As AI continues to progress, business leaders must prioritize the allocation of capital and resources towards AI initiatives that have a positive social impact. By dedicating a significant portion of AI investments to socially innovative projects, companies can contribute to solving global challenges such as climate change, healthcare accessibility, and social equality. Maintaining a balance between focusing on corporate efficiencies and addressing social issues ensures a well-rounded approach to AI development.
Collaborating for Sustainable AI Ecosystems:
Mark Minevich emphasized the collaborative nature of sustainable AI development. Business leaders should actively seek partnerships with academia, governmental bodies, and other companies to foster an ecosystem promoting inclusive AI innovation. By working together, diverse stakeholders can bring their unique perspectives, experiences, and resources to collectively drive responsible AI development and adoption.
The insights shared in the Everyday AI podcast episode on ethical and sustainable AI development present business owners and decision-makers with a roadmap for responsible AI implementation. By embracing AI as a force for good, prioritizing ethics, nurturing human skills, and fostering collaboration, businesses can unlock the tremendous potential of AI while positively impacting society. As AI continues to shape the future, the responsibility lies with business leaders to leverage this transformative technology ethically, sustainably, and for the greater good of all.
Topics Covered in This Episode
1. Importance of AI education
2. Government responsibility in AI development
3. Competitive landscape in AI
4. Balancing job displacements and new job creation through AI
Jordan Wilson [00:00:17]:
Can AI actually be used for good? It’s one of those common misconceptions that I I think it’s always on people’s mind, but we don’t always talk about. I think people fear artificial intelligence and, even generative AI, and they’re wondering, what is this gonna do for my job, my career, even society? So I don’t always have the the answers to those questions, but, I I bring on guests who do. So I’m extremely excited, today to talk about AI and good and to go over some strategies for ethical and sustainable AI development. But before we do and before we bring our guests onto the show, So many so many big updates to go over today in the world of AI news. And, hey, just as a reminder, if you’re joining us live, thank you. If you’re joining us on the podcast, make sure always check your show notes and go to your everyday AI.com. Sign up for the free daily newsletter. So much Has happened in the AI world over the past 2 or 3 days.
Daily AI news
Jordan Wilson [00:01:13]:
So we’re just gonna go over 2 quick developments, and then make sure to go to your everyday AI.com. Sign up for the free daily newsletter and check out the rest. Alright. Big development number 1. OpenAI is set to announce a slew of major updates at its developer day to day. So this kicks off in a little over 4 hours, and there’s been a lot of different rumors and some confirmed leaks, but let’s just go over Very high level. So, Gizmo V 8, reportedly is is what this new redesigned interface is going to be called. And the 2 new, I’d I’d I’d say the biggest features that, will be affecting a lot of us who use chat gpt are the magic creator and the GPT builder.
Jordan Wilson [00:01:54]:
That essentially is going to allow users to build and potentially sell, their own custom chatbots within, this new redesigned interface, also bringing in what’s called context connectors, allowing you to bring in files, from Google Drive, Microsoft 365, and also reportedly a wider memory context. So there’s a lot of new, updates aimed at developers as well, But, you know, for us kind of day to day, everyday users of Chat gbt, a lot of big, announcements coming, in about about 4 hours. Alright. Last piece of news, and then we’ll get into our interview. So speaking of AI chatbots, Elon Musk, released his kind of chat GPT competitor. So Elon Musk, his company, Axe dot AI, revealed their chatbot, Grok, I believe Grok. And it is, Kind of being marketed as an AI with a rebellious streak. And this is modeled after, the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy.
Jordan Wilson [00:02:54]:
So, obviously, Elon Musk is taking his own, kind of take on this. A couple couple things that may distinguish it from other a, other AI chatbots is it’s going to be using real time data, from Axe, Formerly known as Twitter, and, reportedly will be debuting at $30 a month. Alright. You didn’t join for the AI news. Let me bring on the guest for today. But as a reminder, If you wanna know more what’s happening in the world of generative AI, make sure to go to your everyday AI.com. Sign up for the free daily newsletter. And Thank you for your patience, and help me welcome my guest for today.
About Mark and his AI involvement
Jordan Wilson [00:03:30]:
Very, very excited to have on the show and welcome. We have Mark Minevesh. Mark is, among many other things, he’s an author, chief data scientist, you wanna advise a little of everything.
Mark Minevich [00:03:43]:
I’m not a chief data scientist. I’m not. I am the chief strategist.
Jordan Wilson [00:03:49]:
Oh, thank you, Mark. Thank you.
Mark Minevich [00:03:50]:
Digital strategist. And I’m sitting on a lot of different committees and boards, but I’m driving This most exciting AI agenda around the world and around United States about AI, but also how does AI Connect to our society, human beings, and our planet. I am driving it from, government, government affairs, advisory, investments, And also media. Thank you.
Jordan Wilson [00:04:16]:
Yes. Yes. Thanks thanks for joining the show, Mark, and thanks for that that correction. So many so many different things you’re involved in. It’s it’s hard to keep track, Maybe can you just, you kind of gave everyone a a little taste there, but, you know, maybe just talk a little bit about your round involvement because, You know, like I said, you you are involved in, AI in so many different areas. So so maybe just give everyone just a really quick overview of of the different ways you are involved right now.
Mark Minevich [00:04:41]:
Thank you so much. So I am, today, president of Going Global Ventures, which is an advisory firm Advising, governments, international organizations, and enterprises around the world on adoption, of artificial intelligence at all levels depending where you are in your maturity cycle in your organization. Okay? So think about Elon Musk and maturity level five. So everybody wants to get there. Everybody wants to be in autonomous world, autonomous corporation. In order to get there, it’s not about techno. Not everything is about technology. Okay? Technology is only 5 to 10%.
Mark Minevich [00:05:16]:
A lot of it has to do with process, governance, culture, ecosystems. We make that work for the biggest, largest organizations in the world and also governments as well. And, we are also involved On, international groups, international committees, including the United Nations, are, their organization focusing on Alliance for AI and the planet, is focused on bringing in sustainability and climate Together and leveraging AI as a tool to fight climate change. And this is the initiative that got started 2 years ago with UNDP, UNESCO, headquarters, and we have identified some really spectacular solutions all over the world and also wrote number of different innovative research papers on this topic, trying to put some attention and also capital and resources on this. I’m also the chair of the executive committee of AI for good foundation Focusing on smart cities, responsible AI, and making sure that it’s the top of the narrative, not only on international agencies, But also cities and governments and organizations around the world. We’re doing a massive project in Ukraine right now trying to help this nation of Ukraine fight off This Russian invasion by, if you by art using artificial intelligence, digital platform, leveraging AI, matching systems, We’re we’re providing that as well. We’re also I’m also, as you know, a Forbes columnist, so I cover a lot of the stuff at Forbes. And I’m an author of this new book, Our planet, your planet, our planet powered by AI.
Mark Minevich [00:06:54]:
It is powered by AI today. It’s gonna be powered substantially more in the future. So this future is exciting. It’s great. You know, like Andreessen, Marc Andreessen and Harvests recently said, AI is going to save our planet. It is going to save
Jordan Wilson [00:07:09]:
it. No, Mark. Just just in about 2 minutes there.
Mark Minevich [00:07:12]:
Jordan Wilson [00:07:13]:
You already you already rattled off.
Mark Minevich [00:07:15]:
Yeah. And also, and also, I’m also investor in a number of different portfolio companies across the world, and I work with a large investment fund As one of the shareholders and investors called Bootstrap Labs, it’s the largest AI fund in United States, and we’re involved in many deals globally. So I’m trying to cover the AI space role from a political, economic, business, and investment point of view.
Use cases of AI helping society
Jordan Wilson [00:07:38]:
Right. And and and just right there, Mark, You know, you already answered a couple of our questions, you know, about AI being used for good because I think, you know, so so many times people have kind of this fear of AI, and maybe it’s a misunderstanding. But already, you you you already talked about, you know, using AI to fight, climate change, you know, for smart cities and and and a host of other things. Maybe can you share some other examples or maybe some that you’re even, very excited about or initiatives that you’re already seeing are having, you know, a positive impact on society
Mark Minevich [00:08:10]:
Well, again, I’ll start with high level and then drill down to examples, Jordan. And, again, thank you very much for for having me here. You know, I personally I just came off of a very significant conference in Beverly Hills talking to the global investors interest in family offices in addressing these issues. And what I said is AI represents tremendous progress. It is completely unstoppable. Nobody could pause it. No government, no community. We gotta stop this discussion of posing.
Mark Minevich [00:08:37]:
Elon Musk wanted to pause it. Now he’s launching, as you mentioned, he’s launching his own cognitive AI, agent based on LLM technology. I think it does clearly also also, provides this issue of dark shadows Then we have to be concerned. This is why president Biden has done what he has done, and kudos to him. I addressed it in Forbes article, but I could tell you a couple of things. One is we believed on this, AI for the planet alliance that I mentioned. We have discovered some hidden gems, and I’ll tell you specifically on what they are. We discovered, this interesting company called AquaConnect.
Mark Minevich [00:09:11]:
It is a full stack, aqua aquaculture platform to bring sustainability through AI And satellite remote sensing. Very, very unique. We would not have uncovered if we did not do this platform because not everything exists on big tech, And you have to scout, and you gotta bring them, and you have to make sure that everyone really understands what’s happening in the solution startup world. We have uncovered, and, actually, they were in the top 3, HASP power systems. HASP uses AI to accelerate access to reliable and affordable energy It drives economic growth, better living standards to 10% of the world’s population living in poverty. So they are addressing this underserved market. We’re also uncovered this incredible technology actually coming in. Unfortunately, now the Problem in this part of the world, in Israel and in Gaza, but we uncovered something very interesting called Alba Climate Project out of Tel Aviv Using, powered by AI and satellite data, this alba climate is, developed state of the art the state of the art remote sensing for carbon removal and and lend user monitoring, creating a new paradigm for transparency.
Mark Minevich [00:10:18]:
And just recently, when I was at this conference speaking, My one of my colleagues from the Bronfman family, Ben Bronfman, basically spoke about global thermostat and carbon removal technology and what it does to the planet. We are not allowing major investment, unfortunately, worldwide to many of those initiatives. And the reason is, I’ll tell you. So I I rattled off a number of, initiatives which I’m very, very, very excited about. But what I’m not excited is that corporates Continue to put money on on the corporate efficiency and productivity and all of those competitiveness issues Without addressing the social ills, we got a 96% of the capital is flowing into this bucket of corporate efficiency. And we need to change this equation Where 50% of that is going into AI for good, social innovation for AI, and then The rest of that could be in corporate efficiency. We want everybody to make money, and the AI provides that capability, but I wanna make sure it’s an even playing field. It is not an even playing field right now, And this is the reason for our book.
Mark Minevich [00:11:22]:
Our planet for our planet powered by AI is trying to change this narrative to say those things matter. Under underserved communities matter. All inclusiveness matters. Diversity matters around the world. It cannot be just elites. It cannot be the largest countries in the world and the largest corporations and big tech dictating it. So I think we share this reality, and I will tell you also, 12% of sustainable development goals are on track. Only 12% right now today, All the respect to secretary general Gutierrez.
Mark Minevich [00:11:52]:
And it’s not on it’s not him. It’s just the ecosystem around the world. We are Only 12% are ready to track to achieve 20, 30 targets. That’s not good enough. There’s disparities across the world, across companies, across people, and Medium and low income countries, developed nations, resource scarcity, supply chain scarcity, comprehensive collaboration. We need AI to be able to Solve a lot of those problems to improve access, improve delivery, improve accelerating speed. This is the issue of AI. AI is not, as I said in the beginning of conversation, generative AI is only 10% of algorithmic, 20% technology, And a profound 70% is about our collaboration, our culture, applications, and solutions.
Mark Minevich [00:12:38]:
And, you know, I could go on, and I’ll give you more examples In this, in this profound interview that we’re having regarding greenhouse emissions, about pollution, about disease spreading, You know, those are the issues about our nature, about our biodiversity, about our our health, our energy management. This is where we have to put tremendous attention, And we will. And we’re doing all of this in right now, generative AI and cognitive AI could provide those solutions, but we need Leadership, and we need capital to be able to do this properly.
Programs around global focus on responsible AI
Jordan Wilson [00:13:09]:
You know, Mark, I wanna follow-up on that. So you said, 96 of, I don’t know if it was the focus or the investment is going toward corporate efficiencies and not being used in in ways that would have Better impact, you know, across underserved communities, other parts of the world. Why do you think that is? I I I I mean, is there a simple a simple reason for is it just because, hey. The corporate industries just care about the bottom dollar?
Mark Minevich [00:13:34]:
Well, you know, mid there are many great programs. There are as you know, there are responsible AI initiatives Within on the corporate enterprise side, at least in the democratic side of the G7 alliance. So if you look at European Union, you look at Canada, you look at Japan, g seven, which they had a a fantastic meeting in Japan just recently, in the summer. They all care about the responsible AI. But, again, it’s the funding of those programs and initiatives, across the world in some of those large companies. Some of them have it, you know, in some large corporations, especially technology. Some of them don’t have it. Some of them have more PR efforts instead of actually figuring out what to do with governance and regulations, and this is why the governments have Step up, especially in democracies where we are.
Mark Minevich [00:14:20]:
The governments have to step up and say, okay. There’s some code that seem you know, it has to be classified as malicious. You know, it also does it meet national security standards? Do do for does everybody has an equal chance? Are are AI bots and chat bots, Are they also tracking underprivileged communities and not allowing them to get credits and mortgages and everything else and and applying to universities? So we wanna eliminate discrimination. We wanna eliminate bias. We live in a democratic society. Everybody equals chance. That is not the and same in autocratic societies. It is not the same in China.
Mark Minevich [00:14:55]:
It is not the same in India. Sorry, in in in Iran. This is not the same in, in Russia And North Korea, the it’s all about just collecting this data for surveillance of their population, for the control and surveillance. We don’t wanna do that. We wanna provide common good and collective good to all of our people, make sure we’re all inclusive. We all follow certain standards and rules, We could collectively win as a group. We could all in the United States, we wanna achieve the American dream using artificial intelligence, but we have to be given equal chance, and Equitable access, all inclusive access.
Challenges governments face in implementing AI
Jordan Wilson [00:15:30]:
You know, Mark, one thing one thing that you just mentioned there is kind of the role of government. And, you know, before that, you mentioned the, the the Biden White House, here in the US, their executive, executive order on AI. But it seems like, you know, that was, like, 8 days ago. And you look at now even what’s happened in the last 8 days, and there’s been a lot. So, like, what challenges Do governments face to, you know, properly regulate this in a responsible way when the development and And, kind of what’s new in AI is happening so quickly.
Mark Minevich [00:16:06]:
Yeah. It is not an easy situation. You need different types of regulatory authorities, In my opinion, I argued for this and spoke in Washington and other places. You cannot have the same authorities that are regulating SEC, FDA, FCC, the same types of people. People have to be equipped. They have to understand AI. AI is not your traditional computer sciences. You know? AI is also, very unique.
Mark Minevich [00:16:29]:
It’s really mimicking, the human brain and creativity with your brain. And AI is so wide and so broad With robotics, with machine learning, with generative AI, with, with convoluted neural networks, all of this stuff. So we really have to understand it, but I think the governments Have responsibility. They have to provide AI which is safe, which is secure, which is trustworthy, and which are fair. That is the responsibility of democratic government, including United States, and I’m very proud. I’m very proud of what president Biden has done. I think it is unparalleled in scope. The only issue, again, is an executive order.
Mark Minevich [00:17:04]:
It’s not legislature. So how can you enforce all of that when it’s not legislature And it has to be enforced. So I think they will do as much as possible. But in United States, what we were trying to do different from European Union, We’re trying to protect innovation, and we’re trying to protect, the technology and innovation space. It is about innovation and ethics. At the same time, you have to be able to balance at the same time. Of course, you’re seeing now on the news, startups are complaining and saying, oh my god. It’s gonna stifle us Because now we have to release the code, and everybody has to go underneath our code and say, how is it classified? Is it dangerous? Is it malicious? You know, are we evading privacy? I think there’s a price to pay because we in the AI community, as you know, With professor Hinton, professor Jan Lecun, everybody’s arguing.
Mark Minevich [00:17:52]:
There’s no, one consensus. Nobody knows right now today’s AI going generative AI, is it gonna metamorphose into some sort of AGI in the future? Because there’s so many backward capabilities, 1,000 connectors. The brain cannot handle all of this. What will happen? So everybody has questions. There are questions that entertainment industry has. What happens to all of us if generative AI is producing scripts? It’s producing the movie. It’s producing it could be producing a podcast. What happens if you generate Mark here And you generate our host.
Mark Minevich [00:18:25]:
And and who is actually behind the scenes? A lot of questions. And so they wanna make sure the likeness is not stolen, The identity is not stolen where we have some sort of a model where we are not it’s not a a cowboy type of a world, And I believe that be good beginning with this executive order. I think we’re trying to improve the brainpower by bringing in smartest people all over the world. We’re trying to appoint AI regulators. We’re trying to appoint somebody like chief AI officers within the government agencies and other things. We’re focusing on job displacements, and none none none of us are gonna be happy. But one thing I’ll tell you is when you have Goldman Sachs putting out a statement, The 300,000,000 jobs, as you know, you’ve seen the statement. Mhmm.
Mark Minevich [00:19:06]:
3 1000000 jobs are gonna be displaced in March that came out. It scared a lot of people. Why not put a statement that comes out from McKinsey and BCG and other organizations that says, yes, but 450,000,000 jobs are gonna be created. And it’s a big deal. 450,000,000 jobs, AI engineers, I basically, IoT maintenance people, Another thing. So we have to look at balanced situation and but at the same time, we gotta start preparing people for this new economy. Digital capacity. Our universities, our schools, we’re all lacking.
Mark Minevich [00:19:37]:
Lacking everywhere. We’re catching up right now. I think this order, Again, coming back to the Biden order, compared to European Union, we are not taking anything away from innovation. We’re just basically saying, let’s be responsible about what we do, and let’s not harm people.
International collaboration crucial for AI progress
Jordan Wilson [00:19:54]:
Yeah. And and, Mark, I’m gonna ask you a question here that there may not be a great answer for because, You know, so many of these of these things that you talked about, you know, especially when we get back to using AI for good, they require international collaboration. Right? And And, yes, there was a, successful g seven meeting around AI last week. Great strides being made in that, regard. You know, we’ve talked A little bit about the Biden White House and and and their new, executive order on AI. But in the end, there is still a a very and Competitive, landscape. Right? And and, you know, here in the US, you know, looking at certain, like, exporting certain technologies as as not wanting to do that To maintain a competitive advantage. So how can we find that balance between working together for something greater? You know? Things like, you know, like emissions and and climate change, but still having that, you know, competitive, Landscape that drives the world economy forward.
Mark Minevich [00:20:50]:
Yeah. I I think, thankfully, we have an administration now, that is focusing on the planet needs, There’s the planetary needs, and there’s a reason for the book. It’s not just about efficiency, and it’s not just about human centric, about all of us and about our egos. It’s about our planet. And our planet is much more than just human beings, so we gotta address this. At the same time, people are in certain nations, And that’s how we are. We’re not just, you know, floating around in international communities. We’re in certain nations.
Mark Minevich [00:21:18]:
So United United States needs to and wants to be highly competitive. It is already highly competitive in terms of AI, you know, overtaking many countries. European Union doesn’t even have one viable LLM. And I I’m I’m on record, not one viable LLM. And, also, As much effort that they want to do, AI engineers and LLM and data scientists are all leaving. They’re all coming to United States. They wanna be in this environment. China, of course, has its own set of models, and it’s focusing, again, surveillance, collection of data for every single person, every single hospital, every single institution.
Mark Minevich [00:21:54]:
So we’re in a world where we have to compete against many different countries. The world is very fragmented right now. There’s also, you know, competition is not only economic. It’s also military competition. The worst are not thought, like, in 1918 when, you know, when everybody was in the trenches. Maybe it’s still happening in Ukraine to some degree, but the world you know, the next worst are gonna be AI driven. It’s gonna be precision. It’s gonna be digital drones, Digital twin technology.
Mark Minevich [00:22:22]:
You have to be prepared for this. So you need AI as a competitive tool, and each country is trying to figure out, okay. Should I be sending this sensitive information to authoritarian country that could use it against us? There’s some very difficult decisions. So we cannot do things on only economic advantage. We have to look at competitiveness, and we have to look at innovation of our country. United States is positioned properly. We have the best universities. We have the best federal research labs in the world to be able to do this.
Mark Minevich [00:22:50]:
We’re ahead of the competition. We have unbelievable entrepreneurship. Venture capital is investing where it should be investing. Look. Generative AI is sucking all the oxygen right now. All of the all the oxygen is being sucked out and is focusing on generative AI, and it is it is, really major. And in 2024, Degenerative AI, is going to be a key set of key set of new milestones and use cases that are gonna be seen throughout the industry. And and a lot of it will happen in the United States of America.
Mark Minevich [00:23:18]:
It is not happening in South America. It’s not happening in Africa. And in many cases, not even Southeast Asia. It is happening here because we’re putting attention to it, and we know that this is a major transformative moment. We know how important the LLMs are. But, again, the government has to have have to have some assemblance of this as we’re going through very turbulent very turbulent period where and Things are just gelling together. We have not so far, in my opinion. Yes.
Mark Minevich [00:23:45]:
We have content aggregators. We have marketing apps. We have way apps I saw on your website how to do packaging, your PowerPoint, and all this stuff. This is all consumer stuff material, Enterprise stuff, which is gonna be targeting the largest enterprises in the world, multinationals. It’s all coming 2024 right now, and the big bigger budgets are being allocated. We’re in incredible times right now, you know, in my opinion. And I mentioned to you, you know, where we are in terms of funding. I’ll I’ll I’ll say this to you.
Mark Minevich [00:24:13]:
Look at where we are. When we were in, in the twin in 2022, the funding was just $2,600,000,000 in AI. Now by just the end of this, by the end of 6 months of this year, 2023, 86 deals were done approximately staggering funding of $14,000,000,000 in equity. That is just unbelievable. This is just never mind the months of, of September October, it is just valuations are through the roof. We have valuations through the roof. Pre money valuations are through the roof. 60% year to year.
Mark Minevich [00:24:48]:
Serge, we have unicorns. Look at how many unicorns. You’re covering this. You’re doing a fantastic job on covering this. We have a meteoric rise of 18 generative AI entities which are considered to be now unicorns. And by the way, the growth is forecasted. Look at the growth. By 2023, we’re gonna have growth, a forecast of AI startup funding in terms of growth To $42,600,000,000 by 2023.
Mark Minevich [00:25:13]:
The in the yeah. Enthusiasm is there. The corporate engagement is there from Salesforce to NVIDIA. So United States is committed to be a leading player in the world. A lot of activity is happening here. Of course, there’s some going on in in European Union, in United Kingdom. We have an exciting summit That the prime minister in London, in UK hosted. They’re very excited, the work that they’re doing on safety and trust.
Mark Minevich [00:25:36]:
But, you know, we the really, the situation is now between China and the United States. The leader in the free world versus authoritarian world. And I believe we have all ingredients with this president Biden’s act. We’re gonna win, and we’re gonna win big.
Mark’s advice for using AI
Jordan Wilson [00:25:53]:
You know, Mark, we’ve we’ve in a in a very short time, we’ve talked about everything from international relations, You know, using AI to reduce your carbon, footprint. So many things. But as we wrap up here, maybe what is your one piece of advice? Because not everyone, You know, listening to the show has the same influence as you. Right? You have a voice of using AI for good on an international stage. But What about for the everyday person? What are some things as we as we wrap up here? What are some things that everyone else can be doing, to make, to to make sure that we’re using AI for good, whether it’s in our Communities, organizations, cities, and states, what should everyone be looking at?
Mark Minevich [00:26:30]:
What I’m gonna say is AI for good is really all of us. It’s all of us. It’s about humanity. It’s about people. AI for good is not just some idea. It’s not just some academic thought. It’s about Who we are as people? Are we gonna use AI to solve, you know, to solve and address issues with climate? Are we gonna use AI To help us with health issues. There are people now dying from deadly diseases and cancers, you know, our loved ones.
Mark Minevich [00:26:56]:
You know, my mother-in-law passed away from for this pancreatic cancer. I wish AI was there in great institutions like Mayo Clinic or Sloan Kettering Center, in New York, we gotta be able to focus all of our attention because we if we’re using AI for good, we are helping ourselves. We’re helping free countries. We’re helping enterprises. We’re helping small and medium sized businesses. Don’t think of it as as just, Okay. I’m gonna make my life more efficient. You’re gonna make life more sustainable, more inclusive, better.
Mark Minevich [00:27:27]:
So if you are using AI, use AI, please, every day. A lot of the generative AI tools are gonna allow you to free up the time in the day, free up the time so you could use this time for other strategic things To benefit your family, to help your kids, to help your elderly. Do whatever you need to do so you could do better travel around the world, so you could make better speeches, so you could create better content. Leverage AI and not just listen to YouTubes. Please go on and open the AI. It’s all immersive. It’s multimodal. Now it has hearing.
Mark Minevich [00:27:58]:
It has sensors. It is has basic NLP. Use the use the copilot. Try to help try to use these tools to help you every day. You know, Adam, one of the key founders of Siri and Viv and and many other things, basically said just recently, I was, in the program. And he said one thing I remember clearly. He said, this is the age of cognitive AI for everyday person, And our cognitive AI is becoming are becoming sharper. They’re becoming more influential.
Mark Minevich [00:28:27]:
They’re helping you in terms of your conversations, Your companionship. You sometimes you need a companion. Companions are not available. Look. In the country of Japan, you know, there are a lot of people, elderly people, they don’t have access To your home aids and home services, they need to talk somebody, you know, somebody that could address their needs. Somebody I’ll say in American schools, The teachers are not available all the time. How hard it is to get a teacher in high school or anywhere else. What if we have a companion When the parents are not available, parents are at work, and the companions is assisting, brainstorming, teaching something, working with AI.
Mark Minevich [00:29:00]:
But let’s make AI something that we would Put our values like children. Put good values, ethical, responsible, fair, and trusted values, and make it more explainable than it is today. Today, Still a lot of issues or explainability. We gotta put all of those things. Government cannot do it alone. Regulations cannot do it at all. It’s all gonna be about our collective edge. All of us as people coming in together and say, we want AI to solve the greatest problems in the world, And AI will solve the some of the toughest challenges as as, as Peter Diamantes says, we are gonna do that, but we are gonna do it properly.
Mark Minevich [00:29:37]:
We’re gonna do it responsibly. We don’t wanna hurt anybody. We don’t wanna be malicious. We don’t wanna invite crime. We don’t wanna have our voice being used, by by banks when you open an account, we don’t want any of that. We gotta focus on the future, security, watermarks, protection, But we wanna deploy and leverage a lot of it in our everyday lives. We wanna use again, we’re not in France, but in France, president Macron would say, Let’s use AI so a lot of people could go on a plush on a beach and and and do some of that. But in this country, we wanna use AI to Save this time, this precious time that we have.
Mark Minevich [00:30:10]:
We don’t have infinite time, and I’m I I’m excited about AI. I think AI It is not what is painted by media. Media paints AI as this evil malicious tool taking away a job, and they they they quote some mad scientist That someday in 2030, it’s gonna go in and it’s gonna take out your it’s gonna suck your brain out and your neurons, Only your neurons in the brain. First of all, we have 90,000,000,000 neurons. We’re only using 5 to 10%. So, you know, it’s like our blood where we we they take our blood out In a hospital, new blood comes in. So don’t worry about all of this. Worry about making sure that you are on top of your game of all the technologies.
Mark Minevich [00:30:49]:
You understand what’s happening. They listen to your podcast. They get all the data, the all the information. They are they are educated on the latest trends. They’re educated on the latest programs and the processes. At the end of the day, your jobs are gonna be in good hands if you are following your the and Policy, the certain recommendations. One recommendation is renew yourself constantly. Lifetime learning.
Mark Minevich [00:31:11]:
You don’t don’t think you’re gonna go to college and university and come out in 20, 30 years, and you’re gonna be the same job. No. You have to renew constantly yourself. Read a lot. Get in get in touch with analysts, your friends. Make sure you try certain things. See what basic, basic prompts you could use on change GPT, how it could help you with your presentations, what it could do with your You work every day, and AI is immersive. It’s not just about on the screen.
Mark Minevich [00:31:37]:
It’s about the car that you drive. It’s soon the space technology. Soon, you know, all sorts of communication capabilities. Our world is shifting. It’s changing. This is the biggest transformative revolution in the world. Everybody could keep up. We should not have laggards and leaders, but we do.
Mark Minevich [00:31:54]:
We everybody, the government’s role is to make sure we educate everybody, bring everybody up to speed, digital capacity. Important in urban cities. In urban cities across the United States, it is government’s responsibility and private sector responsibility. We don’t leave anybody behind. We don’t wanna leave anyone behind. AI will allow you to have a better job, a life that you the life that you love, that you respect, But make sure we need to make sure that we follow-up. We do certain things. Everybody in school, parents, please address this issue.
Mark Minevich [00:32:23]:
Jordan Wilson [00:32:25]:
Mark Minevich [00:32:25]:
the reasoning. You may not need to solve all the problems, but you need to know how to find information, how to listen to certain things. Cognitive reasoning is very, very important. Why? You have this creativity. I don’t believe creativity will be taken away anytime soon from us. We are very special human beings, carbon species. We are carbon species versus silicon. We know the context.
Mark Minevich [00:32:44]:
We know where we are. We have consciousness. Follow the certain process. You know, make sure you’re on top of the game. And Listen to all those great podcasts, and you will do well. Wow.
Jordan Wilson [00:32:55]:
Wow. This is this is one of those ones we’re gonna have to hit rewind and listen to everything that that Mark just shared. But, Mark, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to join the Everyday AI Show. We really appreciate your insights on using AI for good. Alright. And, hey, just as a reminder, everyone, this was a lot. Go to your everyday AI .com. Every single day, we break down not just what’s Happening in the world of AI news and trends and what’s happening, but we take each conversation that we have, like today, with Mark, and we break it down and give you more actionable insights.
Jordan Wilson [00:33:28]:
So thank you for joining, and and We hope to see you back for another episode of Everyday AI.