We are at the earliest stages of AI, and no one can predict how it will ultimately affect our world, our businesses and our careers. Fully understanding the technology, its possibilities and implications is impossible right now and yet developing any kind of edge in domain expertise can bring enormous advantages to businesses. Consider this report a starting point.
This report is organized into three sections:
Part 1: What is AI and What Does It Do?
This section explains how AI is different than other technologies, lays out a three-part categorization for business executives and provides ideas for how AI can help distributors right now.
Part 2: Open the Pod Bay Doors, Hal. I’m Getting Out.
The hazards of AI aren’t theoretical and they aren’t in the future – they’re here now. Cybercriminals are already using this technology to commit crimes; your company is vulnerable in ways most of your employees don’t understand. Read this for an overview of the risks.
Part 3: AI Will Eliminate Jobs and You Can’t Stop It
There’s a lot of “happy talk” on the internet right now (particularly on LinkedIn) about how AI is going to enhance humans’ ability to do work; it’s not going to replace them. The latter part of that sentiment is nonsense; AI is going to make tens of millions of jobs irrelevant, and businesses and workers need to understand and plan for this sweeping dislocation.