Thomas Koulopoulos: AI Isn’t About Tech, It’s About The Survival of Humanity

Revealing the invisible with Thomas Koulopoulos

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 emerging technologies, underpinning them all is artificial intelligence. AI is buzzword that comes with many expectations that have yet to come true. When it does become smarter and truly autonomous, will it leave humans without jobs? Will we become slaves to it?

These are the types of questions that get the headlines and the clicks, but AI will be revolutionary in many ways; the benefits outweigh the fears.

But there is a bright side to artificial intelligence: it will help us improve our outcomes exponentially.

That is the message from a new book that looks at the ways AI will transform our society. On this episode of the Big Bang podcast I’m joined by Thomas Koulopoulos, founder of Delphi Group and author of 11 books. He has a new book about artificial intelligence and future of society: Revealing the Invisible: How Our Hidden Behaviors Are Becoming the Most Valuable Commodity of the 21st Century.

Chat highlights:

  1. What motivated you to write this book?
  2. What most interests you? What most worries you?
  3. What do you mean when you say that AI isn’t about tech, but about the survival of humanity?
  4. How much of it is hype and how much should be taken as real?
  5. Why is behavioral change harder to predict than technological change?
  6. What assumptions are companies making about how people will behave in a world where computing is embedded in everything?
  7. We already live in a world where our privacy is undermined by companies that track our every move on the web; this will only get more common. What should we, as consumers, worried about in the next 10 years? What should we look forward to?
  8. How will hyper personalization affect the way we interact with businesses and how they interact with us? What are some examples of where this is already occuring?

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Intro audio is by Arturo Arriaga, outro audio is Candyland by Guy J.