Walking through the ground-floor of the London Science Museum you are confronted with models that narrate the history of each and every transport invention. It’s hard not to think about how incredible the first penny-farthing bicycle would have been to the first person who no longer had to walk every time they needed to travel. You realise – as you look at the oldest train, the original car, the first plane – that these pieces of technology that were once revolutionary, are simply integral to our lives today.
This is why we chose to host our TEQDay at the Science Museum.
First, they are radical; then, they are essential.
Cognitive computing is for human potential what the first bicycle was to transport. Much like the invention of the car didn’t replace or reduce our ability to walk but instead aided our ability to travel, AI could aid and expand our abilities in ways we may not be able to fully conceptualise yet. This is true innovation.
Computational speed and ability to manage data, combined with enhanced human empathy, judgement and creativity can become a new way to inspire positive social change. AI can do this in a manner which is inclusive of all needs, cultures and abilities. On a more precise level, AI can be used for business specifically; streamlining business practices, applications, infrastructure and tools. Business Intelligence can be made trustworthy to aid organisations’ information management with privacy protections, security and transparency. AI isn’t solutions which think for themselves, they’re solutions which think for your business.