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Augmenting your career with AI - Interview with David Shrier


My latest episode:

In the latest episode of The Digital Speaker series, The Digital Speaker interviews David Shrier. David Shrier is CEO and co-founder of Esme Learning and a leading AI futurist who has driven $9 billion worth of technology initiatives for Fortune 1000 companies and private equity. Shrier currently holds an appointment as Professor of Practice (AI and Innovation) at Imperial College Business School, and he is a former MIT New Ventures Officer and lecturer at the MIT Media Lab.

We covered a wide range of topics related to David’s latest book: “Augmenting Your Career: How to Win at Work in the Age of AI”, including how to create ethical AI, how we can create human-machine symbiosis and whether we will ever merge with AI, why UX is so important when creating AI and why a philosopher makes an excellent AI programmer.

So, what are we waiting for? It is time to start today’s digital download.

Join the conversation and watch the episode on YouTube, Vimeo, listen on Anchor.fm or Spotify or read the transcript on my website.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. Looking for a job?

Amazon is growing, rapidly. In the coming months, Amazon is planning to hire 55,000 people in corporate and tech roles. That’s equal to more than a third of Google’s headcount... (Reuters)

SpaceX plans to bring high-speed satellite internet to many of the 3.7 billion people on this planet using its  Starlink satellites who currently have no internet connection at all, but will they be able to afford it? (MIT Review)

3. Who will control Afghanistan's internet?

The Taliban has yet to decide what to do with the internet in Afghanistan. The same is true for the global companies that underpin it. (Wired UK)