Fri, 20 March 2020
For Dr. Vivienne Ming, AI will be a revolutionary force for raising human potential across the globe.
Or it will further separate the digital haves and have-nots of the world by reinforcing bias and inequality.
The difference, she stresses, lies in whether business leaders, innovators, and educators get AI right — starting today.
Kevin Delaney, senior writer for Cisco’s Strategy and Storytelling team, spoke with Dr. Ming about how her strong feelings about AI stem from her own unique personal journey. As a psychologist, neuroscientist, technology entrepreneur, and workplace and business consultant. A woman who’s undergone gender transition. A mom. And even as a homeless person back when she was Evan Smith, a college dropout with no sense of purpose in life.
Since then Dr. Ming has used AI to combat bias, fight disease, and develop talent from overlooked demographic groups. And despite some outspoken views on some of the mistakes we’re making with AI today, she remains a fierce advocate for its tremendous potential in the future.