With his clever associates, the ESCP Europe Professor devoted a whole book to artificial intelligence, which he thinks will radically change our lives — just not in the ways we might think.
“You’ve been made to believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will take your job. The truth is AI will deeply change the nature of work itself and lead to the creation of jobs that don’t exist yet,” write London campus Professor Terence Tse and his fellow Nexus Frontier Tech cofounders — Hult International Business School and Harvard University Professor Mark Esposito, and University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Expert and École des Ponts Fellow Danny Goh — in The AI Republic: Building the Nexus Between Humans and Intelligent Automation. “Everything you know about AI is wrong,” they claim in an excerpt published on LinkedIn. It is not a book for coders, but for everyone curious about a future shaped by AI. “Sensational media reports speculate about the ‘rise of the machines’ but fail to see that there’s no real intelligence in AI. It is not an all-seeing master, but rather a functional tool that must combine with the intelligence we possess to be effective.”
They demystify this life-changing technology and explain how we can build a shared space where humans and intelligent automation work together, whether you’re a business executive who wants to implement it, a government leader responsible for policy creation, or a parent who wants to prepare your children to grow up with AI as a companion.
“We need to shift our perceptions of artificial intelligence from an autonomous source of knowledge to that of a simple, even dumb, computational assistant,” add Terence Tse and Mark Esposito in a blog post entitled Don’t fall into the AI doomsday trap. “AI is not something to be feared. It’s not an impending robot revolution. It’s not an economic tidal wave rushing to wipe out jobs and create large-scale unemployment. What it is is another technological disruption, and just like any other technological disruption of the past, it is bound to cause some shock waves. These changes, however, are not something to be feared, but embraced. They are a means to socio-economic progression. AI has the potential to create jobs, enhance our daily lives, and even jumpstart economies. But in order for that to happen, we need to stop treating it as the villain in some low-budget sci-fi horror film.”