digital transformation | CIO WaterCooler - Part 5

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AI, Autonomous Programming and Karma

If you want a decent conversation topic, check out this article from Expert Contributor and Futurist Kevin Benedict. More and more we rely on AI to make decisions, but what if those decisions are not quite right? Who do we blame? Who gets the bad karma, the programmers, or the machine? Well it seems like it’s become an issue of importance in Silicon Valley and further afield.

Mental Biases in a Pandemic

Expert Contributor Kevin Benedict puts a spotlight on our human tendency to apply past experiences to new and uncharted territory, highlighting the irrationality of it. Facing the COVID-19 pandemic will require new approaches to risk and disaster.

A Faustian Bargain Involving Privacy, Pandemic and a Functioning Economy

Privacy may be at stake as the rise of apps in South Korea and China allow citizens and the government, respectively, to determine the COVID-19 status and risk profiles of individuals. Expert Contributor Kevin Benedict compares this to a “Faustian Bargain” – a sort of trade-off that people make to secure the functioning of our societies.

Flattening the Curve of a Risky Future

Expert Contributor Kevin Benedict looks to the post-pandemic version of normal, interrogating the extent of our new-found awareness of risk. Encouraging strategy that includes a focus on risk can certainly help organisations and governments better prepare for disaster response.

Pre-Pandemic Assumptions and Presumptions

Expert Contributor Kevin Benedict reflects on the assumptive nature we’re all no stranger to. The pandemic has been a harsh reminder that assumptions are potentially more harmful than they are convenient.

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