Futurist George Muir at LiveTilesX. Picture: Louisa Jones Photography
Futurist George Muir at LiveTilesX. Picture: Louisa Jones Photography

AI driving pace of change for future

FUTURIST George Muir is not a man for understatement.

In Geelong as the key speaker at LiveTilesX: The Intelli­gence Revolution, Mr Muir started his glimpse into the not-too-distant future with a wake-up call on the impact of artificial intelligence.

"AI will change everybody's life," he said.

"AI will change the world, society and the way we think."

LiveTiles' resident expert on the possibilities about the future and how they could emerge from the present then offered a prediction into the exponential rate of change in technology.

"From a futurist's point of view, the amount of data we have today, in 2050 will be placed in a drop of water. That's how things will move," Mr Muir said.

He said workplace change would be significant as AI evolved to "learn" more ­functions based on ­predictability.

He said when AI started to affect the workplace, it could quickly move to a point "where AI becomes full-time and we become part-time".

A theme of his talk was around the need to develop ethics and ethical frameworks around AI and for humans to retain the judgment calls.

He predicted the evolution of AI would result in "AI with feelings".

"There will be a lot of ­people using AI as friends, ­relationships, buddies, lover to the point we will get to the challenges of equal rights for AI," Mr Muir said.

He said LiveTiles was developing a "cobot ecosystem" that would use AI in a trustful, ethical and human way.

"We will build this up and talk about how organisations and humans work together and understand how people are working," he said.

He said the company's cobot builder would allow people to build "their collaborative way of working" giving everyone the capacity of having a cobot personal assistant.

The extension to the LiveTiles cobot ecosystem would be an "intelligence hub" for team or company collaboration using the bots.

A further phase of evolution would be "the cobot employment agency" where specific roles or functions could be assigned to a cobot.

Mr Muir said LiveTiles would this year be developing the three platforms: the cobot builder; the ability to have an intelligence hub; and, the ability to use a cobots employment agency.


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