Recently, our company had the privilege of participating in the Applied AI Summit (AI/SUM) in Tokyo, where our Board Member Una Softic shared insights with other prominent voices from across the globe to discuss and explore how AI can be harnessed for the betterment of society.
AI/SUM: Pioneering Solutions for a Better Tomorrow
The Applied AI Summit stands as a beacon of innovation and collaboration in the realm of artificial intelligence. As the largest global AI conference in Japan, AI/SUM focuses on the practical application of AI in real-world scenarios and industries. From domestic to international experts, policymakers to startups, the event serves as a melting pot of minds dedicated to harnessing AI’s potential for positive societal transformation. It’s not about controlling people; it’s about AI’s power to work alongside people, empowering them, and addressing some of the most critical issues facing humanity.
- AI Solving Social Challenges: Poverty, Healthcare, Education and More
We participated in a panel discussion that was both enlightening and inspiring. The panel’s topic, “AI Solving Social Challenges: Poverty, Healthcare, Education and More,” encapsulated the overarching theme of the event. Alongside esteemed figures such as Dr. Osamuyimen (Uyi) Stewart from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Anna Bethke from Intel, Una explored the immense potential of AI in tackling some of humanity’s most daunting challenges.
Unveiling the Potential: From Poverty to Education
The panelists delved deep into the ways AI can make a substantial impact on societal issues. Poverty, refugee crises, food, and water security, corruption, and access to education and employment opportunities were among the challenges discussed. The consensus was clear: AI, when applied with ethical considerations and a human-centric approach, has the power to predict, respond to, and mitigate these challenges.
The Power of Collaboration and Innovation
One resounding message that echoed throughout the panel was the importance of collaboration and innovation. The convergence of minds from diverse backgrounds, industries, and expertise is essential in unlocking AI’s potential. Whether it’s leveraging AI to optimize healthcare delivery, using data-driven insights to address educational disparities, or harnessing technology to alleviate poverty, the collective effort is paramount.