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AI is in the hands of the high priests and priestesses: Andrew Ng
bigIdeas from Andrew Ng's talk.
Coursera founder and AI pioneer, Andrew Ng, in a recent talk, advocates for the democratization of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it can empower businesses of all sizes. This comes at an interesting time when it’s clear that the big tech is going all-in on AI and is trying to capture market share from startups.
Sharing bigIdeas from Andrew’s talk:
Today, AI is in the hands of the high priests and priestesses. These are the highly skilled AI engineers, many of whom work in the big tech companies. And most people have access only to the AI that they build for them. I think that we can build a much richer society if we can enable everyone to help to write the future. – Andrew Ng
The Future of AI is Accessible
AI development platforms may still need a few more years to become accessible to all business owners, but they are already useful for tech-savvy individuals with some training.
The future could see every business owner, from accountants to store managers, building their own AI systems.
Democratizing AI for a Richer Society
Democratizing access to AI is crucial for spreading the wealth created by AI across society.
By empowering everyone to build AI systems for themselves, the impact of widespread AI literacy could be as transformative as the impact of widespread literacy hundreds of years ago.
AI: A Tool for Predicting Business Trends
AI can be a powerful tool for predicting business trends and boosting profitability.
By analyzing data patterns, AI can provide actionable insights that can guide business decisions and strategies.
Building AI systems has been out of reach for most people, but that does not have to be the case. In the coming era for AI, we’ll empower everyone to build AI systems for themselves, and I think that will be an incredibly exciting future. – Andrew Ng
The Current State of AI Development
The current state of AI development is out of reach for most people due to the high cost and specialized knowledge required.
However, new platforms and technologies are emerging that are making AI more accessible to the average person.
The Exciting Future of AI
The future of AI is exciting, with the potential to empower everyone to build their own AI systems.
This democratization of AI could lead to a richer society, with more opportunities for innovation and growth.
What are you using AI for? Even if it’s just chatGPT?