J Scott Christianson, Artificial Intelligence and Human Interactions – InnovaBuzz 279

J Scott Christianson

J Scott Christianson, The Free-Range Technologist

In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, J Scott Christianson,an assistant teaching professor of management at the Trulaske College of Business, where his interests are focused on the impact of technology on society and human well-being.

Prior to joining the college, Scott was a business owner with decades of experience in videoconferencing technology, project management, and information technology. Scott has worked on hundreds of information technology projects and remains actively involved in information technology initiatives and startups. He also serves on the leadership team for the MU Center for the Digital Globe.

In our discussion, Scott and I talked about:

  • Application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in medicine, taking care of the analysis, and to allow more human interaction
  • The dangers of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and how companies that collect data use that to influence our behaviour
  • How artificial intelligence and machine learning could enable alternative education models.

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Show Notes from this episode with J Scott Christianson, The Free-Range Technologist

Key points and takeaways from this episode include:

  • Machines are very good at recognising patterns and optimising different processes. 
  • Artificial intelligence has its own particular niche of application.
  • AI is not going to replace doctors rather it will augment doctors and make them better at providing individual healthcare.
  • Information is not the problem. It is that we don’t do what the information tells us.
  • AI and machine learning have enormous potential.
  • Different personalities have different reactions.
  • An AI is usually just trained on a particular subset of our population, therefore, we can’t simply rely on a particular AI because we each have our own individual differences.
  • Machine learning algorithms can be very good at what they’re doing in a narrow category. And so, we have to be very careful about the data we are trying to train these systems on.
  • The beauty of AI is that you can let it figure out the patterns on its own. 
  • AI and machine learning have real applications for people. It can impact the outcome of our businesses and our lives. 
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The Buzz – Our Innovation Round

Here are Scott’s answers to the questions of our Innovation round. Listen to the interview to get the full scoop.

  1. #1 thing to be more innovative – Read, read, and read.
  2. Best thing for new ideas – Talking to other people.
  3. Favourite tool for innovationOmnifocus App (based on David Allen’s Getting Things Done Methodology).
  4. Keep project / client on track – Having weekly calls and setting deadlines.
  5. Differentiate – Be the intersection of two different things. It will distinguish you from something else.

To Be a Leader

Continue reading. Reading gives you so much breadth of knowledge. It gives you a lot of insights into somebody else’s life and experiences.

Reach Out

You can reach out and thank Scott through his website.

Suggested Guest

Scott suggested I interview John Howe, author of The Foolish Corner. So John, keep an eye on your inbox for an invitation from us to the InnovaBuzz podcast, courtesy of J Scott Christianson.

Links

Cool things about Scott

  • He’s the founder and owner of Kaleidoscope Consulting, which specialises in providing video conferencing products and support for businesses, K–12 schools, and higher education institutions.
  • In 2017, he received the Raymond and Mary Ann O’Brien Excellence in Teaching Award and the Bruce and Pam Walker Outstanding Faculty Service Award from the Trulaske College of Business.
  • He applied for and received a Technology Incentive grant of $1500 from the Trulaske Technology Committee for incorporating brain science into the classroom with “game show” activities in 2016.
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Jürgen Strauss

Dr. Jürgen Strauss is a transformational marketing strategist, podcaster, speaker, the chief innovator and founder of Innovabiz who partner with innovative, exceptional business coaches and consultants to enable you to acquire more leads and more business by reaching your ideal target prospects with your message, so that you will achieve growth and be able to make a difference to more ideal clients. You can find Jürgen on LinkedIn, as well as on Innovabiz' Twitter, Facebook, The InnovaBuzz Podcast, The Tales of Marketing Transformation Show and his personal Photography website.

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