J Scott Christianson, Artificial Intelligence and Human Interactions – InnovaBuzz 279
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.
Listen to the podcast to find out more.
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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.
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 thing to be more innovative – Read, read, and read.
- Best thing for new ideas – Talking to other people.
- Favourite tool for innovation – Omnifocus App (based on David Allen’s Getting Things Done Methodology).
- Keep project / client on track – Having weekly calls and setting deadlines.
- 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.
You can reach out and thank Scott through his website.
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.
- Website – J Scott Christianson
- The Free-Range Technologist
- Learn About AI
- Twitter – @JScottMO
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.