Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer science fiction—you are increasingly exposed to it, whether you know it or not. Melbourne-based communications guru Adrian Cropley got the Wellington members of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) talking about AI last night. It made me think about the implications of AI for my learning and development work. But first, the communications angle! Adrian runs an annual ‘communicating AI’ survey. The data shows
“The businesses that will succeed are the ones that are prepared to disrupt themselves.” A clear message from Callaghan innovation in their useful report, Callaghan inCite, 2017. (www.callaghaninnovation.govt.nz/sites/all/files/callaghan-incite-2017.pdf) New Zealand needs to harness the power of innovation to make sure we’re not sitting on the sidelines. And our efforts should go into niches – what Shaun Hendy calls the weird stuff. How? Spend more – far more – on R and D.