Only a few years ago, the artificial intelligence (AI) industry was mired in slow growth. There were few players in the game, making it feel as if AI was contained to a few players - with IBM’s Watson being one of the few success stories. Times have changed, and AI has quickly evolved from the obscure to the mainstream. Our economic and national security ecosystems are touched by AI almost every day. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), AI is ushering in the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” -- the first major workplace transformation to focus on streamlining intellectual labor in addition to manual labor. WEF estimates in its “The Future of Jobs Report 2018,” that while 75 million jobs may be displaced, 133 million jobs may emerge as humans and machines work together in the future. But with progress comes difficult questions. How will AI affect our economic prosperity and national security? How do we expand a more diverse pipeline or trained workers? How are we retooling our educational curriculum? How are we breaking down existing silos? How do we recruit and retrain for a 21st century workforce?
Moderator: Steve LeVine, Future Editor, Axios