Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

Andy Chan is a Product Manager at Infinia ML, an artificial intelligence company that builds custom algorithms and software for Fortune 500 companies.

He talks about the 30 years AI winter and the false start of the promise of AI, after it was initially anticipated to be significant in the 1950s.

He cites autonomous cars as an example where safe performance is better than humans.

Chan also discusses how AI can lead to wide-scale unemployment. However, he also outlines three areas that humans excel: curiosity, communication and empathy.

Humans will be required to define new problem spaces and work with AI to solve them.

He discusses how gamers, hipsters and angel investors revitalized the AI movement of today.