AI and the Future of Design and Development with Zach Pousman
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What does AI mean for the future of design, development? Can I be replaced by an AI algorithm? Today, we talk to Zach Pousman, from the consultancy Helpfully. Zach thinks a lot about artificial intelligence and how it might impact the future of different knowledge work. It's impossible to talk about AI without talking about the ethics of AI projects and how AI might affect the larger society. We'll talk about why AI started with chess and moved to facial recognition, what AI might and might not be able to do in the future, how we might deal with it, and how that will change the way you work.
02:28 - What is AI?
05:18 - AI Potentially Changing the Way Designers and Developers Work
11:40 - Development Biases and Algorithmic Failures
16:12 - Taking Novice Performance to Expert Levels
18:56 - Susceptible Knowledge Work at Risk Due to AI and Ethics; AI as “Parlor Tricks”
- Reddit Thread: Is it unethical for me to not tell my employer I’ve automated my job?
- McKinsey Article: What AI can and can’t do (yet) for your business
- I got the tic-tac-toe story from this tweet, which references this paper "The Surprising Creativity of Digital Evolution" with more examples
- Loebner Prize
- The ELIZA Program
- The Stanford Question Answering Dataset
33:06 - AI Vs. Humans and Legislation
43:09 - Human Skills That Aren’t Replaceable (4C’s: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity)