There is mounting public concern over the influence that AI based systems has in our society. Coalitions in all sectors are acting worldwide to resist hamful applications of AI. From indigenous people addressing the lack of reliable data, to smart city stakeholders, to students protesting the academic relationships with sex trafficker and MIT donor Jeffery Epstein, the questionable ethics and values of those heavily investing in and profiting from AI are under global scrutiny. There are biased, wrongful, and disturbing assumptions embedded in AI algorithms that could get locked in without intervention. Our best human judgment is needed to contain AI's harmful impact. Perhaps one of the greatest contributions of AI will be to make us ultimately understand how important human wisdom truly is in life on earth.
In a hyper-connected world, game-changing digital age technologies are powering enterprises for superior business outcomes and unmatched customer experiences. Intelligent automation, power plants, digital twins and digital ecosystems are enabling cost savings, improved performance and greater RoI across industries. Enterprises are raising the bar with intelligent, agile supply chains and design-centric approaches. Personalized, conversational banking with AI has become a reality, blurring man-machine boundaries and enabling superior customer engagement. Social platforms too have enabled quicker response times and faster issue resolution, ensuring'customer delight'.