Will Artificial Intelligence Improve Future Work?

Dan Smolen asks Plutoshift’s Prateek Joshi: will artificial intelligence improve future work?

Prateek is the founder and CEO of Plutoshift, a company that uses artificial intelligence or A.I. to make the world a better place.

This we know: artificial intelligence frightens people who fear that robots will take their jobs and paychecks.

And, truth be told, A.I. will soon replace millions of low-skill jobs; it manages many tasks faster and better than people.

But A.I. has no heart; only people can do jobs that require human touch and interaction.

In this episode, Prateek:

  • Describes Plutoshift and his role in the company. Starts at 4:03
  • Defines artificial intelligence and contrasts it with Machine Learning. Starts at 4:51
  • Addresses workforce concerns that A.I. takes jobs away from people. Starts at 9:52
  • Illustrates how Plutoshift helps clients involved with providing clean and potable water. Starts at 14:03
  • Identifies the training and advanced skill that he seeks in hired talent. Starts at 21:25
  • Tells us how, beyond his work, he adds fun and enjoyable activity to each day. Starts at 28:59

In regards to the question, will artificial intelligence will improve future work, Prateek says:

“One of the biggest things that [we look for] is the ability to learn. [Are you] the type of person who has learned how to learn?”

Interview starts at 2:50

About our guest:

Prateek Joshi earned a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka and a Masters of Science in Computer Vision from USC. He is the author of numerous books on Artificial Intelligence. Prateek lives and works in Palo Alto, California.

EPISODE DATE: December 3, 2021

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Plutoshift Website

Prateek Joshi Website

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