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