Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Marin Ivezic is a Partner at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), specializing in risks and cybersecurity of emerging technologies. His work on some of the most difficult technology problems that world-class organizations have experienced – including ones that involve AI – has given him ample opportunity to research the transformative nature of AI.

He has worked with clients who adopted AI to eliminate thousands of jobs, increasing profits by cutting costs. And he has worked with clients who adopted AI to augment their workforce’s skills and increase profits while creating additional jobs.

These experiences led him to closely study the current debate on AI’s effect on business’ future. Some prognosticators view AI as ushering in a utopia. Others view it as a disaster that will leave humankind destitute, or even render it extinct. Others yet suggest that AI will have little noticeable effect.

Marin takes a fourth position. He sees AI as having potential for incredible good, but that that good will come only if business leaders recognize its transformative nature and position their organizations – and themselves – to thrive in that transformed environment.

Luka Ivezic is an independent consultant and author exploring geopolitical and socioeconomic implications of emerging technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).

He has been exploring these topics, studying and writing about them for the last five years. To better observe policy discussions and various societal attitudes and impacts of early implementations, he lives between US, UK, Denmark, Singapore, Japan and Canada. This has given him a unique perspective on how emerging technologies shape different societies, and how different cultures determine technological development.