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- by Madanmohan Rao [February 25, 2024]

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The partnership between automation and human creativity contributes to innovation by combining technology's efficiency and scalability with humans' problem-solving abilities.

Gen AI tools can help an innovation team uncover perceptual blind spots and knowledge gaps, thus limiting the danger of team members failing to notice some essential aspects of a particular innovation challenge.

Embrace AI, but don’t expect it to do the job for you.

Ultimately, AI should be used as a springboard rather than a final deliverable.

Exploration without a dedicated outcome in mind, adding new domains of knowledge on the go and improvisation are also challenging for AI.

AI is not what it was a few years back, the technology is now poised to empower and accelerate creative efforts across the marketing ecosystem.

What makes AI unique is its singular ability to lift both the floor and the ceiling of creativity in marketing.

AI is like a digital muse that can prompt marketers with fresh, data-driven campaign strategies.

When you build 360-degree media plans, AI becomes a key enabler — unlocking efficiency, productivity, creativity, and profitability.

Limited access to stock images creates stress and restricts your thinking.

AI tools are allowing people from very different backgrounds to begin to have a foothold in the [fashion] industry.

AI-enriched data already accounts for a third of enterprise network traffic, but it will dominate digital interactions by 2030.

Similar to how previous technological advances changed industries, such as the rise of the printing press to replace scribes, AI will inevitably transform the modern labor market.

This [adult AI] technology will catch on, and it will get abusive before it gets helpful.

Just as calculators transitioned from being perceived as a threat to the rigor of mathematical education to becoming an indispensable tool, AI, too, has the potential to evolve into a valuable asset for students and their future professions.

The impact of AI on software development will mainly reshape four key areas: requirement planning, enhancing developer productivity, DevOps and deployment, and workload optimization.

This next generation of AI is changing how and what developers build everywhere, including in India.

We expect low-cost offshore locations to source a big portion of the future labor market, so AI training can offer growth in terms of employment to some or a lower cost to others.

AI is prompting a data awakening, which is accelerating the data assetization process.

The most critical question with new technologies is not whether they can do interesting or labor-saving things, but who will get the financial benefits.

In 2024, how we design for AI will not be standalone. It will be woven into global issues: economic inequality, culture and creativity, geopolitics, the future of food, energy independence, and climate change.

It’s important that when we talk about the ethical use and development of AI, we don’t just focus on the technologically advanced part of the world, where the companies are actually wielding these tools, but we also reach out to the Global South countries.

The evolving landscape of global military AI governance is both expansive and intricate, particularly when viewed within the context of strategic rivalries.

Regulators will need expertise in AI, and funding to upskill regulators who will better equip them to establish and enforce sector-specific rules for AI.

2024 will witness the rise of AI agent ecosystems.

Madanmohan Rao is Co-founder of, and author of 15+ books on innovation, knowledge management, and digital transformation. He can be followed on LinkedIn and Twitter