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‘The creative abilities now realised by AI may provide a Sputnik moment’ – 25 quotes of the week on creativity, innovation and technology >

- by Madanmohan Rao [August 24, 2023]

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The continued rise of AI will change the type of work we do, and how we do it, but augmenting rather than replacing human capabilities.

Developers can achieve faster and more reliable application development and delivery by using AI to generate test cases, perform regression testing, and test coverage.

Transformer models are becoming indispensable to the future of edge AI inference and are reshaping the landscape of intelligent devices and applications.

Like any software system, AI must be Secure by Design. This means that manufacturers of AI systems must consider the security of the customers as a core business requirement, not just a technical feature.

With the generative AI hype and all that's happening with Chat GPT, we're seeing how transcription is just the foundational layer and you can do so much more on top of it.

Artificial intelligence gives comedians incentive to abandon the more generic forms of their work, the predictable and hack, and inspires them to be more eccentric, personal and original.

By feeding parameters and requirements into generative design software, companies can obtain optimized design solutions that not only meet their criteria but also present options they might not have considered.

Whether it’s generating mood boards, suggesting complementary colour palettes, or proposing unique furniture arrangements, AI helps designers overcome creative blocks and facilitates the exploration of unconventional design solutions.

AI presents exciting opportunities for the future of architecture in areas like design, workflow and various kinds of calculation. However, there are also potential risks that we must consider and mitigate.

There are elements of the work where AI can complement and increase efficiencies, however, when it comes to stability, reliability and functionality, you can't substitute the expertise of an architect.

As the future of interior design unfolds, AI will continue to be at the forefront of innovation, empowering designers to push boundaries, create personalised experiences, and promote sustainable practices.

Our members have expressed a mix of concern and excitement involving AI, both as it relates to the profession and in everyday life.

If we can get the settings right, so that AI serves the healthcare needs of patients and the wider community, we think it can enable healthcare that is safe, high quality and patient centred.

When it comes to cost, AI will radically decrease spend by shifting healthcare from all-human services to AI-augmented services.

The goal is that the [Artificial Intelligence Code of Conduct] and national health care AI architecture be widely adopted, translated for implementation by various stakeholders, and continuously improved to realize AI’s enormous promise.

Voice AI technology promises a multitude of applications, enabling highly accurate medical reports and a new level of user interaction with computers. It can also identify diseases based solely on voice signals.

Despite the uncertainty, generative AI already has the power to alleviate some of [healthcare] providers’ biggest woes, which include rising costs and high inflation, clinician shortages, and physician burnout.

As AI improves, every single person will have a world-class AI doctor in their pocket, spanning all medical specialities.

It is clear more work is needed to improve this technology as well as to ensure the health care community develops appropriate standards governing the deployment and use of AI.

Digital diagnostics will grow with AI’s assistance as phone cameras become more advanced.

The challenges of AI-enhanced healthcare necessitate a reimagining of healthcare education.

The future of legal work is here: it's digital, it's personalised, it's efficient and it's accountable, underpinned by the power of generative AI and intelligent prompt engineering.

Millions of copyrighted books, articles, essays, and poetry provide the "food" for AI systems, endless meals for which there has been no bill.

The creative abilities now realized by AI may provide a “Sputnik moment” for educators and others interested in furthering human creative abilities.

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.