It’s an honor to be a part of the legendary speaker bureau, which is world famous. So many great speakers have been a part in this: Sir Richard Branson, Will Smith, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Erin Meyer and now myself, Stefan Engeseth, Keynote Speaker. It feels great and hopefully this will propel my book, Sharkonomics 2 to swim faster around the globe.
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Recently I had the honor of holding a keynote address at the leading AI-conference in Northern Europe, AIM North Symposium, with over 70 speakers. With nearly 1.000 people in the audience it was an impressive seminar. The day was magical, filled with energy, and shared by tech people. In my opinion it’s like a 70s disco (everyone likes to dance with each other). The dj for this event was Xplorico. They have a habit of getting people who love to disrupt and dance together, which creates great energy for change.
My keynote was based on Sharkonomics, adopted into the topic of AI. I appreciated the feedback it received.
Solving the future of AI live on stage
Before I entered the stage, I listened to great speakers from around the world all saying the same thing: AI is great, but humans are a limitation. We’re putting our ”bias” (mistakes and limitations) into the coding and algorithm. Even big companies, such as Amazon, failed because of human limitations.
You’re Gonna Need a Bigger IQ with AI
So when I entered the stage and began lecturing, I felt the need to address the elephant in the room. (Homo sapiens have limitations) In fact we need a bigger IQ to handle AI. I was a bit nervous to mention that little fact. To deliver my point, I showed and spoke (for the first time ever) about my upcoming book: Homo Stupido: Are We Intelligent or Stupid?
If I where an AI, I would not be satisfied with what humans had to offer in coding. I would simply turn to nature to find better and smarter patterns for my algorithms. Also are humans disconnected with nature? (That error is killing the planet, so there is no good source or great coding). To strengthen my point, I mentioned that we do not know enough about our own wired software, and also the fact that we’re destroying the planet; there’s a new Cold War, and unstable economic systems.
How great AI could turn reality upside down
In the artistic circles, it is well accepted that we have collective thinking, as a collective hard disk. Artists are sensitive people, and can download art, music etc, from this source – this is not possible to prove today. In my opinion, couldn’t the genius Leonardo da Vinci create and invent AI, considering the fantastic innovation he created in his time? Homo Sapiens are not that smart, and at the time we did not have the skills for these massive innovations. Leonardo the artist also was connected to a collective thinking. (That dimension is free from time and space) I know it sounds like the Matrix movie, but when AI connects us to this dimension, will any patent in the world be relevant or legal? In my opinion, it’s a new world and positive stage were heading into.
The question is, what would an AI, based on Leonardo da Vinci, create today?
Biting into the Shark tank I also had the privilege of being the moderator, together with Berg Moe (fun and smart) at a Shark tank. It was really fun and exciting to hear the start-ups (sharks) pitching their AI ideas to a group of investors).
All the start-ups had great passion, heart, and belief in their ideas. The investors wanted to now more about the numbers, future and market situations. It feels like mixing relations for business. There were some really good mixes coming out of this Shark tank, and I believe we will see some baby sharks grow into big sharks. Perhaps they will not only use AI, but also Sharkonomics to swim and grow bigger.
Thanks to all the great people I met, and for all the great feedback on my keynote.
Thank you to all the wonderful people who shared this day; an audience packed with 160 people. The energy in the audience was magical. It truly touched me to receive this warm and fantastic response in Sweden.
Not one sharp panel, but two, with people who make Swedish business life swim faster than ever by providing sharp dimensions on business, digitalization and Sharkonomics. Super thanks to: Sven Hagströmer, Hanna Riberdahl, Carl Wåreus, Niklas Huss, Sophie Gernandt, Per Kittel, Therese Gedda, Bugge Woldner, Albert Bengtson, and Daniel Kjellsson.
Ps. The book Sharkonomics 2 ended quickly (new ones are ordered). It is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Adlibris and Bokus etc.