What will it mean to be a “Human Being” in 2100?

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By Arvind Ravishunkar

What will it mean to be a “Human Being” in 2100?

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Explore ten breakthrough technologies poised to redefine human existence, from gene editing and AI to Mars journeys and mind uploading, reshaping our future in unimaginable ways. Dive into this evolution now.

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  1. Tracing technology’s evolution: Stone Age to AI.
  2. Analyzing breakthroughs: Gene editing to Martian living.
  3. Redefining humanity: From enhancement to evolution.

The value for you as an enterprise leader

This is the most important question that we will have to answer in this century.

In the last few million years, technology (from stone age tools to computers) has been an enabler for us to lead better lives (i.e lifestyles) and have improved life spans (i.e health). While some technologies have made their way into the human body such as pacemakers, metallic joints, hip replacements, knee replacements, cataracts, etc, most of these technologies have been incremental changes that fix us. Download Complete Research

So far, technology has influenced lifestyle, but going forward, technology will shape the definition of a human being.

In the last few years, a suite of new technology breakthroughs are emerging that are going to raise some important questions about how humans will evolve. These technologies are not just enablers but fundamental game changers that will modify what it means to be a human being. They can lead to stronger, faster, more intelligent, more agile and non-terrestrial humans. While some of these technologies exist, some are conceptual.

With gene editing, mind uploading, exoskeletons, general artificial intelligence, non-biological reproduction and martian living, the definition of what it means to be human will be a leading question in this century.

Here we capture 10 such technologies that you will want to keep your eyes on

  1. Gene editing (CRISPR)
  2. General artificial intelligence (AGI)
  3. Exoskeletons
  4. Neuralink
  5. Mind Uploading with Nectome (Y Combinator)
  6. Journey to Mars
  7. Mind-Mind Communication
  8. 3d Printing Organs
  9. Ectolife
  10. Living Robots

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Embrace AI or face extinction. Enterprise needs a Chief AI Officer

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Embrace AI or face extinction. Enterprise needs a Chief AI Officer

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Think your enterprise can master AI alone? Discover why a Chief AI Officer is crucial for aligning tech and strategy, managing risks, and seizing opportunities, or risk falling behind and missing out on innovation. Here's your roadmap.

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  1. Why enterprise need a Chief AI Officer?
  2. What skills should the Chief AI Officer have?
  3. What activities does the Chief AI Officer perform?
  4. How to manage AI across enterprises?
  5. What about strategic business opportunities?

Why enterprise needs a Chief AI Officer?

As enterprises increasingly integrate AI technologies into various departments, the need for a centralized AI strategy becomes crucial. A Chief AI Officer (CAIO) serves as the linchpin for aligning AI initiatives with enterprise goals, ensuring efficient data interoperability and regulatory compliance. The CAIO is responsible for setting the AI vision, building partnerships, and guiding the enterprise through the complexities of AI adoption. Without a CAIO, enterprises risk fragmented AI development, slow decision-making, and increased operational costs. Download Complete Research

What skills should the Chief AI Officer have?

The CAIO should possess a blend of technical and business acumen. Key skills include a deep understanding of AI technologies, data infrastructure, and the ability to work cross-functionally. Strategic thinking and strong communication skills are essential for identifying new AI-driven business opportunities. The CAIO should also excel in talent management, as attracting and retaining top AI talent is critical for sustained AI innovation within the enterprise.

What activities does the Chief AI Officer perform?

The CAIO is tasked with setting the AI vision, ensuring budget allocation, and overseeing governance across AI projects. They identify new AI opportunities that can enhance productivity, streamline business processes, and open up new markets. The CAIO collaborates with other C-suite executives to align AI strategies with overall business and IT goals. They are also responsible for establishing AI best practices, and standards, and ensuring ethical considerations in AI implementations. Download Complete Research

How to manage AI across enterprises?

Effective AI management requires a holistic approach that aligns AI initiatives with business and IT strategies. The CAIO's office should focus on AI governance, ensuring standardization and avoiding monolithic, siloed implementations. A cross-organizational AI Board or Council, comprising key stakeholders, should oversee the AI strategy, thereby ensuring that AI adoption is consistent, efficient, and aligned with enterprise objectives.

What about strategic business opportunities?

AI presents enterprises with a plethora of strategic business opportunities, from enhancing existing products to creating new services. Enterprises with proprietary data and in-house AI skills are best positioned to capitalize on these opportunities. However, risk management frameworks are essential for mitigating potential financial losses, regulatory breaches, and ethical considerations. The CAIO plays a pivotal role in aligning AI initiatives with these strategic opportunities while managing associated risks. Download Complete Research

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Embracing change leadership at work

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Embracing change leadership at work

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In the ever-evolving landscape of organizational dynamics, change leadership stands as a pivotal strategy for success. Join us on a journey guided by Dipika Prasad's insights, breaking conventional boxes, designing personalized job descriptions, and steering organizations towards victory.

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  1. Design your own job description; don’t merely respond to one
  2. Once you’re in, invest time in establishing the authority to act
  3. First and always, drive the organization to victory
  4. Rally the right resources for the right stage of your journey

Establishing authority for change

Once stepping into a new role, invest time in building the authority to drive change. Persuade superiors and rally your team for early victories, showcasing the worth of innovative ideas. Recognize that initial progress may be slow but is crucial for effective, lasting change. Download Complete Research

Aligning personal values with organizational goals

Drawing inspiration from Gaurica's experience at Wipro, learn how aligning personal values with corporate strategy can create a potent combination. Craft your job description with care, harmonizing social impact with organizational growth.

Rallying resources for change leadership

Navigating change in large organizations demands strategic allies. Match individuals to the right stage of your journey, from enthusiastic supporters in the early days to specialist experts as your vision crystallizes. Recognize the importance of timely collaboration for sustained progress.​​ Download Complete Research

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