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Welcome to a world on the cusp of an extraordinary transformation. As the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to grow and permeate every aspect of our society, we find ourselves standing at the forefront of a new era where the line between human ingenuity and machine intelligence begins to blur. In this book, we embark on a journey to anticipate the profound changes that lie ahead, while understanding how we can adapt and thrive in the era of AI.
Chapter by chapter, we will unravel the transformative power of AI and its implications for our society. AI stands on the verge of revolutionizing this world, reshaping our personal to organizational lives in unprecedented ways. We will explore the myriad of possibilities and challenges AI presents, recognizing both the promises and the potential pitfalls that come with it. However, simply understanding the potential of AI is not enough. To truly thrive in this rapidly evolving landscape, we must prepare ourselves for the AI era.
In this book, we will delve into strategies, mindsets, and skills necessary to navigate this new terrain successfully. It’s not just about adapting to change but embracing it as an opportunity for growth and innovation. We will also address a fundamental question: how can we distinguish ourselves from machines? As AI capabilities advance, nurturing and harnessing our uniquely human qualities becomes essential. We will examine the characteristics that set us apart and discover how these qualities can be our greatest assets in an AI-driven world.
As you enter the Age of AI, let this book guide you to understanding AI’s transformative nature, preparing for its impact, and carving out a successful and meaningful future. Together, we will pursue foresight and foster a steadfast commitment to safeguarding and enriching our core essence. So, let us commence on this transformative journey into the heart of the AI revolution and discover how we can rise above this technology, embracing the boundless possibilities that await us.
Dr. Jinho Choi is an associate professor at Emory University, specializing in Computer Science, Quantitative Theory and Methods, and Linguistics. He is the founder and director of the Natural Language Processing Research Laboratory at Emory. His research focuses on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and he has developed state-of-the-art NLP models available in the ELIT toolkit. He has also worked on the Character Mining project and collaborated with various medical fields to develop innovative Biomedical NLP models. Recently, his team won first place in the Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge 3 with their conversational AI-based chatbot, Emora.
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