An AI revolution is in full swing. It’s transforming your phone, your home and your work. From virtual assistants (Siri and Alexa), to big data crunching supercomputers (IBM Watson), to the self-flying taxi drones being launched in Dubai this July

Our challenge is to join the AI revolution or risk being left behind.

“Roads. Where we’re going we don’t need roads.” Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) delivers the last line in the 1985 classic film, Back to the Future.

Where do you fit into this AI revolution?

If you’re like me, you want to be more than a consumer of AI. You want to contribute.

That’s where AAI (applied artificial intelligence) comes in.

Steve Irving is a guy who left Silicon Valley to start up an applied AI company right here in Toronto.

2 Steps to get your feet wet before you jump right in

Study artificial intelligence now or you’ll be a dinosaur in three years – Mark Cuban

Step One: To harness the power of AI for your career and business, start by learning everything you can about AI, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. I’ll be learning right along with you.

Step Two: The second step to saving your career and your business is to answer this question: What skills and services can never be automated?

What skills and services can never be automated?

Anything that can be digitized and automated by AI will be.

The skills and services that can’t be automated will be indispensable when AI is taking care of everything else.

Maybe that’s where you and I fit in.

Fundamentally human skills like entrepreneurship, strategic thinking, philosophy, team-building, creativity, empathy, emotionally intelligent leadership, counter-intuitive insights, and connected sales(wo)manship will have a premium placed upon them. In other words, less time pushing paper and doing menial stuff, and more time doing meaningful stuff. – Anders Solman-Nilsson, Seamless: A Hero’s Journey of Digital Disruption, Adaptation and Human Transformation

Articles to launch your personal AI revolution

Let’s make this the year that we reinvent our careers and our companies by embracing the AI revolution.

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