On today’s episode of The Cyber Society, I talk about topics around the Moral Compass with Ashwin Krishnan - Senior Vice President of Products & Strategy at HyTrust - and Sean Martin - Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of ITSP magazine.
In this conversation, we discuss few of the many options that large companies have when it comes to utilizing the big amount of data that they are, and will keep harvesting from everyone.
As they say with great powers, come great responsibility. You can be the hero, or you can be the villain, and commercial gain could obviously - most probably - be the factor that could make the difference between good and evil.
The fact is that AI will soon be able not only to understand all you are saying but also to read your facial expressions, recognize the tone of your voice, read the vital signs transmitted by your wearables and - oh, so much more personal information. Once collected, all these ingredients will be thrown into an algorithmic blender, and in a tiny fraction of a second it will serve you a “Here Is What You Want, Need or Should Do” organic and nutritious smoothie.
Cars and other sorts of machines could then act on those results. You didn’t know that you wanted a cappuccino, yet, but your phone and car did. So, there you go: Starbucks is approaching on your right in about 1 minute - and this is probably one of the nicest outcomes.
How are you going to react when that happens to you for the first time? Would you love it, hate or would you even know what is going on?
If you are looking for answers, do not listen to this podcast.
If you are looking for food for thoughts and you want to start thinking about the technology that is already, not only surrounding us but interacting with us, and becoming part of us, then you are about to listen to a good story