Given the increasing labor shortage in the construction industry and the rising need for infrastructure in emerging markets, I definitely see a rise in the value that additive manufacturing brings to the construction industry. I recently wrote a similar piece and posed the same question you asked. How do we get the bureaucrats to swiftly move into the action of determining the safety of this process and adaptation into law once verified?
Upon reflection, my thought is that the early adopters should be involved in educating the public not only about the benefits to the construction industry but educating the public about the safety it brings. I believe the public conviction can go a long way towards motivating the government to validate the efficacy of this manufacturing process and potentially pass it into law.
Our thoughts are in complete sync Satomi. Reading this, I begin to wonder if this will reduce creativity. I am in the school of thought that sometimes people do not know what they want until you show it to them or until they try it out. AI to me seems more as a reactionary tool and not necessarily proactive. I believe the movie industry, in general, runs a risk of creating the same content because their algorithm said it is what people like. Lastly, we have these algorithms to thank for all the movie sequels we have.
For example, why does every spiderman movie have the same plot? why must every Batman movie be about his fight with the Joker? When can we expect to see another chapter in their lives? I would love to see when Batman finally gains the trust of the public or die.
I believe if the movie industry is not careful with AI and Machine learning, my grandchildren will watch the same storyline about how Captain America was found in the ocean, hundreds of years after he drowned.
This article presents a bit of a paradox – if I as a customer is not happy with my bank because I don’t feel like they know me well or connect with me, how can I trust a FIN tech company which is mainly driven by data and no human connection? Call me old, but I strongly believe there is value in the old school banking of personal connection and interaction.
I believe the banks have to really worry about this when augmented reality has developed to a point where it looks so real and is incorporated with machine learning that quickly analyzes my entire behavior. This way, customers can enjoy both worlds – a machine who understands them but does not feel like a machine. The big question here is, are customers willing to let go or privacy laws for machines to understand them? Are they willing to let go of their fears of being monitored?
It is very impressive to see a model that works here. I Strongly believe that for this to work in other regions like Nigeria where I am from, there has to be a fundamental mindset shift from “it is the government’s responsibility to fix our social and economic challenges towards this is our collective problem”.
The idea of having government led crowdsourcing platform truly brings out the best of democracy. I would love to learn more about the challenges they faced while implementing this and its key learnings. Lastly, I wonder, how can this model be exported to other countries? that is if it can be exported.
It is pretty impressive what additive manufacturing can do. While I strongly believe this could be a plus to Nike’s production cost, I believe we need to broaden our scope and reflect more on the broader picture here which is the fact that additive manufacturing introduces a ton of benefits outside of costs if only we could get it right.
Additive manufacturing not only reduces cost but also increases a lot of flexibility to Nike’s production system which subtractive manufacturing and injection moulding cannot do. In this age of varying customer demands and increasing need for customization of commodities for varying customer segment, this could be a competitive edge for Nike.
In addition to flexibility, Nike could leverage this technology to print sustainable and eco-friendly sneakers – this could be their product and brand differentiation. Having this technology could also drive crowd-sourcing innovation in this space. I look forward to walking into any Nike store and printing my own sub-branded Nike sneakers.
You raised true questions here. As much as we want to protect our younger ones from bad media, I am much more interested in the question you asked about “monitoring content and free speech”. This makes me take this question one level deeper: “is youtube playing God here? Given that the world is such a diverse place and what is deemed inappropriate is different by race, ethnicity, geography etc – How is Youtube deciding on what is appropriate vs not. Lastly, I am also concerned about the various biases that are being fed into the machine.
Ultimately, I do believe that this is a step in the right direction, I just hope Youtube is making the right data entry choices.