May 1, 2017

One day to go: ‘The FrankensteinFactor’

BY :     May 1, 2017

As if the buzz, gossip, and fears weren’t big enough in the AI-debate: last month both Elon Musk and Facebook announced to be building a brain-computer interface. Typing with our fingers, or our ‘meat-sticks’ as Elon is calling them, is going to slow. Our input rate through our vision is way higher than our output rate through spoken or typed language. And besides increasing our output rate we should also have a more beneficial relationship with AI. So apparently we should merge even more with technology. I’m curious how this will turn out. Will the early adopters, many of the readers here, be the new God’s or the new Frankenstein monsters?

And that is just one of the many questions regarding fear and hope in the current debate and adoption of AI. With announcements like the brain-computer interfaces, movies like ‘Her’ and ‘Black Mirror’, and all the warnings and promises regarding AI, people don’t know what to reasonably expect in the short-term and what may happen in the long-term. People are fearing their jobs, their relationships, and even their purpose in life.

SogetiLabs dove into this subject and examined the fear for AI. We did an elaborate Anatomy of Fear of AI. Tomorrow will be the launch of our new report with our conclusions and advise for handling the fear wisely and how to be one smart step ahead of your competitor. Come back tomorrow and be sure to read our new report: ‘The FrankensteinFactor in IT’!

Thijs Pepping


Thijs is passionate about (new) technology and for the human life. In VINT he combines his interests with the synergy between humans, society, and technology. This includes AI/MI, E/M-Health, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Smart Cities, Embedded Software, Quadcopters, and Medical Robots. VINT provides practical insight into the likely impact and innovative applications of new technologies for organizations worldwide. This valuable intelligence helps public and private sector enterprises to anticipate and plan for the complex dynamics of the future. The use of new technological developments is aimed at generating value that anticipates future developments.

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