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May 31, 2024

While only 7 percent of the world’s population is using AI, technologist Doug Hohulin believes we’re living in the “Roaring 20s of Technology.” With over 500 percent growth of smartphone users in just 11 years and 1 Billion AI users predicted by the end of 2024, Doug reveals in this episode what innovation and our future look like in the next 3 to 5 years … and beyond. Doug is the co-author of the new book, Tech Powered Healing: Future of Medicine in the Age of AI.

Here are just a few of the compelling and exciting takeaways:

**Job Evolution, Not Elimination**: It’s a myth that AI will take away jobs. But it is 100% true that AI is likely to change the nature of work rather than eliminate jobs. It will create new roles while automating what Doug calls the 4 Ds: Dirty, Dangerous, Difficult, and Dirty, allowing humans to focus on tasks that require creativity and emotional intelligence.

**AI's Role in Healthcare**: Imagine using AI for good and saving 10,000 lives a year in the U.S. alone. AI holds transformative potential in healthcare, particularly in curing diseases, creating personalized drugs and dosages, and reducing medical errors. However medical professionals must remain in control to ensure these tools are used to improve patient outcomes and minimize harm.

**The Life-Saving Potential of Safe-Driving Technology**: Implementing AI and advanced technologies such as blind spot monitoring, emergency braking systems, and lane-keeping technology in vehicles has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives annually by reducing traffic accidents.

**Educational Transformation **: AI tools can amplify learning outcomes and the importance of teaching both students and educators to use these technologies effectively.

**AI and Mental Well-being**: While AI can significantly boost productivity, it's also important to consider its impact on mental well-being. Proper education and training can ensure a balanced and healthy integration of AI technologies in everyday life.

**Future of AI and Society**: As AI grows, its users are predicted to reach billions by 2029, marking a significant societal shift analogous to the Industrial Revolution. Ensuring responsible and widespread education on AI will be crucial for navigating this transformative period effectively.

Who is Doug Hohulin?

Doug Hohulin has a treasure trove of experience, having spent 33 years at Nokia/Motorola in strategy, business development, account management, and engineering roles. Now, as an AI Technology Advisor for Next CoLabs and AI & Partners, and a leader in VRARA and KC Digital Drive, he’s all about making AI responsible and safe. His passion? Using AI to create a safer healthcare system, reduce the 3 million deaths a year from medical errors, and improve patient outcomes. He’s a co-author of the new book Tech Power Healing - The Future of Medicine in the AI Age.

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