Democratizing Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Everyone

Democratizing Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Everyone does not only take us on a holistic sense-making journey and lays a foundation to synthesize a more balanced view and better understanding of AI, its applications, its benefits, its risks, its limitations, its progress, and its likely future paths, but also taps into Dr Jacques Ludik’s wealth of experience, knowledge, and sense-making ability as a smart technology entrepreneur and founder of multiple AI companies, AI expert, AI ecosystem builder, and award-winning AI Leader with a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence and three decades of experience in AI and its applications in multiple industries across the globe.

This book also synthesizes, assimilates, and acts as a filter on a wide spectrum of thought leadership, information, ideas, and research to enable as many people as possible to not only interpret and make sense of this, but also participate in helping shape a better future for ourselves, our children and humanity going forward. It helps us to more accurately understand where we are heading given the current dynamics on a global and national economic and political level as well as across ideologies and industries. Specific solutions are also shared to address AI’s potential negative impacts, designing AI for social good and beneficial outcomes, building human-compatible AI that is ethical and trustworthy, addressing bias and discrimination, and the skills and competencies needed for a human-centric AI-driven workplace.

In the book that is amongst others aimed to help with the drive towards democratizing Artificial Intelligence and its applications to maximize the beneficial outcomes for humanity, the author Dr Jacques Ludik is specifically arguing for a more decentralized beneficial human-centric future where AI and its benefits can be democratized to as many people as possible. He specifically examines what it means to be human and living meaningful in the 21st century and share some ideas for reshaping our civilization for beneficial outcomes as well as various potential outcomes for the future of civilization.

Dr Ludik further proposes a Massive Transformative Purpose for Humanity and associated goals that complement the United Nations’ 2030 vision and sustainable development goals to help shape a beneficial human-centric future in a decentralized hyperconnected world. As a practical step towards a building block in support of this purpose and goals, this initiative has been introduced and an invitation extended to people around globe to participate in the development, deployment and use of a decentralized, human-centric, and user-controlled AI-driven super platform called Sapiens. To help shape this better future we need a collective, integrated, and comprehensive response that involves all stakeholders of the global system of governing, from the private and public sectors to civil society and academia.

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Book Reviews and Feedback

Tom Beakbane, author of "How to Understand Everything: Consilience: A New Way to See the World"

5.0 out of 5 stars

An expert's insights about a critical matter

Reviewed in Canada on April 12, 2021

We are at the start of a revolution sparked by digital and communication technologies and we do not know where it will take us. This book is an important contribution to the discussion. Perhaps the technologies will lead to a concentration of power and the collapse of democracy. Or, they can help fulfill the vision that Jacques Ludik describes in the last few chapters of this excellent book. We need to be discussing these matters urgently and realistically. This book is a good starting point.

Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere

Program Director AI @ imec - Nominee ICT Woman of the Year 2018 - Keynote Speaker - Author - Expert AI4Belgium

"Democratizing Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Everyone", the recent book of Jacques Ludik, contains all the focus AI needs today: impact on humanity in general, creation of a human-centric future, support of decentralised user-controlled platforms to empower individuals, etc. I highly recommend reading this new book! CONGRATS!

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Johan Steyn

Artificial Intelligence enthusiast, global conference speaker, published author. 2019 award winner Best AI & Robotics Management Consultant by Wealth & Finance magazine. Moderator #Voicelunch Africa

Dr. Jacques Ludik's new book is a must read. Democratizing #ArtificialIntelligence to Benefit Everyone: Shaping a Better Future in the Smart Technology Era

Ewald Kellerman

Risk Professional | Home Loans | Real Estate Finance | Banking - ABSA GROUP

Great work Jacques Ludik! The most useful, relevant and comprehensive guide on the use of AI I have come across.

Here is my book review:

What sets this book apart is Jacques' genuine desire to educate and inform which is further supported by the sharing of a great deal of his life's work, essentially for free. Consequently, this is also which led me to lean on him for expertise in the banking sector. He references our project briefly in the book, although I believe that there is much more value that we got out of it than he had space to cover.

The book is a dense volume of detail that is presented in a way that is accessible to people of all backgrounds, including those with no prior knowledge of AI. The author includes numerous real-life examples to illustrate practical application, making the even more relevant and relatable.

The book is well-organized and covers a variety of AI subfields, including machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing, to name a few. Importantly, it explains detail of the practical and business aspects needed to embed AI in daily life. It is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of AI.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone who would like to get a fundamental grounding of the concepts. I have rated it 5 stars and will likely revisit and reference it often.

Thanks for your commendable leadership in the field Jacques Ludik

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