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AI and the Moral Aspects – Conny Svensson Head of Digital Transformation

Innovation Pioneers  – We have met up with Conny Svensson who is Head of Digital Transformation at CGI to discuss the upcoming workshop at Innovation in Action and hear more on his thoughts on the moral aspects of AI.

What do you think are the factors that make Artificial Intelligence have the potentials to be one of the greatest changes in humanity since we evolved from homo sapiens?

Conny –  Since Homo Sapiens emerged on the planet we have been the most intellectual advanced species on earth, this might change in a longer perspective. Even if we think we’re innovative we are still very limited in how much information we can handle and also how we think. Our brains have developed during thousands of years and our intelligence is optimised to think and solve problems in certain domains. We have some biological mind barriers that keeps us boxed and limited in our potential. An AI could theoretically break out of these boundaries and create a new form of intelligence not known to mankind before. During the workshop we will look at what consequences that could have in a society.

IP – AI is here now and can help in a variety of areas, from saving lives, to streamlining businesses, to helping every single individual with small advice. AI gives us superpowers to make better decisions and do what we ourselves are not so good at.

– What and where would be your “dream” to implement AI? What effects do you see AI could bring in that area?

Conny –  I would love to use AI to build a better model for society. Our political models and all “isms” are developed with our very limited views and limitations as humans, based on our own experiences and personal beliefs. You don’t build the best model for a society when you only have 4 years at a time to create change and “only” live for 80 years. AI can tackle much bigger problems than we humans, but this is not done in a heart beat. We will have to build and teach an AI to evolve and when we are ready, let it grow and advance itself. We’re in the phase of childbirth today, now we need to focus on the basic needs, then start to raise it with the right values to later let it flourish by itself. We’re just in the beginning of this exciting journey!

IP – In CGIs workshop at Innovation in Action we will work with the moral and ethical aspects of AI, not the technical details. We will cover  how we should relate to AI in society when it suddenly takes decisions that were previously taken by a person when the decisions can be directly life-determining or when AI can remove 50% of the jobs we have today.

– Can you give us a peak into your thoughts on when AI should not be used and when it definitely should be used with all its powers.

Conny –  In our workshop we will use role-play to discuss difficult morale dilemmas and philosophical conundrums. Today AI is a very practical tool that can help us with many things humans are not good at, but it’s effect on humans lives are still pretty limited. As we move forward 5-10 years we will start having some more hard dilemmas. I would say there is on particular area which is a big no-no for AI. It’s a matter of how mature the technology is based on the reach it will have on peoples lifes. There is an intersection point between those two that you need to stay on the right side of. In this workshop we will leave the maturity of the technology and just “imagine” that it works and then take the discussion if we should still use it and how much.

I don’t want to reveal too much but I think you will be challenged with some hard choices in our workshop on how AI can affect our future society. Will we survive the future?

IP – Thank you Conny for the peak into your thoughts on AI and your workshop at Innovation in Action 24-25/10.

See the workshop and all others here.

 

// Kim Silvasti, Innovation Pioneers.

Our 39th Tankmeeting #3-2017 – Innovation Beyond 2020 Alfa Laval

2017-09-12Read more »
Alfa Laval will lead us on a journey into the future beyond todays products and services using Story Telling

Now is the time to register for Innovation in Action.

Effective storytelling captures the hearts and minds of your target audience.  It makes your innovations stand out above the rest.

During this workshop day we were taken on a historical trip from 1883 where Alfa Laval has its roots to where they are today and into the future.

If Alfa Laval is committed to win instead of playing not to lose, how do they create the best possible conditions for the next products or business models by using story telling.

Find out how you can implement the same strategy in your own organization.

You will have the opportunity to share your point of view and also be given insights and methods to bring home.

One of Innovation Pioneers firm beliefs and core values is that innovation is driven by diversity. We aim to have a balance of gender, origin and various industries and organisational forms represented at our meetings.

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Initiators Only –  Initiator board meeting.

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Initiators and active members  – Workshop day – Tank meeting

Location:
Loftet, Hamra Gård, De Laval.

Start of day at Alfa Laval 08:45

Accommodation: Alfa Laval recommends Prince Philip (Oxholmsgränd 2, Skärholmen, 08-6802500) which is 550 meters from subway Skärholmen.

Blockchain, Scenario Planning, Story Telling & Government Agencies Taking the Lead on Innovation

During 2017 Innovation Pioneers has so far gathered experiences & knowledge during two tank meetings. Find the collected insights on Blockchain and Scenario Planning below.

In March CGI helped us build awareness by experiencing the power of industry disruption by using the Block Chain. The aim of the tank meeting was to explore different perspectives of Blockchain through role-play and scenario acceleration. We focused on the Blockchain revolution which is on its way, and we wanted the participants to experience this as we invited some organizations to this journey. One conclusion all participants agreed upon was that blockchain will affect you and your business. Read about the gathered learnings here.

The month of May brought us to Googol that invited Innovation Pioneers to join them in a dialogue where we explored and experienced different methods on how to create and plan for future scenarios. Throughout the day, the participants were divided into smaller groups to share insights, thoughts and experiences.  Read about the five different methods on how to create plausible future scenarios here.

 

In september Alfa Laval invites the participants to hear about how effective storytelling captures the hearts and minds of a target audience. It makes your innovations stand out above the rest.

During this workshop day we will be taken on a historical trip from 1883 where Alfa Laval has its roots to where they are today and into the future. Read more here.

 

Our 40th Tank Meeting and the last one for 2017 is a collaboration between Arbetsförmedlingen and Myndigheten för Delaktighet. Participants will learn about the strategies and tools that when government agencies are taking the lead on innovation in society. And the challenges that public sector and society are facing. Read more here.

 

Join us for the second half of 2017 and into 2018 by attending Innovation in Action on 24-25/10. This is the opportunity to meet all our member organizations for both members and nonmembers.  See the invitation here.

Commercializing the Humanium Metal – UN Goal 16

The Metal Humanium – In Innovation Pioneers effort to support the Humanium initiative and to fulfil United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development we are now searching for member organisations and others who are interested in commercializing Humanium.

There are hundreds of millions of illegal firearms in the world. As a result, someone is shot every minute. Armed violence is a global epidemic that hits developing countries especially hard. Humanium is a new material made of recycled metal from gun destruction programs. The metal is melted and moulded into units, which are then made available for commercial production.

All products made with Humanium Metal create new sources of funding for victims and projects aiming to rebuild conflict-torn societies.

Humanium Metal will also generate job opportunities and local income generation, contributing to long-term positive effects on economic realities and prosperity for affected societies.

A Humanium-based product not only delivers vital financial support to affected individuals and countries, it also carries a strong ethical message.

By using Humanium Metal, your brand can help the world become a more peaceful place. Anything made out of any metal today can carry a message of peace tomorrow. Destroyed firearms can be recycled into components for buildings, machines or furniture; items of jewellery, buttons, utensils, tools, nails, screws, or even bicycles.

For collaborations please contact info@humanium-metal.com

http://humanium-metal.com/

Our 38th Tankmeeting #2-2017 – Disruptive Scenarios. Exploring the Perfect Storm

2017-05-09Read more »
Join Googol in this disruptive workshopday

Disruptive Scenarios

The purpose of the workshop was to explore and experience different methods on how to create future scenarios. Throughout the day, the participants were divided into smaller groups to share insights, thoughts and experiences. Find the take aways, description of the method used and report below.

Report

Report from the tank meeting with added suggested readings to further deepen your knowledge here.

Presentation

Disruptive Scenario Planning Innovation Pioneers

Description of the day at Googol.

Scenario planning – the link between future and strategy.

Strategies should be based on what you may foresee the future holds. Planning for the most likely scenario, while still being agile enough to change when change inevitably happens, should be core for most companies.

During this Tank Meeting in May, hosted by Googol, you learned about five different methods on how to create plausible future scenarios, each method having its advantages. In workshops we dove deeper into one of them.

One of Innovation Pioneers firm beliefs and core values is that innovation is driven by diversity. We aim to have a balance of gender, origin and various industries and organisational forms represented at our meetings.

Sign Up for Innovation in Action 24-25/10 Now

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Initiators Only –  Initiator board meeting.

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Initiators and active members  – Workshop day – Tank meeting

 

Dr Bengt Järrehult on the topic Asymmetric Collaborations. Big and Small. In Swedish.

Dr Bengt Järrehult Asymmetric Collaboration. Samarbetet mellan stora och små. Långsamma och snabba. Här hittar du svaren på hur man gör.
 
Dr Bengt Järrehult on the topic Asymmetric Collaborations. Big and Small. In Swedish.
 
How do you select partners and deepen your engagement with startups?
Together with Professor Bengt Järrehult you will explore how big and small companies can collaborate to create innovation. You will also discover what different types of collaboration there are and how possibilities and potential hurdles can be met.
 
Find our next tank meeting and workshop here.

Our 37th Tankmeeting #1-2017 – Blockchain a digital disruptor – a revolution in how we buy services.

Initiators 14-15/3, Active Members 15/3

Sign up for Innovation in Action now.
Interested in becoming a member

This Tank Meeting introduced the CGI Digital Day Methodology, which aims at increasing awareness by experiencing the power of industry disruption.
The digital day methodology helps people get insights in an area where disruption is close in any and every industry.

The aim of the tank meeting was to explore different perspectives of Blockchain through role-play and scenario acceleration. We focused on the Blockchain revolution which is on its way, and we wanted the participants to experience this as we invited some organizations to this journey.  One conclusion all participants agreed upon was that blockchain will affect you and your business.

Learning & Insights

Report
Find the report from the tank meeting here.

The CGI / Innovation Pioneers webinar on April 6
Report from webinar in pdf.
Play recording from webinar. 50 minutes. (You may need to download webex app to be able to listen in)

Comment during the webinar.
Q: Do we need to replace our existing processes?
A: No, do a hybrid, find the intersections with the “old way” and blockhain. Create a roadmap how to gradually implement blockchain to your process by testing and prototyping.

Web & Video
Princeton University Free Course: Intro to Crypto and crypto currencies 

Two Recommended Ted Talks

Introduction to Ethereum
Highlevel, Hashing & Merkeltrees
Understanding the Ethereum Blockchain Protocol

Podcast
The Ether Review (more technical)
Unchained (more business oriented)

Examples on implemented blockchain.
Maersk

Literature (mostly business oriented)
The Business Blockchain, by William Mougayar

The Blockchain Revolution, by Don Tapscott

A pdf in Swedish on the subject. Written by David Bauman, Pontus Lindblom and Claudia Olsson and released by Näringslivspolitiskt Forum here.

Swedish Government agency Lantmäteriet on blockchain as a technical solution for real estate transactions found here.

Ted Talk

Är du på ett etablerat bolag och vill träffa startups under Sveriges Innovationsriksdag 25-26/4, missa inte att anmäla dig! #innovationpioneers #sisp

Är du på ett etablerat bolag och vill träffa startups under Sveriges Innovationsriksdag 25-26/4, missa inte att anmäla dig! #innovationpioneers #sisp

“Om våra stora företag och vår offentliga sektor kan lära sig att hitta modeller för att jobba med innovativa entreprenörer så kan vi verkligen förändra världen. Och framför allt, ta oss an den digitala transformationen.” Se hälsningen från Marie Wall, Sveriges Startupansvarig inför #SIR17

Established Companies & Startup Match Making at Sveriges Innovationsriksdag 25-26 April

2017-04-25Read more »
Innovation Pioneers is proud to announce partnership with SISP & Ignite for strategic match making between established companies and startups.

 Only a few spots left for the strategic match making. Do not hesitate to sign up if Corporate Venturing is on your agenda.

Innovation Pioneers is proud to announce partnership with SISP & Ignite for strategic match making between established companies and startups.

Innovation is crucial. Establishing tighter bonds between Sweden’s vibrant startup scene and the country’s thriving, established companies is necessary to increase the pace of innovation and economic growth.

Are you an established company that wants to explore strategic benefits with startup collaborations? Do you want to boost innovation within your company at the same time? Sign up for this opportunity at Sveriges Innovationsriksdag in Norrköping & Linköping 25-26/4 via the link below, and you will be contacted shortly for an interview where Ignite & SIR17 makes sure you are given the best conditions and an agenda for strategic prebooked meetings with startups.

Sveriges Innovationsriksdag  is the largest national annual conference that brings together the core of the Swedish innovation system. It involves leading politicians, policy makers, representatives of innovative environments, universities and institutes, industry representatives and other opinion leaders.

The theme of 2017 is Digital Transformation, Corporate Venturing and Innovation Procurement. A central part of the event will be a match making between established corporations and startups. Read more here, and sign up here.

If you are one of our members and wish to participate without the matchmaking part you may register your participation here.

Sveriges innovationsriksdag is organized by the Swedish Incubators & Science Parks and is a collaboration with a range of business and interest groups, authorities and other actors in the innovation system, Innovation Pioneers being one.

The reason why a 77 year old insurance company started a separate VC Group was that they were looking at how to grow and diversify their revenue; They asked themselves, “how do we identify new products and solutions that aren’t currently contemplated within our health plan; and also to identify technologies that would help us run our business better.” Read more in our partner content from Innovation Leader here.

Below you may immerse in a report from Insead and deepen your knowledge. How do the World´s Biggest Companies Deal with the Startup Revolution. Find the report from INSEAD here.

YouTube from Innovation in Action 2016

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