January 1, 2020 Author:

Whether you realize it or not, our world is going through a major transition. We’re preparing to enter the era of artificial intelligence — a future where machines will be doing many of the jobs that humans are doing today.

However, the majority of people are not yet prepared for the coming wave of A.I. automation. As a result, those with the skills necessary to leverage A.I. will wield tremendous power in our new A.I. economy. Unfortunately, those who do not, will likely be left behind.

So what can you do today to prepare for the coming A.I. Revolution?
Here are my top 5 recommendations:

1. Educate Yourself About A.I.

It’s important that you understand what artificial intelligence is and how it works from at least a high-level perspective. How deep you need to go with your education depends entirely on how closely you plan to be working with A.I.

There are numerous sources of information to learn about the basics of A.I. including articles, videos, and books. In addition, to go deeper, you will need to look into workshops, online courses, and university degree programs.

2. Prepare Your Career for A.I.

Will A.I. replace your job? It depends. However, no matter what your profession, A.I. will most likely have a significant impact on your day to day job in the next few decades.

If your job is at a high risk of automation from A.I. in the near future, it might be time to consider retraining for a new high-tech career. If your job is at low risk of full automation, you should still learn how to leverage up-and-coming A.I. tools to become more productive at your current job than your peers.

3. Invest in an A.I. Economy

It’s predicted that the fortunes of the world’s first trillionaires will be built on investments in A.I. Investments in human labor are continuously losing value while investments in A.I. capital are continuously increasing in value. In addition, data is becoming one of the most valuable resources in our economy.

As a result, you need to invest in an A.I.-driven economy. This doesn’t require any advanced knowledge of the stock market or investing. Rather, you just need to invest in the economy as a whole. The easiest way is to simply invest in index funds to diversify your investments across the entire economy. Productivity increases from A.I. will benefit all sectors of the economy. Everyone wins… but only if you invest.

4. Use A.I. Responsibly

Technology is inherently amoral. The same technology can be used to send mankind to the moon or to propel nuclear warheads into cities. Artificial intelligence is the same way. We can either choose to use A.I. to make our world a better place for everyone or someone else will use it for their own profit, power, and control.

So you need to evaluate the pros and cons of each new A.I. technology you encounter. Then you need to decide whether its pros outweigh its cons for both you and our world. In addition, you need to understand how to use A.I. technologies responsibly, legally, and ethically. With the great power that A.I. provides us comes great responsibility.

5. Adapt or Become Obsolete

Our world is changing — and it’s changing fast. We’re currently witnessing the collapse of many of our long-established institutions as the result of the use of modern A.I. The core ideologies at the foundation of our society are under significant pressure as we move through this transformative A.I. revolution.

What is clear from history is that we, as individuals, our businesses, and our social institutions will either need to adapt to a world of A.I. or they will be made obsolete by competing forces. You need to make a choice that you want to be a part of this future or else you will inevitably be relegated to the past.

To learn how to prepare for the A.I. revolution, please check out my online course: Artificial Intelligence: The Big Picture.

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