Economist and founder of The Creative Disruption Lab, the largest AI incubator in the world, Ajay Agrawal has accelerated over 1000 startups in the last decade. A true expert on AI, he has a unique understanding of how this technology will revolutionize the economy. AI will help the frontrunners in each industry consolidate power like never before, he says—you can’t afford to be 2nd in this race. Ajay will show you how to get ahead.
The former editor-in-chief of WIRED and now the CEO of a 350-person media company, Nick Thompson knows what is at stake as he implements his own AI strategy. Theory meets practice, aided by unparalleled access to the senior players at Google, Microsoft, Meta, and Apple. His daily “most interesting thing in tech” videos, watched by his 1.5 million LinkedIn followers, have marked him as one of the sharpest minds in tech today.
Artificial Intelligence is “neither artificial nor intelligent,” says Kate Crawford, author of Atlas of AI and one of the TIME100 AI: the 100 most influential people in Artificial Intelligence. Kate maps out the landscape of this fast-developing technology, exploring what really goes into the “magic” of generative AI and how we can lay the foundation today for a better tomorrow.
Generative AI isn’t just changing the tech and business landscapes. It’s revolutionizing how we view possibility itself. Your wildest moonshots—projects that used to take decades and billions of dollars to accomplish—are now within reach, says Radhika Dirks. As CEO of the world’s first AI moonshot factory and one of Forbes’s 30 Women in AI to Watch, Radhika knows how to use AI to take hold of our most ambitious dreams.
“Today, we know and track virtually nothing that’s happening in our own brains,” says leading AI ethicist Nita Farahany. “But in a future that is coming much faster than you realize, all of that is about to change.” As the author of the brilliant book The Battle for Your Brain, a vital roadmap for navigating the emerging risks and opportunities of brain-sensing tech, Nita shows us how we can use this technology for everyone’s good.
Douglas Rushkoff witnessed digital technology emerge from the most creative side of the California counterculture, only to get subsumed by Silicon Valley venture capitalists. He argues that we need to set the agenda on generative AI today, to ensure that it doesn’t run away with us but becomes a powerful tool. “Rather than repressing human agency,” he says, “AI can unleash the creative potential of our organizations, if we dare.”
Amidst the rampant questions around AI’s role in schools, Khan Academy founder Sal Khan offers a powerful (and hopeful) case for AI’s transformative potential. He argues that these tools can become a personal mentor for every student, capable of lifting the struggling to the proficient, and the proficient to the extraordinary. And the most powerful use case of AI? “To enhance HI: human intelligence, human potential, and human purpose.”
“This is the year AI changes you,” says Jeremy Gutsche. As CEO of Trend Hunter, the world’s largest AI trend-spotting platform, he’s been at the cutting edge of AI strategy and innovation for over a decade. At this unprecedented inflection point, he shows us how to lean into the chaos rather than run from it, adapt faster than our competitors, and emerge as more powerful, AI-enabled versions of ourselves.
Just like the internet brought businesses into the Digital First and then Mobile First models, rapid advances in AI are quickly bringing us into an “AI First” era. Justin Reilly is the CEO of Wavelo and former Head of Product at Verizon. He says that when you build AI into the heart of what you do, you’ll be able to trust your systems more, scale faster and better, and give your customers what they actually want.
Alexandra Samuel says that “we are the founding generation of the new workplace.” She’s a digital workplace expert and co-author of the book Remote, Inc., on the future of work. “The rise of AI and the explosion of hybrid work aren’t unrelated,” she says. “They’re just two different frontiers in the way digital tools have transformed how work gets done.”
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