A Tight Ten Startup Pitch

TightTen2In the world of startups and venture capital, developing a killer elevator pitch can make all the difference. I’ve found that the somewhat parallel world of stand up comedy can provide valuable insights for crafting an engaging and effective pitch. In comedy, a "tight ten" refers to a perfected ten-minute routine that requires meticulous writing, practicing, and refining. Similarly, a venture pitch, whether it’s a quick two-minute elevator pitch or a more extensive 10-20 minute presentation with slides, can benefit greatly from these comedic principles. 

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Humane AI post-mortem

HUMANEideaWe can learn more from failure than success. People in the AI industry should therefore celebrate the failure of the Humane AI pin device, as a teachable moment for the entire industry. This is a cautionary tale that all startups should consider.

So who or what is Humane AI? It’s an AI startup that offered the concept of a small, chest-worn "communicator"—sort of like the Star Trek communicator badge. Such an innovative idea naturally attracted attention. However, the reality of Humane's $700 AI Pin was far from the idealized vision. Initial reviews were scathing, pointing out obvious and significant flaws such as limited battery life and overheating issues.

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AI Mastermind for the Enterprise

A tsunami of digital change is coming. A recent study released at the World Economic Forum predicts that 85 million jobs will be displaced through 2025. This level of disruption will be almost three times greater than COVID... with the difference being that jobs lost to COVID were eventually regained. The majority of the jobs lost to AI will be permanent. This could trigger another recession and exacerbate income inequality. Especially if companies do the equivalent of hoarding toilet paper in a panic. 

Enterprises can do something about it – just follow this simple rule: undertake AI skills training for your workforce, 3-6 months before contemplating layoffs. This will minimize the number of employees you'll need to lay off, and it will save you money because AI-savvy recruits will be at a premium.

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Why Enterprises Need to Start AI Skills Training Right Away

supes teamThe World Economic Forum predicts 85 million jobs will displaced by 2025, with the level of societal disruption surpassing the impact of COVID. This is going to be a bloodbath of layoffs, and companies today aren't likely to do anything more than the corporate equivalent of hoarding toilet paper at the beginning of the pandemic. 

Enterprises need to adopt a human-centered approach to AI deployment asap, with the very practical first step of offering their employees serious AI training well in advance of layoffs. The problem is that the cognitive challenge of acquiring meaningful AI skills is similar to that of mastering a new language... and which means it will take time, and could cost lots of money. 

And that's the problem we hope to solve with our AI Mastermind training program - it's a 10x cheaper, decentralized, scalable AI skills training solution, that leverages both AI and human EQ, to enable a strategic solution for large-scale meaningful AI skills development in the enterprise.

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The Impact of Generative AI on Art and Human Meaning

robotpaintingWhat does it mean to be an artist today, when generative AI is able to create images and videos better than most artists can? To answer this question, we must look back at what art was and meant during the rise of Modernism in the early 20th century. This era was replete with scientific discoveries and technological miracles. At that time, the world was drinking from a firehose of innovations: electricity, the combustion engine, the incandescent light bulb, the automobile, the airplane, radio, X-rays… the world was changing so quickly that artists had to re-define art continuously just to keep up. Sound familiar?

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