Sep 26, 2018 · 2 min read

Technology, innovation, and artificial intelligence have advanced drastically in the past few decades. Some see this progress as a source of danger that could lead to tech overtaking humanity. Others see AI and robotics as a way to improve society, work, and life. With any new advancement, the outcome depends on how and why it is used.

This week, we are on location at Dreamforce! And fittingly, today’s theme is AI and Innovation. At The Mission, we love the potential of AI and technological innovation, so to show our love, here are 9 quotes about AI and Innovation:

Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce

“We need to constantly be open to new ideas and approaches, such as artificial intelligence (AI), and be willing to challenge assumptions.”

“If our kids aren’t ready for this new autonomous future with AI, we will not have the level of equality that we want to have. We must bring our kids along on this incredible journey.”

Will.I.AM, Rapper, Producer, and Philanthropist

“AI is like what the internet was in… 1987, but beyond. So imagine what people thought the internet would be in 1987 to what it actually is today.”

“Right now, we’re living in the inhumane age and the human age is about to come, but we’re going to need assistance to get there. And that’s why I’m optimistic about artificial intelligence.”

“You need to remember that the technology doesn’t get to decide, it is humans that get to decide. Human beings make the technology.”

Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber

“Our response has been to keep breaking up the company. We have all these independent units all these independent brands that are doing their own thing. They don’t have to come to me to ask for permission to do something. They just do it. And as you get bigger, bureaucracy takes over and you slow down. We’ve got to fight it and we’ve got to fight it actively.”

Arianna Huffington, Founder of Huffington Post

“Part of our wish list for our lives and our future should be disentangling wisdom from intelligence. In our era of Big Data and algorithms, they’re easy to conflate.”

Bernard J Tyson, CEO of Kaiser

“We need to make our human bodies interesting. Just like how we get into our cars and technology allows us to know how much air is in our tires. Some people know more about the air in their tires than about their blood pressure or sugar levels.”

What are some of your favorite quotes about AI and Innovation? Share them in the comments below!


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