Neil Sahota

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Neil Sahota (萨冠军), contributor, is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Professor at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, he works with clients and business partners to create next generation products/solutions powered by AI. His work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, Neil is one of the few people selected for IBM's Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. For his assignment, Neil lived and worked in Ningbo, China where he partnered with Chinese corporate CEOs to create a  leadership development program.


4 months ago
Many misconceptions surround AI, beginning with establishing its working definition. Just what is artificial intelligence? An explanation I recently found summarizes this technology’s capacities in a simplistic way: AI refers to any task completed by a program or machine that, if a human performed the same activity, we would say it required intelligence to complete. Essentially, AI is a tool for humankind. In the past few decades, we have witnessed the rise of other unprecedented tools that have reshaped…

5 months 3 weeks ago
There is an episode in Black Mirror, the popular Netflix series, in which the scariness of today’s social media comes to life. We are used to hearing slogans from tech companies such as “Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.” Sounds innocuous enough, right? But as the main character discovers firsthand in the Nosedive episode, platforms designed to enhance social affiliation can be perverted to exaggerate our worst human impulses. To understand how social media could be used…

6 months ago
Do You Trust a Machine?  Like most things in life, the answer is probably: “it depends.” We would probably trust a machine to maintain room temperature, find us a restaurant, or even fly a plane. But how about provide healthcare services? Or drive a car? One of the most fundamental values of doing business and providing value to customers is trust, and artificial intelligence is the most-heavily debated technology regarding ethical concerns and related trust issues. That’s why truth and trust in…

6 months 1 week ago
$7 trillion dollars. $7 trillion dollars is the conservative estimate by the United Nations each year in our shortfall to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.) That’s an absurd number! How are we ever going to bridge this gap to create a better world for us all? Well, we have two things going for us. First, we can leverage technology like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, drones, etc. to help. We’ve seen this through program’s like Ocean Alliance’s SnotBot, where they’re using drones…

7 months 3 weeks ago
Disrupt your industry, boost profitability, and grow your business with a powerful A.I. strategy. BUY Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is on the verge of disrupting every domain of human existence. What does that mean for your business? Everything. Building on the power of A.I. is the factor that will determine success or failure in the very near future―and this in-depth guide from the man who designed the A.I. system that famously won Jeopardy provides everything you need to be a leader in this…

8 months 3 weeks ago
February 19, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES What is the law but a series of algorithms? Codified instructions proscribing dos and don’ts—ifs and thens. Sounds a lot like computer programming, right? The legal system, on the other hand, is not as straightforward as coding. Just consider the complicated state of justice today, whether it be problems stemming from backlogged courts, overburdened public defenders and swathes of defendants disproportionately accused of crimes. So, can artificial…

11 months 1 week ago
By Neil Sahota  |  December 3, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES In 2018, sex scandal after sex scandal seared the pages of our newspapers and digital screens. Hashtags, such as #timesup and #metoo, became rallying cries for harassed and disenfranchised women who found their voices with high-profile allegations. Likewise, as a result of marches in numerous countries, and record numbers of women running for office, 2018 has been dubbed The Year of the Woman. It also has been called The Year of AI. Ralph…

11 months 3 weeks ago
By Neil Sahota  |  November 25, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES I am never cleanly shaven. But it’s not because I’m lazy. Or because I don’t care about my appearance. Three years ago, I stopped shaving with water to conserve H20. It might seem like a little thing, but little things add up. When I tell people this, they sometimes scoff at me. “Oh, come on,” they say. “Just how much water are you actually saving?” About a gallon a day. That comes out to 365 gallons a year. That’s not a whole lot, I’…

1 year ago
By Neil Sahota  |  October 29, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES “We now live in a global, exponential world,” Steven Kotler tells my coauthor Michael Ashley and me from his Santa Monica office. We’re interviewing the New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur for our upcoming book: Uber Yourself Before You Get Kodaked: A Modern Primer on A.I. for the Modern Business. “You need to understand our brains evolved in a local, linear environment. We cannot process change at this speed or this scale…

1 year 1 month ago
By Neil Sahota  |  October 20, 2018  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES “Our technology, our machines, is part of our humanity,” author, computer scientist, and inventor Ray Kurzweil once said. “We created them to extend ourselves, and that is what is unique about human beings.” In the past few years, there has been considerable discussion around the idea we are slowly merging with our technology, that we are becoming transhuman, with updated abilities, including enhanced intelligence, strength and awareness…