Ignite Alabama - Sparking Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Alabama
About This Show
Ignite Alabama spotlights Alabama start-ups and entrepreneurs who are building a 21st century economy in Alabama. The show also covers the latest research and technology that paves the way for innovation in business. The mission of Ignite Alabama is to spark innovation, creativity, and new ideas that empower and equip Alabama residents to start businesses and grow Alabama's economy. Ignite Alabama is a Shinecast® show by Sheree Martin.
Most Recent Episode
Futureproof Bama: Preparing Alabama For AI and Automation
Taylor Phillips, managing director of the new 501(c)(3) nonprofit Futureproof Bama is the guest on Episode 20 of the Ignite Alabama podcast. Alabama has, at most, a 10-year window to prepare for a future where 30% or more of the jobs that exist today will be replaced by AI, robotics and other automation technologies. The time to prepare for this new future is today, but that can only happen if there's awareness that leads to action. I'm optimistic about how my own life will fit into the new automation paradigm, but, like Taylor, I'm concerned that Alabama is woefully unprepared for the future that is already arriving. Many jobs are being lost to AI and automation technology right now. When most people think of automation and robots they think of robotic welding and factory floor assembly lines. In reality, the job sectors are going to be hit first and fastest will be the traditional administrative positions in banking and finance, insurance, document review and assembly and the like. Trucking and transportation will also be hard hit. We're less than 10 years away from a reality where autonomous vehicles, including delivery trucks and long-haul trucking, are commonplace. For full show notes visit http://ignitealabama.com.