On this week’s episode of Taking Care of Business, join CEO; Lewis Allsopp as he sits down with Dr. Noah Raford (PhD), who is the co-founder of Dubai Future Foundation and former advisor to H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to discuss all things artificial intelligence, how the first 3D printed building was constructed, Noah’s newest venture Lazy Brain and whether or not AI would be replacing many jobs?
So, let’s get into what Lewis and Noah talked about!
Dr Noah Raford (PhD) is the co-founder of Dubai Future Foundation and is a former advisor to H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and is one of the most esteemed technology giants in Dubai.
Lewis asks Noah, what is the Dubai future Foundation, and how did it begin? Noah shares that The Dubai Future Foundation builds a cohesive innovation ecosystem that includes, accelerator programs, incubators, labs, regulatory sandboxes, and knowledge platforms – all with the purpose of challenging the status quo and designing a future-ready city powered by future leaders and disruptors. This also includes 3D printing and harnessing the powers of AI to design a future-ready city. It was launched in 2016 by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Noah then discusses how 3D printing began in Dubai, how the first 3D printed building in the world came to life - which is the Dubai Future Foundation office, located in DIFC. Noah explains that 3D printing the office required the knowledge of understanding the digitization of the construction chain.
Noah then expanded on how H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum came to the opening of the Dubai Future Foundation office in 2016 and talked about opening more 3D printed developments in the city and the introduction of robot implementation.
Lewis then talked with Noah about the Google launch, where Lewis shared that with Google launching their new products and their current AI advancements - Can Google be taking over Apple? As Google’s ecosystem continues to thrive with the introduction of G Suite, Google Bot and more, how exactly is Google going to take over the world? That’s one you’d want to tune in to hear more about.
After exploring Google and IOS, Noah and Lewis then talked about whether or not with AI coming in and influencing each task - can AI replace a lot of jobs? And if so, how can we work around that?After exploring Google and IOS, Noah and Lewis then talked about how AI is now influencing our everyday tasks. The question that they raise with that however is : Can AI replace a lot of jobs? And if so, how can we work around that?
Lewis then talks to Noah about how in terms of medical specialisation - Dubai is far ahead as they use top of the line equipment and machinery. While the rest of the world is still catching up, Dubai is harnessing AI to utilise and develop better healthcare. How has this helped it stay ahead in medical specialisation compared to the rest of the world.
Lewis then talks to Noah about why he believes that Tesla will win the world wide battle. Tesla has harnessed the powers of AI within their technology for driverless cars and has billions, if not trillion of hours of driving time recorded in its systems. So, Tesla is ahead as they’ve got an idea of the way you drive on each road and how. Instead of using operated systems, they create their own version of it for each driver.
Noah then talks about how through the help of AI, everyone’s capabilities are being raised. Now, anyone can go to ChatGPT or any other AI platform and ask a series of questions - and everything will be answered or assisted with - hence people have the ease of their capabilities being raised by having information at their fingertips.
Lastly, Noah talks about his very own newest venture - Lazy Brain which works as your AI co-pilot that gives you networking super powers. They’re building a conversational AI that sits on top of your address book, social media platforms and however else you interact with others to build a contact list based on people you’ve met and sorts them according to your relevance. Noah shares that as we can’t store everything in our own brains - AI helps us sort our contacts and our network through their area of expertise . So, if you’re searching for restaurants in France - Lazy Brain will tell you about the French Chef who’s part of your network and what his top suggestions would be for restaurants in France allowing to build a strong bond with those who share that common passion.
How impressive is that?
If you’d like to hear more about AI and Dr Noah Raford’s accomplishments, tune into Taking Care of Business!
To learn more about Dubai Future Foundation go to: https://www.dubaifuture.ae/
To learn more on Lazy Brain and to join the waiting list go to: https://lazybrain.ai/