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AI in 2020 with #500daysofAI

Writing About AI in 2020

#500daysofAI

This article is part of a personal project called #500daysofAI. I am writing one new article about or related to artificial intelligence every day for 500 days.

Why Did I Start?

I started the project after a long conversation with a weapon scientist developing autonomous technology. It is likely to have been a combination of concern, fear, excitement and curiosity that drove me to start on this journey.

Not Surprising About AI

AI is very popular with the private sector and governments. There has been a variety of initiatives around the world in terms of investment and strategies to support a long-term focus on AI.

Surprising Discoveries

Every day there is more written in the field of artificial intelligence. The first surprise to me was that I would not be running out of material to explore. Many have asked me if it is easy to run out, and I would say the opposite in the case of artificial intelligence the past year.

My Focus for 2020

My current focus for 100 days 200–300 is national and international strategies for artificial intelligence.

What do I want to Do More of?

  • Interviews! I think putting together a profile of a person or a company was some of the most rewarding and fascinating work I did. Since part of my goal is learning more this works well too. Getting a professional audio recorder and good distribution would not be bad either.
  • Talks. I had a series of talks in 2019 and it was fun to attempt condensing learnings into a speech event, that is to communicate information in a way that is helpful to the listener.
  • Programming (coding). I want to participate in more hackathons and work on specific projects. I could perhaps even possibly have a passion project related to #500daysofAI. Incorporating it even more into my work would be great too.
  • Travel to conferences. There are some central conferences in regards to AI and it would be great to take the time to attend and plan it out some time beforehand.
  • Video. Starting to experiment with vlogging or video on YouTube as a format. Potentially see if there are any other shows about technology in the Oslo area that I could join or tag along to.

Any Thoughts?

I do this to learn however I would be very happy to hear from you how the journey has been for you so far and any improvements that you think I should be making.

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Alex Moltzau

AI Policy, Governance, Ethics and International Partnerships at www.nora.ai. All views are my own. twitter.com/AlexMoltzau