Often I am criticized ( by politicians) as being a naïve technology geek that sees the world operating in perfect order- when the world is a true chaotic mess. I have spent the last 27 years of my life advocating for technology to help sort the chaotic mess into sustainable workflow processes. But in the course of that work, I have climbed into many muddy ditches of business complexities to strategize better water flow, traffic flow, sediment trenching or banking. As a dual history and economic major, I often contemplate the larger abstract issues of those circumstances often.
Over the past ten years the natural disasters have ushered in a range of new tools that have allowed us to publically educate complex geophysical principles that were center of several natural disasters experienced by Louisiana’s citizens. We are grateful to those technologies to help us navigate those events. Social media allowed us to connect with family members to assure their safety. Satellite Imagery and aerial photography allowed us to see what was happening to assure the events were stabilized and to determine the extent of the geophysical damage. Cell phone and live news broadcasts connected our tragedy to the rest of the country minimizing anxiety to our extended families. By using AI and limited AI versed in the natural laws of science principles, results and responses were validated as SMART recommendations in the midst of the overwhelming chaotic haze. During those crises we appreciated the acceleration of fact/data gathering to lead quick decision making during our natural disaster response.
For the past three years, Louisiana has entered into conversations to problem solve some of our larger social issues. The application of these new technology tools to the softer social sciences are again changing the landscape. Social and emotional issues are not governed by natural laws of science principles, but are reacting against emotional behaviorisms for multiple culture and educational ranges. Social consumer behaviorisms for a popular product driven by message manipulation for a favored potato chip. But the American emotional landscape to break generational emotional currents are vastly different than the geophysical landscape that follow natural laws of physics. We may have aggressively entered into this market with simple consumer principles. But cultivating healthy emotional currency principles will require more effort to reflect subconscious emotional currents that drive people's behaviors. ( specifically in a multi theistic and multi value community)
As AI emerges on the technology landscape, Elon Musk is advocating that we navigate into the AI world with some guidance. This month he is advocating that AI can be a large threat to human interest than the current North Korean nuclear threat. Governance policies in emotional social science will require tiers of source validation and levels of emotional honesty that run counter to political rhetoric. Just as data collection for the geophysical landscape followed the scientific method of data collection. The emotional landscape will need to follow reporting and honest reflection for reporting of events and circumstances before models can reflect the true American emotional current. This will be especially difficult because as a society we often are not honest with ourselves. But AI advancements need emotional currents to operate within its models to truly reflect appropriate human decision making principles.
Within Louisiana, GIS as a tools that emerged to help our greatest natural disasters over the past ten years appeared as an overnight success. But the GIS principles have been under development for the past 50 years. It has taken a long time to model all the natural laws inside the models that we used. I appreciate ESRI’s approach to technology through stakeholders development, educational outreach, and pilot scenarios that support a natural growth rate. The American appetite for speed and overnight success often is frustrated by this incubating approach. But, to borrow a phrase from Carl Sagan as echoed in the movie Contact, “It takes small movements.”
Source Material to Reflect on our need for a better method of conversation.
AI PROGRAMMING GREATER RISK THAN NORTH KOREAN
IS IT LEGAL TO SHOUT FIRE IN A MOVIE THEATRE?
BRAVE PROGRAM SUCCESS AND FUNDING CONTROVERSY
MEDICAL TESTINGS HUMAN IMPLICATIONS
FUTURE OF RADIOLOGY AND AI - Rules and Regulations of Imagery Conditions