Public Gaming International Magazine May June 2023

12 PUBLIC GAMING INTERNATIONAL • MAY/JUNE 2023 Arti cial Intelligence (AI) has been one of the most exciting technological advancements of the 21st century, with its potential to revolutionize various industries, simplify complex tasks and improve our daily lives. As someone at the forefront of the AI movement, Dr. Ayesha Khanna, spends much time communicating that the purpose of AI is not to replace humans, but to amplify human potential. “What the past three years have shown is that we need to build resilient communities where technology is keeping us together and supplying us with the tools to thrive during di cult times,” she said. “What we have seen is that AI and other digital technologies actually make us stronger and more ready for di cult times, like a pandemic. In both the cities and rural environments, we can use technology to connect us and make us all safer and productive during any circumstances.” Dr. Khanna is the Co-Founder and CEO of Addo, a global arti cial intelligence solutions rm headquartered in Singapore and San Francisco. She was named one of Southeast Asia's groundbreaking female entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine and is a strategic advisor on arti cial intelligence, smart cities, and the metaverse to leading corporations and governments worldwide. Her clients have included SMRT, Singapore's most prominent public transport company; P zer, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies; Singtel, Singapore's largest telco; SOMPO, Japan's largest insurance rm; Habib Bank, Pakistan's largest bank; and Smart Dubai, the government agency tasked to transform Dubai into a leading smart city. Before founding Addo, Ayesha spent over a decade on Wall Street developing large-scale trading, risk management, and data analytics systems for leading nancial institutions. Ayesha is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Councils, a community of international experts who provide thought leadership on the impact and governance of emerging technologies; and is the author of Straight rough Processing (2008) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: riving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). Ayesha said that at its core, the purpose of AI is to augment human intelligence by automating repetitive tasks, processing vast amounts of data, and providing insights that humans may not have considered. is enables us to focus on the tasks that require the skills and creativity unique to humans, freeing up time and resources for more meaningful work. is technology enables humans to perform their jobs better, faster, and with greater precision. And, in the end, live more fuller lives. Examples of how AI has changed our lives abound in the medical eld. In the world of nance, AI is enabling investors to analyze vast amounts of data to make informed investment decisions. As a tool to assist humans in their work, AI allows us to perform our jobs better and more e ciently. “ e advancements in medicine, thanks to technology such as AI, are incredible,” Ayesha said. “Let’s say you need an ultrasound because you have some type of ailment. You lie on a bed and are put into a huge machine and the results are fed to a bank of computers in another room. But how about if you could do all this at home? e machine is shrunk to the size of your hand, and it is connected to your smartphone. e Arti cial Intelligence in the phone will point to any issues and send an alert to a doctor, who then schedules an immediate appoint for you. No back and forth to doctor o ces, no waiting. Immediate results and actions.” e bene ts of AI address some of the world's most pressing problems, such as climate change, poverty, and disease. By automating complex tasks, AI can help us tackle these issues in ways that were previously not possible. For example, AI can process vast amounts of data from satellite Continued on page 43 THE PURPOSE OF AI IS TO AMPLIFY HUMAN POTENTIAL Following is an executive summary of one of the fabulous keynote speeches delivered at the World Lottery Summit Vancouver. Dr. Ayesha Khanna