Episode 120 The Social Impact of Intelligent Systems


Episode 120

The Social Impact of Intelligent Systems

An Interview with Dr. Mihaela Ulieru 

February 16, 2019

In this episode, Haley talks with Dr. Mihaela Ulieru, a scholar of distributed intelligent systems, Founder and President of the IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy, and a Fourth Industrial Revolution champion at the World Economic Forum, where she advocated to include Blockchain among the "Top 10" in 2016. Ulieru talks about the interplay between society and technology and its effects on our humanity. She shares many paradoxical examples for how technology, like artificial intelligence and blockchain, can help us transcend our limitations while also preying on them. Ulieru also urges leaders to educate themselves on the ways blockchain can streamline their business, stating it’s now “a matter of survival”.


Show Notes


Quotes from this episode:

“My true passion is to analyze how technology is a provocation to human nature and how we coevolve with it.” — Dr. Mihaela Ulieru

“There is so much about creativity that we do not explore.” — Dr. Mihaela Ulieru

Endor is giving powerful artificial intelligence to the service of every one of us using a very interesting combination of artificial intelligence, social physics which was invented in Sandy Pentland’s lab and the blockchain...The goal is to become the “Google” of predictive analytics and to make artificial intelligence accessible to the 99%.” — Dr. Mihaela Ulieru

“Complexity science can actually decipher the rules by which network effects happen...so Endor’s science, using those rules, is capable to do predictive analytics much better than any machine learning through social physics.” — Dr. Mihaela Ulieru

“With blockchain now we have a social network operating system with trust embedded in the network effect.” — Dr. Mihaela Ulieru

“When it comes to business there is so much value that the blockchain unleashes, value which is now caught in counterproductive processes.” — Dr. Mihaela Ulieru

"I find it heartwarming to see the pioneering leadership of trailblazers like Jose Arrieta and Rep. David Schveikert and their impact on speeding up the revamping of government processes with "Fourth Industrial Revolution" technologies like Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. My admiration for their game changing work!" — Dr. Mihaela Ulieru

“Leave the predatory apps like Facebook and join Sapien.Network or other similar social networking sites that are now empowering the individual through technology versus preying on the value which we create.” — Dr. Mihaela Ulieru

“Educate yourself on how data and information is misused and the advantages of decentralization in this regard...and be proactive rather than waiting for the government to give you help.” — Dr. Mihaela Ulieru

“For any business that can use blockchain (to improve their processes) and is not using it now, I think it’s a race against time right now, so educate yourself because it’s a matter of survival for your business. Especially educate your leaders.” — Dr. Mihaela Ulieru