New Artificial Intelligence Priorities in the COVID-19 Era

Daniel Faggella

Daniel Faggella is Head of Research at Emerj. Called upon by the United Nations, World Bank, INTERPOL, and leading enterprises, Daniel is a globally sought-after expert on the competitive strategy implications of AI for business and government leaders.

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The COVID19 outbreak has changed the world faster than anyone could have imagined.

Forced isolation has shifted meetings and activities to go on through web collaboration tools.

Arguably most importantly, the virus has ground the entire economy to a halt. For some industries (travel, retail, food services, fitness), unemployment is already rampant, and for more remote-friendly industries (tech, media), work may go on, but sales are slowed or frozen, and receivables less likely to convert to revenue than ever.

The downsides of the virus are easy to see - but business and public sector leaders are forced to think about the silver lining. Not just how they can survive this downturn, but how they can emerge stronger and more resilient from the rubble.
Finding the Upside
Outside of remote collaboration tools (Zoom stock was $69 at the start of January this year, and just hit $130 today) and eCommerce (Amazon announced it would hire another 100,000 workers to ramp up its services ...

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