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168: Shifting Your Mindset on the Human Potential of AI with Concurrency CTO Nathan Lasnoski
Episode 16816th January 2024 • Manufacturing Happy Hour • Chris Luecke
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When leveraged correctly, AI can enhance human creativity and allow businesses to connect disparate systems and make informed decisions. So, what choices can manufacturing businesses take to ensure they’re using AI the right way? 

We all know some aspects of our jobs can feel robotic, so Concurrency Chief Technology Officer, Nathan Lasnoski, suggests leaving the manual tasks to AI so you can focus on creativity. 

On this episode of Manufacturing Happy Hour, he shares how AI can be used to boost your team’s creative abilities and explains why ROI should be your lodestar as you look to incorporate AI. 

Plus, he provides expert tips on how leaders can start making the right AI choices and tells us the similarities between its explosion and the Industrial Revolution. 

Nathan’s been involved with AI for EIGHT years – so he knows what he’s talking about!  

In this episode, find out: 

  • Nathan explains how companies can focus on “real productive AI” and transform the way they think of AI in the context of their business 
  • Why ROI should be the “guiding light” of a business’ use of AI and why it is solving old problems in a brand-new way 
  • Nathan shares the story of how he and Concurrency began using AI, hiring their first data scientist around eight years ago before the AI explosion of 2022 
  • How AI is automating intuition and connecting disparate systems to allow business leaders to make data-driven decisions with a holistic view 
  • Nathan outlines his comparisons between the AI revolution and the Industrial Revolution, exploring the positives of automating workplace processes with AI 
  • How the AI revolution has the potential to increase, not decrease, human creativity by taking manual tasks off our hands 
  • Nathan tells us the right questions executives should be asking themselves about AI, and why they need to focus on their present and future goals 
  • How the frontline workforce play a vital part in manufacturing leaders knowing which incremental and disruptive changes to make with the help of AI 

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Tweetable Quotes: 

  • “The bar has been lowered for businesses to get into the game.” 
  • “Even medium- and small-sized organizations can translate repeatable processes into automated processes and free up their teams to be more.” 
  • “AI gives us the opportunity to unlock what is really special about each person and bring it to the forefront of our organizations.” 

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