Last week at the AI House Davos during the World Economic Forum week, Mia - Mission Impact Academy proudly supported our co-founder, Janna Salokangas, as she participated in the panel discussion, "Including the World." Alongside panelists Kay Firth-Butterfield, Olivier Oullier, Sneha Revanur, and Jennifer Schenker, Janna shared insights into the necessity of AI education for everyone, underlining the critical role of AI upskilling and the adoption of inclusive strategies in AI development.
Championing Inclusivity in AI
The panel brought to light the urgent need for diverse talent worldwide to access economic mobility through AI. A key takeaway was the importance of AI upskilling and implementing strategies that ensure diversity and equal access for everyone. It highlighted a pivotal message: AI is for everyone, inviting participation across society.
Immediate Actions for a Diverse Future
The discussion led to direct calls to action:
For individuals: The future of AI is now, and it's crucial to start learning today.
For employers: Embrace skills-based hiring and invest in upskilling your workforce, especially the non-technical members.
The panel highlighted the belief that the most promising career opportunities will emerge at the intersection of human creativity and AI capabilities, advocating for a future where AI serves as a tool for enhancing human potential.
Human + AI: The Future of Work
At Mia - Mission Impact Academy, we firmly believe that the combination of Human + AI represents the future of work. The best career opportunities will belong to those who can fully leverage AI's potential. This belief was echoed throughout the panel discussion, highlighting the universal need for AI education and the importance of leading the way in this evolving field.
"Being part of the 'Including the World' panel at Davos underscored the importance of making AI education accessible to all. At Mia, we're dedicated to ensuring that AI upskilling is a pathway to economic mobility for everyone." - Janna Salokangas, Co-Founder of Mia, Mission Impact Academy
Boosting Confidence Among Women in AI
A topic close to our hearts is empowering women to confidently engage with AI. The panel served as a significant platform to advocate for boosting women's confidence in their AI abilities, a crucial step towards fostering a diverse and inclusive digital future. The discussions pointed out the need for supportive environments that encourage women to explore and excel in AI, addressing the gender gap in the tech industry. This approach is essential to ensuring that a broader range of talent has access to improved economic mobility worldwide.
Reflecting on the Path Forward
The insights shared during the "Including the World" panel at Davos have sparked conversations about the future of AI education and its role in promoting diversity and inclusion. The panelists, including Salokangas, highlighted the transformative potential of AI upskilling programs designed to make the digital future more accessible to women and underrepresented groups.
As the global community continues to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by AI, the discussions at Davos serve as a reminder of the work that lies ahead in ensuring that AI development and education are inclusive, equitable, and reflective of the diverse world we live in.
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Mia, Mission Impact Academy is a pioneering Global AI Academy dedicated to empowering forward-thinking companies and non-technical women through education in AI and emerging technologies.
The company aims to upskill 1 million women in AI by 2030, driving economic mobility in the AI space.