Journal Entry 

 Friday, October 27, 2023: Artificial Intelligence 

Michael Santos

Michael Santos

Artificial Intelligence: The Future and Your Place in It

The world outside prison walls is evolving at an unprecedented pace. One of the most significant drivers of this change is Artificial Intelligence (AI). While many in prison might have a vague idea about AI from movies or books, the real-world applications and implications are vast and ever-growing.

What is AI?

At its core, AI is a branch of computer science that aims to create machines that can perform tasks that would typically require human intelligence. These tasks include problem-solving, recognizing patterns, understanding language, and making decisions.

Innovations in AI

While the concept of AI has been around for decades, recent advancements have brought it to the forefront of technology and business. Some innovations that might surprise you include:

– Healthcare: AI algorithms can now analyze medical images, predict patient trajectories, and even assist in surgeries.

– Autonomous Vehicles: Cars that can drive themselves are no longer science fiction. Companies like Tesla and Waymo are leading the charge in this space. I’ve been driving Tesla’s since 2018. The auto drive feature is especially helpful when navigating traffic. Soon, I anticipate all cars will help AI powered features like self-driving.

– Personal Assistant*: Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are AI-powered virtual assistants that help users with tasks like setting reminders, playing music, or answering questions.

The Growing Demand for AI Jobs

As AI continues to permeate every sector, the demand for AI-related jobs is skyrocketing. One emerging role is that of an AI prompter, someone who can effectively communicate with and guide AI systems. This role requires a deep understanding of both the AI’s capabilities and the specific needs of the task at hand.

Our course, “Preparing for Success after Prison” Can Help!

Our course, “Preparing for Success after Prison,” is designed to equip you with the foundational skills and mindset needed to thrive in a world dominated by AI. Here’s how:

– Critical Thinking: AI is about problem-solving, and our course hones your ability to think critically and approach challenges methodically.

– Adaptability: The world of AI is ever-changing. Our course teaches you to be adaptable, a crucial trait for anyone looking to work in the AI space.

– Communication: As mentioned, roles like AI prompters are on the rise. Our course enhances your communication skills, preparing you to bridge the gap between humans and machines.

Your challenge: Think about how AI might impact your future career aspirations. How can you leverage the skills you’re learning now to thrive in an AI-driven world? Share your thoughts and plans with us by building a profile that memorializes your commitment to preparing for success upon release. Send an invite to [email protected] to get started.

In conclusion, AI is not just a buzzword; it’s the future. And with the right preparation, you can be a part of that future, turning challenges into opportunities.

Michael Santos, 

Founder of Prison Professors