Journal Entry 

 Tuesday, December 5, 2023: Embracing Change 

Michael Santos

Michael Santos

Embracing Change: Navigating the AI Revolution from Behind Bars

In a world where change is the only constant, the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) marks a pivotal moment in human history. At Prison Professors Talent, we recognize the transformative power of this technology and its parallels to the rapid changes I witnessed during my own incarceration. Our course, “Preparing for Success after Prison,” is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and tools to adapt to such changes, even from within the confines of a prison cell.

The AI Revolution: A New Era of Innovation

Artificial intelligence is reshaping the world as we know it. From healthcare to finance, transportation to education, AI is revolutionizing industries and creating new paradigms. Within a few years, people in prison will likely see robots who work in corrections. I have attended trade shows where I have seen the prototypes. The robot looks like a dog, and it is branded as a tool to help with custody and security. But intelligent robots, I suspect, will also work as teachers and guides to help people in prison.

This technology shift will enhance life for those who prepare. Those who do not prepare may get left behind.

This technological leap reminds me of the seismic shifts I experienced during my sentence. When I began my incarceration, the internet and cell phones were not part of everyday life. Upon release, I had to quickly adapt to these technologies to reintegrate into society successfully.

Today, AI represents a similar leap. It’s a change that is happening at an even faster pace, and its impact is profound. For those in prison, the challenge is to stay informed and prepared for this rapidly evolving world.

Learning and Adapting Behind Bars

Lack of direct access to the latest technologies in prison does not mean one cannot prepare for their implications. Our courses and books are designed to bridge this gap, offering insights into how to use time in prison constructively to understand and prepare for these changes.

  1. Understanding AI:
    • Our materials provide foundational knowledge about AI and its potential impact on various sectors.
  2. Developing Skills:
    • We emphasize the importance of developing skills that will remain relevant in an AI-driven world, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and adaptability.
  3. Staying Informed:
    • Keeping abreast of technological advancements and understanding their societal implications is crucial. We encourage reading, research, and discussion on these topics.
  4. Planning for Reentry:
    • Our course helps individuals create a comprehensive plan for their reintegration, considering the new landscape shaped by AI and other technological advancements.

Your Invitation to Prepare for the Future

We invite you to join our course, “Preparing for Success after Prison,” to start preparing for a future shaped by AI and other technological innovations. Share your journey with us at [email protected]. Remember, including “Request a Book” in the subject line of your email will prompt us to donate a book from our resources to aid in your journey, provided our nonprofit has the resources available.

Books to Guide Your Path

  1. Earning Freedom: Conquering a 45-Year Sentence
  2. Success after Prison
  3. Prison! My 8,344th Day
  4. Release Plan 2024
  5.  Preparing for Success after Prison

In an era where AI is changing the world, staying informed and adaptable is key. Our mission is to provide the resources and guidance necessary for those in prison to emerge ready to embrace these changes and thrive in a new world.

Respectfully,

Michael Santos

Founder, Prison Professors Talent