What’s the story behind limitless innovation? Walter Isaacson connects the dots at Converge 2023

December 12, 2023

At this year’s Globant Converge event, AI: Limitless Disruption, renowned author and journalist Walter Isaacson shared profound insights on innovation in a conversation with Guibert Englebienne, Co-Founder of Globant and President of Globant X.

Isaacson, known for his biographies of historical figures like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs, asks critical questions on the ethical dilemma of technology, such as genetic editing, social media, and democracy, as well as its exponential amplification of unforeseen effects when combined with AI.

He highlights the urgent need for a moral framework guiding these technologies in the conversation about finding paths that bridge technology with humanity and a humanistic understanding.

Innovation is one fundamental detonator of the conversation, as Isaacson and Guibert explore how creative minds work and how to build innovative teams. Isaacson noted a shift from a focus on coding skills to a need for creativity and moral grounding, citing Steve Jobs’ diverse interests as a template for future innovators.

For Isaacson, storytelling is a driver for change. He emphasizes its power in pushing boundaries and inspiring new pathways as we look ahead and inspire future generations, nurturing curiosity, observation skills, and imagination, qualities crucial for adapting to the future of work and job landscapes reshaped by AI, more so than specific technical skills.

Watch the entire conversation and discover the insights of this engaging moment at Converge here.

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