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Microsoft’s Kevin Scott Says He’s ‘Reprogramming the American Dream’

"Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley – Making A.I. Serve Us All" by Microsoft's chief technology officer Kevin Scott
"Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley – Making A.I. Serve Us All" by Microsoft's chief technology officer Kevin Scott

Microsoft chief technology officer Kevin Scott grew up in Gladys, Virginia.

It was was once a thriving farm town. But advancements in technology, however, have created economic turmoil. For many of those who lost their jobs, technology of any kind is not a friend. But Scott believes A.I. actually has great potential to help places like Gladys.

“From where I sit, no one is telling the right story, a realistic story, about AI, which is neither utopian nor dystopian,” he writes in his new book,  Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley – Making A.I. Serve Us All.

Scott hopes artificial intelligence could “create prosperity for us all, not just the privileged few.”

We ask him about how he thinks that could happen.

 

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