What does AI and the light bulb have in common?

By Larry Robertson, CEO | Competitive Issues

May 09

Everyone is talking about AI… and like all disruptive innovations, AI offers early adopters a huge competitive advantage. However, the advantage will be relatively short-lived. Once “everyone” has “it”, the technology will be commoditized, like every other innovation in human history. That is not to downplay the impact it is certain to make on the world. Without question, that will be incalculable. There is however one distinct difference in this digital age. Today, the speed of the commoditization process is likely to outpace the ability of displaced individuals to be trained for alternative vocations.

About the Author

Larry is the CEO and co-founder of AON Invent. He has enjoyed a career that has spanned sales, marketing, and product innovation for companies that include subsidiaries of AMR/American Airlines, Learjet and Sam's Club. In 1995 he teamed up with Ron Loveless, the founding CEO of Sam's Club, to launch a marketing and product development firm that grossed $500 million in its first 3 years. Over the past 20+ years, Larry has personally vetted over 1,000 product concepts and marketing strategies.