In an era where technology is swiftly redefining our way of living and working, conversing with a distinguished expert can cast considerable light on the future, or at least highlight alternative paths. This was confirmed in an enlightening interview led by Rodolfo Zelaya, former Congressman and Vice President of the Commission for National Defence of Honduras, with Simon Vumbaca, the principal at ASV Private Office.
Simon Vumbaca is recognized for his ability to create significant positive value, scalability, and future-proofing in the businesses in which ASVPO invests. He is acknowledged as a visionary in technology businesses and associated philosophy, including artificial intelligence.
Vumbaca, referred to by many as a true “futurist,” shared his perspective on AI and the future of the forthcoming generations. The interview traversed a wide spectrum of topics, providing an all-encompassing overview of the ongoing technological and social transformations and exploring how AI could positively sculpt our world in the short and medium term.
The dialogue initially focused on the pivotal importance of envisioning the future. Simon Vumbaca leveraged his thirty-year experience in international business, being part of as many changes in the way business has been conducted, to spotlight AI as an essential instrument for instigating positive global changes. He emphasised that the objective of AI should centre on enhancing people’s lives rather than substituting human labour.
“It is essential to maintain an optimistic perspective of humanity, and thus, every endeavour to assist us should mirror this optimistic outlook to forge long-term positive value,” articulates Simon Vumbaca. “A luminous short-term innovation only holds value as a gateway to a more expansive and enduring perspective”.
A salient point from the interview is the imperative for technology to be in the service of humanity, not the other way around. Simon Vumbaca highlighted that technology which necessitates human adaptation is not advantageous technology. This insight is a crucial caution in the AI era, where technology is deeply ingrained in every facet of our society.
However, the interview didn’t solely discuss the future in abstract terms. Simon Vumbaca also delved into the opportunities AI extends to countries, including Honduras, to hasten development and innovation. He accentuated the importance of adopting emerging technologies, including Quantum computing, as means to surmount obstacles and craft innovative paths to future generations, some heavily disadvantaged by their geographical or sociological locations.
The comprehensive interview with Simon Vumbaca, facilitated by Rodolfo Zelaya, is now accessible on YouTube with subtitles in multiple languages, granting a wide audience access to this crucial dialogue on the future. It is an indispensable session for anyone passionate about spearheading change and moulding the future through innovation and technology.
In a period where the future I said to be more uncertain than ever, the words of Simon Vumbaca reassure us that AI, steered by the right vision and intentions, can be a formidable catalyst for progress and an enhancer of the quality of life for everyone.