Artificial Intelligence (AI)

In this section, discover a collection of articles on artificial intelligence (AI) curated specifically for executives and C-suite leaders. Delve into topics from generative AI to foundational technologies such as machine learning, computer vision, and robotic process automation, understanding their impact on business. I also share hand-picked content from leading experts that merits a click. Explore these valuable perspectives and expert insights to guide strategic decisions and advance your organization in the evolving AI landscape.

Dawn of the three-hour work week: AI's impact on employment and compensation

Vienna | Published in AI and Board | 10 minute read | Share this post on X Share this post on LinkedIn Share this post by Email Copy the Permalink to this post

A futuristic office seamlessly blended with a beach setting. It shows humans relaxing and working alongside AI robots, reflecting a balanced lifestyle where work and leisure coexist harmoniously (Image generated by ChatGPT 4o).

As artificial intelligence (AI) advances into the workplace rapidly, one of the most pressing questions on everyone’s mind is, “If machines can do our jobs faster, more accurately, and at a lower cost, what happens to us?” It’s true that AI is beginning to redefine the very essence of work, raising concerns about the potential displacement of knowledge workers. However, I’d like to propose an alternative perspective—one where those same workers earn the same or more whilst working far fewer hours.


Harnessing AI for organisational change led from the Board

London School of Economics | Published in AI | 5 minute read | Share this post on X Share this post on LinkedIn Share this post by Email Copy the Permalink to this post

Mario Thomas and Kenneth Benoit standing in front of a display screen at the London School of Economics

I had an incredible afternoon as a guest lecturer at the The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where I got to discuss harnessing AI for organisational transformation led from the Board, at this summer’s Data Science for Executives class.


Amazon Bedrock launches Custom Model Import

London | Published in AI | 10 minute read | Share this post on X Share this post on LinkedIn Share this post by Email Copy the Permalink to this post London, United Kingdom

Custom Model Import’s = game changing! If you own your own corpus of data and are using it to train your own models, you can now bring those models to Amazon Bedrock’s secure, managed environment.


AWS launch Meta Llama 3 on Amazon Bedrock

London | Published in AI | 10 minute read | Share this post on X Share this post on LinkedIn Share this post by Email Copy the Permalink to this post London, United Kingdom

Playful image featuring three llamas in a tech-savvy environment, surrounded by servers, cloud icons, and digital devices, highlighting the integration of technology with a playful twist. (Image generated by ChatCPG 4o)

Just as we were catching our breath on Claude 3 Opus arriving on Amazon Bedrock, here we go again, this time it’s Meta’s Llama 3 model - designed for you to build, experiment, and responsibly scale your generative artificial intelligence (AI) applications; now with improvements in reasoning, code generation, and instruction.


AWS launch Anthropic Claude 3 Opus on Amazon Bedrock

Seattle | Published in AI | 10 minute read | Share this post on X Share this post on LinkedIn Share this post by Email Copy the Permalink to this post Seattle, Washington, USA

This just in! Anthropic’s Claude 3 Opus foundation model is now available on Amazon Bedrock, joining Claude Sonnet and Claude Haiku. Bedrock is now the first and only place to offer all three Claude 3 models in general availability.


The executive's guide to generative AI

London | Published in AI and Board | 10 minute read | Share this post on X Share this post on LinkedIn Share this post by Email Copy the Permalink to this post 

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) executive’s guide to generative AI is out now; I spoke to Duncan Jefferies about how businesses can use generative AI to drive organisational transformation.


PartyRock: Madonna Song-To-Tour Finder

New York | Published in AI | 2 minute watch | Share this post on X Share this post on LinkedIn Share this post by Email Copy the Permalink to this post

Given Adam’s announcement yesterday about Amazon PartyRock powered by Amazon Bedrock, I decided I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and see what kind of app I could build.


Generative AI: hype not hyperintelligence is lifting values

London | Published in AI | 10 minute read | Share this post on X Share this post on LinkedIn Share this post by Email Copy the Permalink to this post 

Interesting read (pay-walled) in the FT on what’s driving valuations in the generative AI space. The key to the adoption of any technology is finding the right investment case and quickly demonstrating proof of value. Generative AI is no different.


Chief Wine Officer

National Portrait Gallery, London | Published in AI and Cloud | 1 minute view | Share this post on X Share this post on LinkedIn Share this post by Email Copy the Permalink to this post

Tonight I got an opportunity to speak at the Chief Wine Officer event hosted by AWS, to an audience of AWS customers about generative Artificial Intelligence (AI), the opportunities it creates, and how customers are using it to accelerate business transformation.

Mario Thomas speaking to the Chief Wine Office event at the National Portrait Gallery, London

The Board in the machine

Llantwit Major | Published in AI, Board and Cloud | 10 minute read | Share this post on X Share this post on LinkedIn Share this post by Email Copy the Permalink to this post

Modern boardroom with subtle technological elements, featuring minimal digital overlays like abstract data streams and holographic charts, symbolizing the integration of technology in decision-making. The image conveys sophistication and innovation in business governance. (Image generated by ChatGPT 4o)

I recently hosted a fireside chat for the AWS Summit EMEA with Intel’ Global Leader for AI Solutions, Monica Livingston. We discussed how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are quickly becoming ubiquitous in business. The conversation prompted me to think about how Boards should be thinking about the use of AI and ML in their businesses, and how they need to ensure they are making the right decisions at the speed of light.