Last week Mark Cosyn, kama.AI’s VP of Business Development and a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada), spoke in a panel discussion called Pathways: The Future of AI. The event—a collaboration with Axis Consulting, UVic Consulting Group, SMCC, UBCO Management Consulting Club, and Douglas College Consulting—was an opportunity for BC post-secondary students interested in management consulting to learn about the future of artificial intelligence in consulting from three CMC-designated professional leaders with AI insights.
The CMC Future of AI panel, which also included Amita Gill, Managing Partner + Country Leader Intuitive Operations + Automation at Cognizant, and John Candeias, Partner EY Data + Analytics, discussed their experiences and perspectives on the importance of incorporating human oversight and controls into the use of AI.
Furthermore, the conversation addressed how the rapidly increasing capabilities and benefits of AI simultaneously present significant risks from growth with insufficient controls. Frequent news stories and the increasing public debate surrounding generative AI advancements (such as OpenAI’s headline-making ChatGPT) were discussed as examples.
The panel also recognized the vital role of consultants as stakeholders and guides within our industry ecosystems, each leading pathways to compliant, competent, and ethical AI use.
kama.AI acknowledges the important work that consultants, students, academic institutions, and CMC-Canada perform as organizations begin to implement and adapt AI that integrates human-centred change management and governance.