In an essay in today’s Wall Street Journal, Eric Schmidt, the former CEO and Executive Chairman of Google, describes how the emerging technologies being deployed in the current crisis might propel us into a better future.
He makes the following key points:
- Big data companies and private-sector specialists in supply and distribution, such as Amazon, will increasingly guide critical public policy strategies;
- The expansion of remote learning will gives students of all demographics access to instruction from the best teachers;
- Biotech solutions and critical drug development will be streamlined and enhanced by AI-enabled computer modeling;
- A massive government investment in the nation’s digital infrastructure will be an essential driver of the future economy.