MEDIUM | Kaleidoscope: The Realities of Automation and AI Vary Widely Around the World

All these stories seem to be proving William Gibson’s almost-crusty adage, “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” As fast as AI and automation are reshaping society, they are not happening — or are doing so slowly, in piecemeal fashion — in many others.

From a global perspective, this spectrum of experience not only provides a rich palette for experimentation and learning. It may also hold the seeds to getting automation and AI right.