Jan. 30, 2023

Robert Cardillo: Location Science, Digital Safety and the Ethics of AI

Robert Cardillo: Location Science, Digital Safety and the Ethics of AI

In this episode, Sarah Tenisi speaks with Robert Cardillo, Chairman of the Board at Planet Federal. He was also the sixth Director of United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), and was a Distinguished Fellow at Saint Louis University.

Listen in as Robert discusses how location science and location confidence is ultimately in service of helping people have more productive and fulfilling days.

He offers his thoughts on how much is too much when it comes to exposing your kids to the digital world, and how “the wisdom of crowds” contributes to navigation apps such as Google Maps and Waze.

Robert breaks down the latest resurgence of the AI phenomenon and the ethical considerations that latest advancements in the technology bring to the table. He speaks in particular of those intangible skills that are uniquely human and can never be replaced by robots.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

●      [01:08] Defining “geospatial intelligence”

●      [06:20] How navigation apps are created through “the wisdom of crowds”

●      [12:14] Creating a “digital safe zone” for you and the next generation

●      [17:04] Technological advancements in the geospatial intelligence space

●      [24:06] Ethical concerns with regards to AI

●      [30:07] How the integration of coding and AI changes the job market

●      [32:58] The importance of the humanities

●      [44:38] Where we’re headed

Key quotes:

●      “[Geospatial location] is all about confident movement leading to better decisions that create better outcomes—a better life.”

●      “Let the computer do what the computer is good at, which is identifying three questions: what, when, and where. Let’s save our humans for ‘why’ and ‘what’s next?’.”