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Orchestrating AI Change with an AI Maestro

As AI is integrated across institutional systems, leading organizations will need an individual who can master the art of applying the technology to accelerate performance while maintaining harmony in the enterprise.

Most universities, companies, industries, organizations, government agencies, and school districts are contemplating artificial intelligence's impact on their organization and people. The one crystal-clear thing is that there are no easy or single answers amidst trillion-dollar investments meant to ensure AI becomes embedded into most products. Most organizational leaders will naturally be prone to determine what efficiencies occur using artificial intelligence. Others will find some easy AI victories to demonstrate progress and make a claim that their organization is using artificial intelligence.

Only time will tell what impact occurred with applied AI and what startup AI products will be profitable. This same reality was obvious with the start of personal computers, desktop publishing, supercomputers, the internet, business analytics, data science, cloud computing, and many other technological advancements that evolved. It was only evident how each would impact organizations and our society in time.

Numerous factors determined the outcome of each iteration of global technological advancements. However, the organizations that took advantage and created the proper talent within their organization always seemed to emerge as a leader in their industry.

Organizations that led during the supercomputer's evolution created talent positions such as supercomputer analyst, seismic engineer, and software engineer. Organizations that led during the internet evolution created internet engineers, HTML programmers, web designers, and www publishers. As time progressed and the era of data science and business intelligence emerged, the true organizational leaders created data scientists, analytic analysts, chief data officers, and eventually, data whisper. Amid some of the early advancements in information and technology, the Bank of Boston created the first chief information officer (CIO) title in 1981. By 1998, the title of CIO became a must-have position and title for every major organization.

AI will become so systematic that the leading organizations operating with AI will have a corporate AI maestro.

Each evolution of technological advancement has created some exciting titles and positions that allowed the organization to become a leader. With the advancement of generative AI, there will be many new positions and titles for talent to manage AI. Some new titles already formed include chief AI officer, AI prompt engineer, machine learning engineer, generative design engineer, and specialist. Over the next few years, as more AI integration takes place, there will be many more new titles that more clearly articulate functions that advance the use of AI.

AI will become so systematic that the leading organizations operating with AI will have a corporate AI maestro. The leading organizations will step out not just to create a "cool" job title — instead, they see the need to orchestrate the possible changes with AI. The competitive advantage for most organizations will be the lever behind orchestrating the 50,000 AI agents designed within every operating system, device, analytics, facility automation, cybersecurity, phone, training room, and board room. The term maestro is an Italian word that means you are a "master" of an art or skill.

Someone holds the position of an AI maestro who has mastered the art and science of all technological advancements integrated into artificial intelligent agents, allowing an organization to operate at accelerated rates of efficiency and proficiency. The art of designing such advancements with AI agents will be more critical than the science of the technology itself. The title of AI artist will also become popular as leaders realize the art of applying technology with people and processes at accelerated performance rates is possible. The applied arts and applied sciences disciplines may become two disciplines within one for creative minds who see the applied outcomes of 50,000 integrated AI agents. The position that oversees the overall AI artists, engineers, and scientists will genuinely need to be a maestro who brings harmony to all the pieces of the future economies of scale that will be available.

Oral Roberts University (ORU) is one of the clear leaders in applied change during the technological advancements over the last few decades. ORU has gifted leaders in the design of systems, art, buildings, and technologies that integrate and orchestrate outcomes that blend the old with the new to accelerate outcomes. The future is bright for all organizations ready to lead the AI-inspired artists, scientists, engineers, and technologists who will boldly and creatively design the future — which includes new job positions such as AI maestro and AI artists.  

About the Author

Michael Mathews is vice president for innovation and technology at Oral Roberts University.

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