THE EISENHOWER EXPERIENCE
The Eisenhower Fellowship program is individually designed based on the Fellow's interests, background and objectives. Our intention is to give a broad perspective on trends in specific fields in the U.S., opportunities to exchange ideas with leading professionals, and specific information on how individual practitioners are managing change and development. To enrich the experience, appointments encompass diverse geographic settings; encourage exposure to public, private and NGO leaders; and embrace varied political perspectives.
The Fellowship Project
Fredrik Bruhn's (Sweden '17) goal on fellowship was to meet with politicians, regulators, technology development leaders and AI-related business and research leaders to stimulate discussions around AI and autonomous systems beyond “cool applications” – to focus on a white paper targeting decision and policy makers about the possible impacts of AI in society. "My interviews have given a very conclusive result in that the amount of net jobs created will be significantly reduced over the coming decades and that we must relate to a society where the masses don’t have to work in a classical sense. In some regards, a new meaning of life must be designed for the western world and distribution of wealth will be extremely important. Hence, ideas like taxing robots and automation by Bill Gates will likely be amongst the tools that will be needed."