Author, FedEx board member sees bigger networks, AI changing the world

By Wayne Risher of The Commercial Appeal Posted: June 08, 2016 0 Joshua Cooper Ramo believes in the power of supercomputers, mega networks and artificial intelligence to transform humanity. But some rough sledding is likely as the flow of information is increasingly concentrated in fewer hands, while providing ever-broader distribution of ideas, products and services, Ramo said. Ramo discussed his book “The Seventh Sense” during a panel discussion Tuesday that included FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith, fellow FedEx board member Brad Martin and University of Memphis President David Rudd. Ramo, 47, is vice chairman and co-chief executive officer of strategic advisory firm Kissinger Associates, as in former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Ramo splits his time between New York and Beijing. He has served on FedEx’s board for five years…


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