Unleashing Creativity through the Power of Generative AI

Published: May 13, 2024 by Kathleen Peters

Innovation isn’t just about creating the next big thing. It can solve problems, improve lives, and help businesses stay ahead in a rapidly changing world. So, what drives innovation? It starts with a culture of collaboration and entrepreneurship that inspires creativity.

Our North America headquarters are in the center of Orange County, a community that fosters an environment where ideas flourish and partnerships thrive. For years, we’ve worked with Octane, a local non-profit organization focused on driving innovation and growth by connecting people, resources and capital to build a better future.

Experian is committed to disrupting the status quo and supporting an environment where creativity can be unleashed. Armed with the power of data and the latest technologies, such as generative AI, we believe we can help better financial outcomes for the consumers and businesses we serve.

I recently gave a keynote at Octane’s annual Tech Innovation Forum during OC Innovation Week, exploring how businesses can unleash creativity through the use of generative AI and highlighting five tenets companies can consider for the responsible use of generative AI, including:

  1. Engage with purpose: It’s important that companies identify their purpose in using the technology and how it can positively impact their business, employees and customers. They should start with creating a plan, including deciding who will be using AI, what jobs need to be done, what guidelines need to be set and a review process.
  2. Elevate creativity and drive automation: Businesses should harness AI to automate processes that are mundane or labor-intensive to enable employees to focus more of their time and energy on creativity.
  3. Excite, educate, and train employees: To ensure all employees understand the potential of generative AI, businesses should prioritize education and training for all employees from the start. This includes finding evangelists of the new technology within the company to stay up-to-date on the latest news and get teams excited about the possibilities.
  4. Ensure ethical, compliant and responsible use: In addition to employee trainings, it’s important to set up a group of leaders, such as a risk council, that can handle ongoing opportunities and risks and codify guidelines on the ethical usage of AI.
  5. Embrace change and be agile: With any new technology, companies need to be agile and ready to adapt to whatever changes may come. It’s important to foster a culture of learning to constantly evolve the generative AI landscape for the company and its clients.

Innovation can fuel economic growth, drive progress, and shape the future. We’re dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration that creates opportunities for generations to come.

Kathleen Peters delivers the Opening Keynote at Octane’s Tech Innovation Forum at AV Irvine, May 1, 2024.
Photo by © Octane/Michael Baker

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