On a recent Swiss International flight to the United States, I was remembering the book “The Future Computed,” by Brad Smith and Harry Shum. They tell the story of Melisha Ghimere, 20-year-old computer science student who leverages AI in Nepal to help farmers monitor the health and well-being of their livestock and to prevent outbreaks of diseases. You can find my book recommendation here.
I was fortunate enough to be flying in business class. As I read, the flight attendants moved through the cabin asking passengers to choose their meal from a menu with three or four options per course. They noted down each passenger’s preference on a piece of paper.