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Artificial Intelligence: Tool, Friend, or Enemy?

By Dr. Leon Herszon and Dr. Harold Kerzner


As AI becomes more integrated into various aspects of society, the question arises: is AI a tool, a friend, or an enemy? Or is it a mix of them depending on the situation and application? This white paper explores the multifaceted nature of AI, examining its potential as a tool for progress, a friend enhancing human capabilities, and a potential adversary if not carefully managed.

About the Authors

Dr. Harold Kerzner

Dr. Harold D. Kerzner

Dr. Harold Kerzner is Senior Executive Director at the International Institute for Learning, Inc., a global learning solutions company that conducts training for leading corporations throughout the world. He is a globally recognized expert on project, program, and portfolio management, total quality management, and strategic planning. Dr. Kerzner is the author of bestselling books and texts, including the acclaimed Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, Thirteenth Edition. His latest book, Project Management Next Generation: The Pillars for Organizational Excellence, co-authored with Dr. Al Zeitoun and Dr. Ricardo Viana Vargas, delivers an expert discussion on project management implementation of all kinds.

Leon Herszon Ph.D

Dr. Leon Herszon

Dr. Leon Herszon is the Head of IIL Consulting (a division of International Institute for Learning, Inc.), a results-oriented and client-focused consulting firm. He performed roles as executive and managing director, Chief Agility Officer, entrepreneur, portfolio, program and project director, business transformation leader, and corporate educator. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Rutgers Business School.

Dr. Herszon has experience leading teams to improve performance and manage business transformation focused on agility, transparency, teamwork, experimentation, and innovation. His doctoral research explored factors that contribute to project complexity and proposed a model to manage complexity. Dr. Herszon can communicate in English, French, Portuguese, German, and Spanish, and is also a several times Ironman triathlon finisher.

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