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Sneak peek: How many connected devices does the AI Forum’s Executive Director Emma Naji have?

By techweek Techweek

13 March 2020

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Emma Naji

Organisation and role:
Executive Director of AI Forum and CEO of AI Advisory

How many people live in your household?
One adult.

How many connected devices do you have in your house (total)?
Four connected devices:

  • 1x laptop
  • 1x desktop PC
  • 1x mobile phone
  • 1x tablet

Which connected device do you use the most often?

If different from above, which is your favourite, and why?
My tablet is my favourite because it’s my chill time device.

What do you think will be the next connected device that you introduce into your household, and why?
It would only be a replacement for a current device and only if necessary.

Is there a piece of connected home tech that you don’t currently have, but you would like? (Either a device that already exists, or something that you would like to be invented)
Meeting room AR/VR solutions to feel connected despite geographic separation, plus more natural speech recognition microphones and attachments.

In your experience, what sort of impact has the rise of connected devices had on your life and/or household?
I try to disconnect as often as possible and only use social media for professional purposes. I think the pressure to be ‘on’ 24/7 is very real and can be damaging, with constant connection leading to hyper-distraction. However, as a person that loves to go into deep geek mode to figure out how things work; the availability of information is life changing.

What connected devices do you rely on most to do your job?
My desktop PC and smartphone.

Is there anything else you would like to add?
Having grown up with telephones on landlines, no computers until my teens and writing letters to my friends at school, I am grateful to see the huge transition in how we communicate. I value modes of connection that combine what I consider to be the best of both worlds, which is only possible because I am privy to modes before and after the internet boom. As our digital connections evolve, I suspect we will begin to air gap parts of our lives to fill the need for human connection and use air gapping as a form of personal protection.

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