What AI will likely enable over the coming years is an optimization of resources. However, it may come down to whether we will be able to overcome policy and regulation to take advantage of this.
Uber and Airbnb are great examples of this optimization and slowly we’re seeing AI enable optimization in utilities. But what about other infrastructure?
Every evening and weekend there are tens of millions of square feet of unused office space. Cars go unused, computing becomes available, roads decongest.
As we free ourselves of rote schedules, there might still be peaks, but perhaps usage based fees might help distribute loads more. The next billion dollar business will be based on effectively taking advantage of assets that are going unused.