This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.

I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.

Dive into the fascinating world of AI with Dr. Seth Dobrin, founder of Quantum AI and former global chief AI officer at IBM. 

In this insightful interview, Dr. Dobrin shares his transformative journey from human geneticist to AI leader, shedding light on the pivotal role of generative AI, such as Chat GPT, in revolutionizing leadership. 

Discover how embracing AI not only increases productivity but also frees up time for creative, high-value tasks. 

Uncover leadership lessons learned through years of experience, and explore the pressing issues of bias, the digital divide, and the socioeconomic gap in AI development. 

Join us for a conversation that blends expertise, real-world insights, and a touch of humor, making AI accessible and relevant for leaders facing today’s challenges.


You can find Dr. Seth Dobrin at the below links

In the interview, Dr. Seth shares

  • “I’m Dr. Seth Dobrin, the founder and CEO of Quantum AI, dedicated to increasing AI IQ for non-tech professionals through my nonprofit, AIIQ.”
  • “As IBM’s first global chief AI officer, I advised Fortune 1000 companies on implementing and executing AI strategies.”
  • “During my time at Monsanto, I led data and AI transformation, generating over $20 billion in new value and cost savings.”
  • “In my advocacy work, I collaborate with organizations like the International Association of Privacy Professionals to promote diversity and inclusivity in tech.”
  • “My journey from human geneticist to AI expert began during the Human Genome Project, marking the start of the big data era in genetics and astrophysics.”
  • “I transitioned from using machine learning in genomics to applying it in business at Monsanto, solving both scientific and business problems.”
  • “Leadership lesson: I learned more about leadership during a year with no direct reports, understanding the power of influence over authority.”
  • “Generative AI, like Chat GPT, has revolutionized leadership by increasing productivity and freeing up time for high-value, creative tasks.”
  • “The Harvard Business School and BCG’s experiment proved that embracing generative AI can increase productivity and output value by almost 20%.”
  • “The challenges of bias, the digital divide, and the socioeconomic gap underscore the need for inclusive AI development to prevent social strife and backlash.”