Social innovation has received significant attention over the last couple of years. According to the World Economic Forum, Social Innovation is defined as "The application of innovative, practical, sustainable, market-based approaches to benefit society in general, and low-income or underserved populations in particular." However, what does Gen Z think about social innovation, especially in the context of AI? Below, I provide some insights so that enterprises and governments can better understand where Gen Z stands in this domain.
"Social innovation is the rule now, rather than the exception. When you build a company, what first comes to mind? The people! You exist to service and add value to your clients. And social innovation is inherently human-centric in nature. Adding AI to the equation (if used correctly), will help companies even more in the effort to maximize value."
– Jonathan Sirotin, Former Founder, Alpine Esports & Gen Z Sustainability Leader
"Gen-Z is approaching this rapidly changing landscape with a diverse, multifaceted approach that will subsequently integrate every aspect of AI and digitalization into the broader fabric of our modern economy."
– Ben Fink, Futurist
"I think that the combination of AI and the Digital Native generation is a seamless one. We have a really good handle of these technologies, and it makes it much easier to create companies with AI that do social good."
– Gabi Feygin, Founder, Lightbulb Tutors
To learn more about social innovation, check out my previous articles listed below: