As a curious child, Michai Morin was always fascinated by how machines and electronics worked. He regularly took apart his toys, much to his father’s chagrin. This early interest in the inner workings of digital devices sparked a lifelong passion for technology and innovation.
Morin built his first computer at age 11 using spare parts. He later attended a gifted program for advanced science and math, enabling him to start college early while still in high school. His innate talent for all things digital led him to become an internationally acclaimed digital artist and author in adulthood.
However, it was Morin’s experience as a consultant that revealed the major data analysis problems facing companies today. He was struck by how much analysis was still being done manually, at great monetary expense. Morin saw an opportunity to automate these processes using artificial intelligence.
This realization gave birth to the Coeus Institute, founded by Morin and his business partner Henry Trujillo, to provide automated pattern discovery from massive datasets. Coeus sets itself apart by leveraging fine-tuned algorithms and various AI to automate the process of extracting actionable insights for clients in real-time.
“We have a data problem as a society,” said Morin. “The challenge is not collecting data, but making the best use of it.”
Morin believes most current data analysis methods offer little in strategic value. He founded Coeus to directly target these pain points through intelligent automation. This allows organizations to better understand correlations in their data that inform strategy and forecasting.
Morin sees AI becoming integral to all aspects of society by 2030. He believes companies will need to adopt AI and automation to stay competitive. He also envisions Coeus and similar companies playing a key role in generating meaning from the growing sea of data.
“Without intelligent automation, less than 5% of collected data would ever be useful,” Morin stated.
Morin recognizes the societal challenges posed by advancing AI and automation, such as job displacement. However, he remains optimistic about the problems technology can help solve if guided ethically.
“We are all lucky to be alive during this important transition of human civilization,” said Morin. “However, there are difficulties we must address if we hope to maximize the true benefits of AI and automation.”
From his early days tinkering with gadgets to pioneering automated intelligence, Morin’s life has come full circle. His vision and innovations at Coeus Institute may foreshadow how society adapts to an increasingly high-tech world.