Embracing AI: The Tools of Tomorrow Are Here Today

Takkeem Morgan is a problem solver committed to public sector innovation, and his passion is fueled by his firsthand experiences with systems that failed him and his family. Mosaic ParentHub is one of his many ventures leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine-learning to support vulnerable families and improve effectiveness of programs. In our rapidly evolving world, the integration of technology has become an undeniable force driving societal progress. AI, in particular, has the potential to revolutionize various sectors, including health and human services. Unfortunately, for many reasons, child and family-serving organizations and public agencies have not historically been early adopters of new tech, and we are in danger of being left behind. This matters not only for your organization or agency but also for the very children and families you serve. Are you wary of artificial intelligence, or are you leaning in to embrace it? Healthy skepticism is wise, but the speed of change will not wait for us to catch up.

AI can analyze vast amounts of data, identify trends, and generate insights that human capacity alone cannot achieve. Beyond easing documentation burdens, Takkeem will demonstrate how we can use this knowledge to design interventions tailored to individual circumstances, address systemic disparities, and foster more equitable systems. AI will be transformative. It is essential that we actively engage with key partners, including government agencies, community organizations, and families themselves, to co-create frameworks that govern the use of AI. AI will never replace the importance of genuine relationships, empathy, and understanding between helping professionals and the youth and families they serve, but by responsibly embracing AI with a clear vision, ethical boundaries, and an unwavering commitment to equity, we can improve our impact and shape a future where children and families thrive.