Plenary Thought Leaders Debate – Defining Our Future
AI technologies are re-shaping our future. It’s up to us to determine whether they enhance our lives or diminish them. On 12 October 2018, three of the world’s most respected minds in AI, business change and technology/human interaction will come together to put the case for a positive AI-enabled future.
They’ll consider how AI could impact the business operations, world economies and human life for good or ill and, eschewing doom laden prophecies and idealised dreams, investigate what we can do to ensure technology remains humanity’s life enhancing servant – not its master.
The Defining Our Future Debate will be moderated by change management specialist Anton Fishman and customer management expert, Mike Havard. It will kick-start two high-octane technology focused business conferences:
Agenda Summary to date
09:15 Chairs Welcome Anton Fishman, AIR Chair and Mike Havard, CXtech Chair
09:30 – 11:15 Plenary Debate:
Defining Our Future AI and big business: When will UK business get real about AI?
Daniel Hulme , CEO of Satalia and Director of Business Analytics MSc at University College London
AI is like teenage sex. Everyone thinks others are doing more of it than they are and so mask their inexperience behind bravura talk. We say it’s time for business to shape up – technology can transform business productivity and proﬁtability, but only if companies put AI front and centre in their innovation and talent management strategies.
AI and the human experience: Will humans be superseded by the technologies they’ve created?
Dr Chris Brauer , Director of Innovation at Goldsmiths University and Founder of the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies
Research into the everyday interactions between people and emerging technologies reveals a worrying trend – that humans risk being put out of work and deprived of purpose by the very technologies intended to improve their lives. This future can only be averted by creating technologies that enhance human capability rather than replace human skill. We consider whether responsible innovation can create an equal relationship between people and technology, leading to high-performance workplaces and satisfying lives.
AI and economic survival: Can our current world order survive AI’s twin singularities?
Calum Chace, Futurologist, journalist and best-selling author
The world faces the arrival of two AI-driven singularities – points at which the rules we’ve lived by till now will simply break down. The ﬁrst is economic, when machines take over human work. The second is technological, when machines relegate humans to the position of the planet’s second most intelligent life form. Some say capitalism and liberal democracy will not survive. We argue that political and economic systems can be reshaped, businesses and organisations can transform their missions, and human beings achieve far greater self-realisation in a technologically enriched world.
11:45 – 13:00 AI Keynotes
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Solutions Showcase
14:00 – 15:20 AI Insights, Case Studies & Panel Debates
15:40 – 17:00 AI Insights, Case Studies & Panel Debates
17:00 Dragons’ Den session followed by Solutions Showcase, Networking & Drinks reception