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Exploring your future with AI | #DisruptorsInTech Sydney

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Business and skills for AI

AI is appearing everywhere. What should we be doing to prepare, respond and disrupt? The one thing we shouldn’t do is simply do another survey since everyone is just as much in the dark. There are however some trends emerging which show how the future is human, but we need to adapt quickly.

Speaker: Robert Hillard | Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer | Deloitte
BIO:
As Deloitte’s Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Robert positions the firm to tackle the disruption of technology, new competitors, challenging economic conditions and changing regulatory priorities. His contributions to the Australian technology industry were recognised in late 2014, with his admission as a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. Throughout his career, Robert has retained his focus on technology issues, and is passionate about shaping the firm’s response to the huge changes to Australia’s society and economy as a result of technology, digital disruption and the shift to an information economy. He is particularly known for his work in business transformation, digital disruption and information management through governance and board roles with professional and industry associations, his books, media and client work.

Session 2
2062: the World that AI will Make
2062 is the year by which we will have built machines as intelligent as us. This is what the majority of leading artificial intelligence and robotics experts now predict. But what will this future be? Will automation take away jobs? Will robots become conscious and actually take over? How will political institutions adjust to the post-truth, post-privacy digitised world? What lies in store for our children in 2062?​

Toby Walsh | professor of artificial intelligence at the University of New South Wales
Toby Walsh is a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence. He was named by the Australian newspaper as a "rock star" of Australia's digital revolution. He is Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW, leads the Algorithmic Decision Theory group at Data61, Australia's Centre of Excellence for ICT Research, and is Guest Professor at TU Berlin. He has been elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and has won the prestigious Humboldt research award as well as the NSW Premier's Prize for Excellence in Engineering and ICT. He has previously held research positions in England, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Sweden.

He regularly appears in the media talking about the impact of AI and robotics. He is passionate that limits are placed on AI to ensure the public good. In the last two years, he has appeared in TV and the radio on the ABC, BBC, Channel 7, Channel 9, Channel 10, CCTV, CNN, DW, NPR, RT, SBS, and VOA, as well as on numerous radio stations. He also writes frequently for print and online media. His work has appeared in the New Scientist, American Scientist, Le Scienze, Cosmos, the Conversation and "The Best Writing in Mathematics". His twitter account has been voted one of the top ten to follow to keep abreast of developments in AI. He often gives talks at public and trade events like CeBIT, the World Knowledge Forum, TEDx, and Writers Festivals in Melbourne, Sydney and elsewhere. He has played a leading role at the UN and elsewhere on the campaign to ban lethal autonomous weapons (aka "killer robots").

AGENDA:
5.30 PM - 6.00 PM | Networking + Pizza & Drinks
6.00 PM - 6.40 PM | Session 1 + Q&A
6.40 PM - 7.20 PM | Session 2 + Q&A
7.20 PM - 7.30 PM | Wrap up

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