AI expert Dr Catriona Wallace to speak at CEBIT 2019


Thursday, 17 October, 2019


AI expert Dr Catriona Wallace to speak at CEBIT 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) expert and Flamingo Ai Founder and Executive Director Dr Catriona Wallace is set to share her insights on what we can look forward to in a world with more advanced AI, at this year’s CEBIT expo.

The keynote, titled ‘AI: Human + Machine: Who gets the upper hand?’ will explore developments in AI, how it’s being used and how it will transform the business world and life as we know it.

“AI, described as the most powerful force equal in impact to the discovery of fire and the invention of electricity, will increasingly become the primary power driving the massive changes that [climate change and disruptive technologies] will bring,” Wallace said.

“With AI set to replace 40% of jobs and 30% of business interactions in the next five years, and the time of ‘singularity’, where machines may become ‘smarter’ than humans possibly just 20 years away, the onus will be on people to successfully navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

NSW Minister for Jobs and Investment Stuart Ayres said CEBIT Australia will provide an international forum for technology companies to do business and discuss the future, including the impact of AI and how it can be harnessed to secure new jobs.

“The World Economic Forum predicts that while AI will displace some jobs it will create many more new jobs — a net increase of 58 million by 2022 — so we need to make sure our industry is on track to help people transition into new job opportunities as they arise.

“Expert speakers on AI, including Dr Catriona Wallace and also London’s Kriti Sharma, will keep CEBIT delegates up to speed with the latest technology trends so they can position their businesses and themselves for the future.

“This will be a timely discussion with AI to also be on the agenda next month when a NSW AI Thought Leaders’ Summit is held on 29 November to discuss how the NSW Government can best utilise artificial intelligence for policymaking.”

CEBIT 2019 will be on at Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC) from 29–31 October.

Learn more about CEBIT 2019 at www.cebit.com.au.

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