Will Your Job Be Lost to Robots?: The Technology of AI & Data

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Will Your Job Be Lost to Robots?: The Technology of AI & Data

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One of the biggest transformations going on today is the reinvention of every business and non-profit activity with data applications, algorithms, and Artificial intelligence (AI). There is a new industrial revolution currently underway, and the winners will be those who can automate decisions and operations at scale with technologies including AI, data, and robotics as part of their human-based operations.

Many notable figures including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have expressed concerns about AI and potential job loss and even the concept of a singularity where machines might overpower humans. In this talk, we will look at the state of the technology of AI and Data today, and then analyse their economic benefit, potential of transient job loss, and policy recommendations.

About the speaker

Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist, and Founding Director, Sutarja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, & IEOR Emerging Area Professor. A world-class expert in “real-life” technology innovation and leadership.  Invented the technology used in Skype and other internet communications (over 60 patents). Dr. Sidhu was awarded 3Com Corporation’s “Inventor of the Year” in 1999.  Started 4 new companies (3 still active). He is academically trained, and yet highly applied.  He developed Data-X, the highly popular applied data course at UC Berkeley.  Serves on many advisory boards. Created the Entrepreneurship & Technology area at the #1 public university in the world.  Dr. Sidhu received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his masters’ degree and a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.

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Non-Member $ 320.00 HKD
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Will Your Job Be Lost to Robots?: The Technology of AI & Data

Mon, January 22, 2018
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Ikhlaq Sidhu, Founding Director, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, UC Berkeley

Infiniti Lab, 2/F Hopewell Centre 183 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai (Please enter through G/F showroom side door)
Contact Person:
Yammie Yuen
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