Future of the Professions as the Machine Intelligence Era Begins

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Future of the Professions as the Machine Intelligence Era Begins

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For centuries, the so-called Professions – Doctors, Lawyers, Professors, Accountants, and other highly credentialed individuals – have helped form the bedrock of modern societies and institutions.  While this essential role certainly continues, in recent years these individuals have faced a growing range of challenges – high costs, limited citizen access, over-whelming workloads, and an increasing inability to keep up with their fields.  There is much talk of burnout.

Information technology, particularly machine intelligence, can theoretically address many of today’s challenges by automating and standardising routine professional activities. But how much change is really occurring, and to what extent can even the most experienced knowledge workers be replaced?

In this session, David Moschella will use the future of the professions as a means to assess the state of machine intelligence today, and over the coming decade.


About the speaker

David Moschella, based in the United States, is a Research Fellow for Leading Edge Forum.  David's focus is on industry disruptions, machine intelligence and related business model strategies.  David was previously Global Research Director of the programme.

David’s key areas of expertise include globalisation, industry restructuring, disruptive technologies, and the co-evolution of business and IT.  He is the author of multiple research reports, including Disrupting the Professions through Machine Learning and Digital Trust, 2016 Study Tour Report: Applying Machine Intelligence, There is Now a Formula for Machine Intelligence Innovation,  Embracing 'the Matrix' and the Machine Intelligence Era and The Myths and Realities of Digital Disruption.

An author and columnist, David’s second book, Customer-Driven IT, How Users Are Shaping Technology Industry Growth, was published in 2003 by Harvard Business School Press. The book predicted the shift from a supplier-driven to today’s customer-led IT environment.  His 1997 book, Waves of Power, assessed global competition within the IT supplier community. He has written some 200 columns for Computerworld, the IT Industry’s leading publication on Enterprise IT, and has presented at countless industry events all around the world.

David previously spent 15 years with International Data Corporation, where he was IDC’s main spokesperson on global IT industry trends and was responsible for its worldwide technology, industry and market forecasts.


Ticket includes a light sandwich lunch.

Member $ 270.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 320.00 HKD
Y-Network $170.00 HKD
Startup $170.00 HKD
Austcham Members $ 270.00 HKD
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Future of the Professions as the Machine Intelligence Era Begins

Wed, November 21, 2018
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

David Moschella, Research Fellow, Leading Edge Forum

Level 3, The British Consulate-General, 1 Supreme Court Road, Queensway, Hong Kong. Please enter from Justice Drive, directly opposite Asia Society.
Contact Person:
Yammie Yuen
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