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

  When:    22 Jan 2018 ( 12:30 - 14:00 )  
  Where:  Infiniti Lab, 2/F Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai

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

    InterCham Lunch Seminar | Mon 22 Jan 2018 

    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 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.

    Monday 22 January 2018

    12:30pm – 2:00pm 

    Infiniti Lab, 2/F Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai 

    Member HK$270
    Non-Member HK$320

    *Event flyer: here.

    Ikhlaq Sidhu