technology | December 23, 2016

The New AI: David Rose Speaks on Staying Human in the Age of Automation

David Rose taught us about the Internet of Things—the interconnected web of objects transforming our day-to-day routines. Now, in a new keynote, he raises vital questions regarding AI: How will it alter our lives, both at home and at work? What jobs will it replace? And what if the machines make us obsolete?

For the first time, algorithms are flourishing where humans once ruled. We see the signs every day: conversational bots from Amazon and Google; driverless cars from Tesla and Apple; Facebook-powered “shopbots” from Macy’s. Even the home is under siege—interfaces like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home flood our living rooms with robotic chatter. And a recent study estimates that by 2020, we’ll have more conversations with bots than with our spouses.


In this talk, David Rose, an MIT Media Lab researcher and CEO of award-winning AI company Ditto Labs, makes sense of the nuanced questions in this quickly evolving field. Is AI making our lives safer, interesting, and convenient? Or is it stealing jobs, jeopardizing personal privacy, and threatening our sense of humanity? What if machines are better than us? Which jobs will be taken over by AI entirely—only tasks that are tedious, dangerous, and demeaning—or more? And what ramifications will this have for businesses, from Fortune 500 legacies down to the tech start-ups now jamming the market? This could be the utopia we’ve dreamt of. But if not, Rose helps us imagine a new relationship with technology: one that lets business thrive, bolsters human connection, and preservers our humanity.


Rose gives talks worldwide on AI, the Internet of Things, and everything else tech. How will new digital frontiers affect the way your organization does business? David Rose can tell you exactly where we are—and where we’re going.


To book Internet of Things speaker David Rose for your next event or conference, contact The Lavin Agency, his exclusive speakers bureau. 


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