The age of artificial intelligence is dawning and no industry will be left untouched.
No longer is it just mechanical brawn putting people out of work – the increased capacity of machine learning and algorithm-based communication to replace human thought is signalling a change to the way all kinds of products are produced and services delivered.
If, for example, a computer can create an accurate and eloquent piece of sports writing, then there are troubling implications for the media industry – at least, for those who hope to work in the industry.
To discuss the implications of AI for business, InDaily has partnered with Mumbrella for a new Digital Futures event. Keynote speaker Stewart Gurney, the national head of media agency PHD Australia, will try to unpack what an AI-driven media and business landscape might look like.
“Each technological epoch is built on top of the previous,” Gurney explains.
“The next epoch is increasingly considered to be the AI revolution – where the world’s information is hierarchically ordered to create what is ostensibly consciousness, but with intelligence greater than every living human being on the planet.
“This is the endeavour of a number of organisations, with Google leading the charge. Ray Kurzweil, the head of engineering at Google, thinks they will get there by 2029.
“If only half of what these engineers are saying comes to fruition, then the way that we navigate our waking world is about to undergo the biggest transformation that any single generation has ever experienced.”
Following Gurney’s keynote, Tim Burrowes, Founder and Content Director of Mumbrella, will chair a panel discussion, including AI expert, Professor John Roddick, the Deputy Executive Dean for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Flinders University.
If you’d like to be part of the conversation, tickets are available by clicking the link below.
Digital Futures is happening on May 18 from 11:30am at Hilton Adelaide.
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