Questions we need to answer about AI

At this year’s QSP Summit in Porto, Melanie Cook, Managing Director, Hyper Island Asia, will lead a Worklab session entitled “Out-skilled by AI - The convergence of technology and the workplace.” Discover what challenges need to be addressed and what participants can expect.

Artificial Intelligence is causing structural reengineering in our workplace. The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2025, “machines will perform more current work tasks than humans, compared to 71% being performed by humans today. The rapid evolution of machines and algorithms in the workplace could create 133 million new roles in place of 75 million that will be displaced between now and 2022.”

It’s time to start asking important questions:

  1. Will disruptive technologies like AI make us superhumans or lead to our demise?
  2. What can AI do for us and how can we use it in the workplace?
  3. What is augmented intelligence and why is it the “next-gen” AI?
  4. How will learning and development evolve to cater for structural shifts?
  5. What do business leaders need to do?

At this year’s QSP Summit in Porto, Melanie Cook, Managing Director, Hyper Island Asia, will lead a Worklab session on March 21 at 17:10 local time entitled: “Out-skilled by AI – The convergence of technology and the workplace.”

Melanie is a futurist who thinks deeply about the operational impact of AI in the workplace. At Hyper Island she plays an important role in people’s learning journey in industries that are facing extraordinary disruption. She founded the #OpenLeadershipProject and has appeared at TEDx, SXSW, SXSWEdu and DMEXCO events.

At QSP Summit, Melanie will be discussing ways for people from different sectors to consider what’s real and what’s not when it comes to advanced technologies. “Artificial general intelligence (AGI) is not a reality yet,” she says, “but Super Pattern Recognition is. The latter will fundamentally change the workplace of the future through automation.”

Among other things, the Worklab session will see participants work In groups consider which parts of business structures as we know them will be displaced by automation and what new job titles will be created.

Watch Melanie on stage at DMEXCO 18 presenting Augmented Intelligence: Where Man and Machine Make Magic”: