5 Ways We’re Exploring Artificial Intelligence at SU Global Summit This August

Is artificial intelligence a friend or foe to humans?

This is an issue many of us contemplate as our lives become increasingly intertwined with technology. AI is impacting nearly every major industry, which is why we focus on AI in our programs including this August’s Global Summit in San Francisco.

My team and I are working at warp speed to ensure this year’s Global Summit is the best one yet, and we’re convening some of the finest minds from an array of fields to help us explore the light and dark sides of AI. Our next wave of presenters and sessions is here, and I’m excited to share a glimpse of what to expect and who you’ll hear from in this year’s program when it comes to AI.

AI 101

Singularity University Faculty Nathana Sharma kicks off the AI conversation at Global Summit with a rapid-fire introduction to the fundamentals of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

AI Cage Match

Machine learning and AI represent humankind’s greatest exponential leap forward—or a threat to our jobs and our very autonomy. Which is it? Hear from Neil Jacobstein (Chair of AI and Robotics at SU), Naveen Jain (Viome), and more.

Solving Today’s Problems with AI

As these exponential technologies move beyond the lab and into the field, how do we know what kinds of problems next-generation software can solve? Come hear a variety of practitioners building breakthrough applications to focus on real-world challenges. Neeti Mehta (Automation Anywhere), Mike Capps (Diveplane), Dr. Vasco Pedro (Unbabel), and Nathana Sharma (SU Faculty for Blockchain, Policy, Law & Ethics) will join us for this panel discussion.

AI – Hope, Hype, Reality

The vast majority of large companies say they’re deep into exploring machine learning and artificial intelligence—but few have a methodology to ensure successful initiatives. Gain insights about what AI can and can’t do, and how to implement AI programs that generate results.

AI for Good

How can AI and machine learning make the world a better place? Leila Toplic (NetHope) will lead the way in this session, exploring ways in which “smart” software is being used to have an impact on some of humanity’s deepest challenges.

It’s hard to believe that we’re only two months away! Time is running out, and I hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to hear the latest from leaders in AI and on disruptive innovations in AR/VR, future of work, impact investing, and more. Get your ticket to Global Summit today, before they’re all gone. I look forward to seeing you in San Francisco this August 19-21 and to welcoming you in the Singularity University community.