”COMPUTER SAYS NO”
Life in the Age of Autonomous Decision Machines
“The smart machine era will be the most disruptive in the history of IT”
With this statement, Gartner clearly positions autonomous decision machines as “The Next Big Thing”. Not in the least because of the enormous potential for productivity increases in all sectors of the economy, creating prosperity for us all.
But why then is Stephen Hawking - considered one of the most brilliant scientists in the world - warning us that the development of this artificial intelligence could mean the end of humanity? And what about tech entrepreneur Elon Musk expressing his concerns in his tweet.
“We must be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes”
Why do these usually well-informed people consider "The Next Big Thing” as “Our Biggest Existential Threat”? Will autonomous decision machines enhance humanity or exterminate it?
Crucial questions emerge around the following issues:
Those are the questions that we will address at this year’s Executive Summit, bringing together a group of visionary thought leaders and executives for a strategic dialogue. To influence how the autonomous decision phase of our computer age will play out, now is the time to explore the rapidly developing relationship between mankind and their machines. Socially, economically as well as ethically!
It is with great pleasure that Sogeti’s Executive Management cordially invites you to attend the Tenth Annual Sogeti Executive Summit that will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on 1-2 October 2015.
Michiel Boreel has worked in the IT Industry for over 21 years and since 2007 has held the role of Chief Technology Officer with Sogeti. Michiel started his IT career at a company now owned by Sogeti advising about the reverse engineering of legacy information systems and migration estimation methods.
In 1994, Sogeti asked Michiel to lead a new initiative, called the Institute for the Analysis of New Technology (VINT), a small research and trend spotting group with the goal of inspiring customers to apply new technology in business processes. A constant theme in all of the VINT research is the question what role IT will play in the future society and how technology can be applied to create meaningful business innovation.
In December 2011 VINT was complemented by SogetiLabs, also headed by Michiel Boreel.
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