Dr. Catriona Wallace
February 8th 2022

Dr Catriona Wallace explores the intersection between artificial intelligence and minority groups, including women. She recognizes the need for women to break into traditionally male-dominated spaces such as artificial intelligence, and the AI economic growth in the tech world.

She discusses how the inclusion of women and minorities can reduce biases in data sets, and recalibrate the scales of industry.

Dr. Catriona Wallace
July 12th 2021

I can think there is no better topic to talk about when we're thinking about sustainability and the future of humanity than the ethics of technology - and particularly artificial intelligence. It currently is the fastest-growing technology sector in the world - valued at around $327 billion, and expected to grow to $500 billion within the next three years. Disturbingly, there is little to no control or regulation over this incredible technology that within the next two years will be 80% of all foundational components of all infrastructure.

Dr. Catriona Wallace
December 11th 2020

As science fiction becomes science fact, focusing on ethics will make sure AI benefits all of humanity – not entrench the advantages of a privileged few.

Fake news spreads six times faster than factual news. The algorithms built into social media software, in an effort to hold our attention, feed us information that triggers the basest instincts of our complex psychologies. These are some of the starkest realities exposed in the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma.”

Holding our attention is what the robot (if you will) was programmed to do. And it’s doing its job really, really well. “As long as social media companies profit from outrage, confusion, addiction, and depression,” says Tristan Harris, founder of The Center for Humane Technology, “our well-being and democracy will continue to be at risk.”

Of course, infinite-scroll news feeds are only a tiny piece of the artificial intelligence puzzle. AI and machine learning influence the way we shop, bank, commute – even the decisions we make about who earns an interview vs. whose resume goes into the trash bin.

Dr. Catriona Wallace
March 16th 2020

As the world moves into an unprecedented time of crisis management the role of Artificial Intelligence has become extremely important. As organisations restructure their organisational structures, send their employees home to work, avoid human to human interactions, minimise their expenditure and try to innovate their way out of the crisis we will see the use of AI increasing as a means to enable each of these factors.

Shara Evans
February 24th 2020

In this speech, technology futurist Shara Evans will take you on a journey into the job market of the 2030s based on her extensive research of projects that are already being worked on / contemplated in research labs around the world. Starting with a look at today’s state-of-the-art developments, Shara will then extrapolate how the evolution of technology will impact life in the 2030s and beyond

Shara Evans
February 13th 2020

In this mega session, delivered at the Society of Women Engineers November 2019 event in Anaheim, CA, futurist Shara Evans talks about how technology will impact jobs, security, and privacy as well as providing incredible business opportunities to commercialize these concepts into innovative new products and services. Shara will explore big picture items such as what will it mean to be human in the age of pervasive technology.

Topics covered in this speech include smart cities, future modes of transport, space travel, artificial intelligence (in its many forms), examples of jobs of the future, and the future of humanity - including brain implants, stem cell therapies, nanobots, and genetic engineering - along with the many new jobs and challenges that will emerge as we adopt these technologies.

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