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Artificial Intelligence - Potential or Peril?

The era of Artificial Intelligence is now upon us.
 
AI involves harnessing the explosion of digital data, ubiquitous computing power and advanced software algorithms to enable more natural interactions between people and machines. Put simply, in future, computers will be able to perform tasks that were previously considered the exclusive domain of humans – they will be able to see, hear, talk, translate, learn and reason. Ultimately, this will complement human decision-making, accelerate productivity and amplify our natural ingenuity.
 
AI offers incredible opportunities to drive global economic and social progress. It has the potential to transform every business, improve every life and solve some of society’s most fundamental – and toughest - challenges.
 
At the same time, the road to a future powered by a partnership between intelligent machines and people will, sometimes, be a challenging one. There will be complex questions and broad societal concerns that we will need to address, including the ethical usage of AI, trust and privacy and its overall impact on people and jobs. 
 
In this session, experts from the AI industry discussed the opportunities and challenges of this next milestone in human endeavor.
 
 

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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

 
 
Professor Nick Jennings CB, FREng is Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) at Imperial College and an internationally-recognized authority in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, cybersecurity and agent-based computing.
 
He is responsible for promoting, supporting and facilitating the College's research performance and for leading on the delivery of the Research Strategy. Nick also holds a chair in Artificial Intelligence in the Departments of Computing and Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
 
Before joining Imperial, Nick was the Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton and the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor for National Security
 
 
Darren Hubert is Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Services APAC, based in Singapore.  In his role, Darren works alongside Microsoft customers and partners to help envision and drive positive business outcomes that leverage Microsoft technologies and cloud services. Prior to joining the APAC team, Darren served as Lead Architect for Microsoft’s business solutions division in the US.  He has spent the majority of his career working with a variety of Enterprises across numerous industries and as they planned and implemented critical systems based on Microsoft platforms and solutions. Darren is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and industry events where he often recounts his exploits, pitfalls, and musings deploying Enterprise solutions.
 
 
Dileep Rangan leads the implementation of Watson solutions in ASEAN, Korea and Japan. He has been with IBM since 1997 and has been with IBM Watson since Dec 2015. Prior to joining Watson he lead a complex business transformation procurement services account for a global FMCG, responsible for Asia, Africa and the Middle-East.  He has lead procurement teams in Canada, Thailand, India and Singapore directly supporting growth in services business lines and driving value through 3rd party relationships. Dileep started his career in law with his own practice and started in IBM providing legal support for procurement in matters in Canada and for global software procurement teams.  Dileep has been based in Singapore since 2005.
 
 
Laurence is the Director for AI Industry Innovation at AISingapore, and is driving the adoption of AI by the Singapore ecosystem through the 100 Experiments and AI Appreniceship programmes and various outreach activities.
 
A serial technoprenuer, Laurence have had several successful exits, the latest being Revolution Analytics where he was the General Manager for Asia Pacific. He was responsible for Revolution's business in Asia and its Centre of Excellence for Analytics in Singapore in partnership with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). He also conceptualized and ran Revolution's development team responsible for putting Revolution R in the Cloud. Revolution was acquired by Microsoft in 2015.
 
Laurence graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with First Class Honours in Engineering, and holds a Masters in Knowledge Engineering from NUS.
Speakers (s):

Professor Nick Jennings - Chair in Artificial Intelligence, Imperial College, London

 

Darren Hubert - Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Asia Pacific

 

Dileep Rangan - Programme Director, IBM Watson

 

Laurence Liew - Director,  AI Industry Innovation, AI Singapore

Date:
Tue, April 03, 2018
Time:
07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Venue:
Grand Hyatt Hotel
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Speaker (s):

Professor Nick Jennings - Chair in Artificial Intelligence, Imperial College, London

 

Darren Hubert - Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Asia Pacific

 

Dileep Rangan - Programme Director, IBM Watson

 

Laurence Liew - Director,  AI Industry Innovation, AI Singapore

Date:
Tue, April 03, 2018
Time:
07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Venue:
Grand Hyatt Hotel

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