“The impacts of AI are going to be profound and they are happening faster than most people expect.” That’s one main precept of Stephen Ibaraki’s message. He’s fueling a worldwide conversation about the future of AI, blockchain, cloning and global connectivity. When Ibaraki talks about tech, anywhere in the world, people listen. He’s a venture capitalist and futurist who founded the UN ITU AI for Good Global Summit. It’s a dignitary-attended symposium that includes 37 UN agencies, has reached over 2 billion people in the media, and features industry leaders, like Microsoft, as keynote speakers. Its goals include bringing the internet to the least developed societies and narrowing the gap in tech literacy that’s leaving women and other groups behind. Ibaraki is an expert’s expert whose extensive pedigree includes 18 Microsoft Global awards. AI already surrounds us, he says, from email tracking bots to computers in your car. Ibaraki has a bionic chip embedded with AI on his phone that can perform 5 trillion operations per second. He’s a firm believer in augmenting humans with AI. Other trends that are advancing, he says, include AI machine learning, blockchain, technology to counter security threats, and 5G networks. He believes businesses should get on board the speeding bullet train of tech innovations. He predicts a huge investment in everything from machine learning to augmented reality. As for the Orwellian nightmare of lost jobs and dehumanization that is spinning around AI, Ibaraki predicts the opposite. Research shows a net gain of millions of jobs in the coming years, he says. There will be new roles for people as tech specialists and “human/machine interaction” designers. We’ll soon see AI “spread everywhere,” he predicts. “And it will help us to live better lives.”
The post covid recovery is digital and green according to both the Danish Government as well as the leading industrial confederations of the country. VL’s initiative & Summit 2021: ‘Digital Reshaping’ is the recipe of getting started.
Thursday, 6th May 2021
Digitalisation is gradually reshaping our society, our business, the public sector, our work-life and our private life. Digitalisation is happening everywhere and influences business models, work processes, product development, creativity, jobs and not least competitiveness.
The digital agenda is critical to the economic recovery after covid and crucial to achieve a green and more sustainable society. Therefore, we must embrace digitalisation, rethink and create the best conditions for the new technologies and thereby create value for people, business and society.
Transformation takes courage. We will be living in a world of continuous and drastic movement. Where markets and business rapidly change. Where new consumer behaviour and new competitors appear unexpectedly. Strong confidence, and a strong personal leadership, resilience and a clear purpose is required to navigate in this new reality.
The program of the virtual Summit 2021 is a strong combination of international keynote sessions and round table deep dives:
◦ Future of Work – What will the future of work look like?
◦ Digital Leadership – When the CEO is also Head of Digital
◦ Digital Business Models – When the value chain suddenly changes.
◦ Green Technology – When green transition and digitalisation are intertwined.
The post covid recovery is digital and green according to both the Danish Government as well as the leading industrial confederations of the country. VL’s initiative and Summit 2021: ‘Digital Reshaping’ is the recipe of getting started.
The virtual Summit 2021 will be set up via Microsoft Teams. Participation is free of charge and for VL-members and specially invited guests only.
"If we want to look into the future, we have to listen more to the entrepreneurs and scientists who are shaping it."
Astrid Simonsen Joos
Philipp J.H. Schröder
Sahra Josephine Hjorth - VL24
Clement Behrendt Kjersgaard