GETS 2019 has just wrapped up, we are so excited to be able to host and meet wonderful speakers, panelists and attendees discussing the future in technology and governance.
There is no way we can fit all of the amazing panels and presentations we have seen in the past few days in just one blog post, but here is a little information on the conference in case you missed it:
Our first keynote speaker, Shelia Hayman, a documentary film maker, discussed her work on her recent film “Smart: Why Artificial Intelligence Isn’t Intelligent” and discussed that AI is not intricately in tune to the human emotions, as well as other factors that come into play. She opened up an interesting discussion and created many thought-provoking points for the audience. To see more of Hayman’s work check out her website here.
Our second keynote speaker, Rachel K. Mushahwar, the vice president of Sale and Marketing Group at Intel, discussed the constant change in technology and the need for businesses to catch up. “Do you think taxi’s predicted Uber,” she said in her speech, “Do you think hotels predicted AirbNb?” She pointed out new technology and how we adapt our lives around devices, because of that, businesses need to think one step ahead to work around any new advances that could shake their consumers away from them.
Other topics discussed included an interesting panel on Virtual and Augmented Reality with panelists from the Universal Film entertainment, Loyola Law School and Loeb& Loeb LLC discussing how VR and AR are great ways to connect with audiences. VR and AR discussions didn’t end there though, with many great solo speakers discussing the future of VR and AR technology and governance.
Other interesting topics up for discussion during the week included gene editing and the implications behind altering embryos, gene doping in sports, life extension therapy, climate engineering, cybersecurity, property rights and policymaking for the human body, and much, much more. Overall this conference covered a vast amount of topics pertinent to the new technology we are seeing introduced in today’s world.
Sad you missed this year’s conference? Stay tuned for the report series we will be doing on the panels, speakers and events from GETS 2019!
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