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The Undercurrents that link Technology and Society’s Future

The Undercurrents that link Technology and Society’s Future

The undercurrents that link technology and society’s future

By Jay Morgan  
 
One of the things you pick up on fairly quickly at SX Interactive are the undercurrents. Even though there are over 1,000 different talks sessions throughout the week common themes start to emerge. A universal thought if you will that connects all the speakers and the delegates.
 
While last year’s trends highlighted the commoditization of artificial intelligence (AI) it was merely an introduction. This year almost every track from every sector is discussing the effect AI will have on the world.
Health, automotive, transportation, education and government are all talking about the impact of AI. The commentary on these talks is running the gauntlet.
 
One end is heralding the golden age of automation and the benefits to humanity, while the other has been expounding cautionary warnings about the need for oversight and governance of this new technology. Seems like a common history on the uptake of many new technologies - when we sense the immense power of a new technology we are both giddy with the possibilities and terrified at the same time.
 
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