The Economist Event’ Innovation Summit 2018

When:
September 20, 2018 all-day UTC Timezone
2018-09-20T00:00:00+01:00
2018-09-21T00:00:00+01:00
Where:
etc. venues Fenchurch Station
8 Fenchurch Pl
London EC3M 4PB
UK

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have become one of the hottest topics in business. An army of startups has been funded to pursue the commercial opportunities, whilst the bosses of big companies increasingly look to implement AI strategies at scale. This has encouraged hopes of massive efficiency gains as machines learn to get ever better in their crunching of increasing volumes of data to understand what works. Yet at the same time, there have also been darker predictions, from machines taking all the jobs once done by humans (Bill Gates even wants to tax robots to slow down this shift) to possible existential threats to humanity.

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