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FT-Cognizant Future of Work Series

Human and AI: A Collaborative Approach

New York |
Speakers include:
Richard Waters

Richard Waters

Financial Times

Overview

In recent years, Artificial intelligence (AI) has infiltrated numerous aspects of our lives.  We’ve seen this first-hand with driverless cars, the diagnosis of diseases in healthcare, translators and machine-enhanced customer service experiences – and AI is improving fast.

There are reasonable fears that AI will ultimately replace human workers throughout the economy. The concerns are understandable, work is changing due to automation and AI – but it is not going away. While AI will radically alter how work gets done and who does it, it’s largest impact will be in complementing and augmenting human capabilities – not replacing them.

The value of collaboration is infinite. The promise of intelligent technology cannot be ignored and should no longer be viewed as the subject of machine versus human. The evening discussions, held under Chatham House Rule, will bring together a select group of key stakeholders to explore how humans can most effectively augment machines, how machines can enhance what humans do best, and how to redesign business processes to support this collective approach.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 05/30/2019 18:00:0005/30/2019 20:15:00falseFT-Cognizant Future of Work Series In recent years, Artificial intelligence (AI) has infiltrated numerous aspects of our lives.  We’ve seen this first-hand with driverless cars, the diagnosis of diseases in healthcare, translators and machine-enhanced customer service experiences – and AI is improving fast.There are reasonable fears that AI will ultimately replace human workers throughout the economy. The concerns are understandable, work is changing due to automation and AI – but it is not going away. While AI will radically alter how work gets done and who does it, it’s largest impact will be in complementing and augmenting human capabilities – not replacing them.The value of collaboration is infinite. The promise of intelligent technology cannot be ignored and should no longer be viewed as the subject of machine versus human. The evening discussions, held under Chatham House Rule, will bring together a select group of key stakeholders to explore how humans can most effectively augment machines, how machines can enhance what humans do best, and how to redesign business processes to support this collective approach.FT-Cognizant-Future-of-Work-Series-8083e93239d460a67f5bf127caed1fc5MM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 30th May

  • 6:00pm
    Welcome Drinks
  • 6:30pm
    Opening Remarks

    Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times

  • 6:35pm
    Discussion Commences over Dinner

    Fostering innovation – Co working with advanced technologies
    In what ways are companies optimizing collaboration between humans and artificial intelligence? What long-term productivity gains can be expected? How can leaders select the right AI initiatives for their business to ensure effective performance in terms of speed, cost savings and revenue?

    Aligning technology investment with workforce development
    As advances in automation and AI accelerate, how is technology being used to help retain staff? How are the latest innovations helping businesses to build more effective workforce management systems? What are the trends in human-machine interface technologies enhancing productivity in the workplace?

    Future – Unlocking AI’s full potential
    AI is having a huge impact in the way businesses interact with their customers, how can we leverage the right products to nurture these relationships? What will the future AI workforce look like? What things should be considered when planning your AI roadmap?

  • 8:10pm
    Closing Remarks

    Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times 

CHAIR (1)

Richard Waters

Richard Waters

West Coast Editor
Financial Times

Richard Waters is the West Coast Managing Editor for the Financial Times. His beat covers the technology industry. Before moving to the West Coast, Mr Waters was based in the FT’s New York office for nine years. His roles there included Wall Street reporter, New York bureau chief, and the FT’s first information industries editor, overseeing global coverage of technology, telecommunications and media. Mr Waters previously worked at the FT in London where he held a number of positions, including editor of international capital markets, securities industry correspondent and accountancy and taxation correspondent. Before working for the FT, Mr Waters worked as a reporter and editor for several financial magazines. He also worked for two years at Lloyd’s Bank International. In 2004, Mr Waters was awarded Corporate Finance Reporter of the year for his coverage of Google’s IPO. He was shortlisted for the Business & Finance Reporter of the Year award at the British Press Awards in 2003 and won the award in 1992 as part of a team covering the BCCI scandal. In 1988, Mr Waters was named Accountancy Journalist of the Year.

VENUE

Gramercy Hotel
2 Lexington Ave
New York, NY
New York NY 10010, USA

United States of America

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CONTACT

Jasmine Okure
Content Manager
Financial Times