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Wednesday, October 5 • 11:05am - 12:00pm
Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence

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From Westinghouse’s introduction of Elektro and Sparko at the 1939 World Fair, to the development of the Turing Test in 1950, to IBM’s Watson defeating Jeopardy contestants in 2010, artificial intelligence has come a long way in a short amount of time. What are the impending social impacts of artificial intelligence moving forward? Find out from our expert panelists, where it is going and how it can change our daily interactions.


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Keith Davidson

Keith spent the first decade of his life dreaming of being an astronaut and the following decade working towards that goal. When puberty decided that he was over the "you must be under this height to ride" Space Shuttle height limit, that didn't quite pan out. The closest he came to space was a simulated Mars landscape high in the Canadian Arctic, where he spent his summers working on a project for The Canadian Space Agency and NASA.   But... Read More →
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Tim Paydos

Tim first joined IBM in 1995 as an industry solutions consultant. He came to the company after graduating from Harvard University, where he studied international relations and became obsessed with deterrence theory and nuclear war-gaming. He has spent 18 years at IBM, though not contiguously—he left briefly in 1999 to try his hand at a startup, catching the dotcom implosion at just the right time before rejoining the mother ship three years... Read More →
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Scott Penberthy

Scott is PwC's resident futurist, advising boards of directors, c-suite executives, and leadership teams around the world on technology. Scott focuses exclusively on existential threats and opportunities, then strategies to win. Scott is also the mastermind behind PwC Now, an emergent AI that drives information to partners much like Amazon's Echo, Apple's Siri and Google Now. Previously, Scott led PwC's foray into public cloud computing in... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 11:05am - 12:00pm
Saanich Room