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How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the future of public health, the environment, entertainment and culture

AI is embedded in all aspects of life - financials, work, leisure, and social activities. Following this trend forward, how will AI artificial intelligence continue to impact daily life? how might its trajectory be better directed towards solving the issues and concerns of today, such as public health and the environment? Further, what is the role of data governance, and how will augmented intelligence facilitate the management of these challenges?

MIT Technology Review Arabia is pleased to invite you to its second 2021 virtual conference offering insights from global experts, entrepreneurs, researchers, and policymakers who are working to understand AI and its far-reaching implications on sustainability, health, work, entertainment and culture.

PRESENTING PARTNER

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  • Mario Vargas, EMEA Advanced Analytics' Lead (GBB - Global Black Belt's), Microsoft

EPISODE 1. AI Reshaping Public Health

COVID-19 has truly opened our eyes to the current limitations of existing policies and systems in governing and managing a pandemic. The more successful policy responses have incorporated technology to aid in monitoring public health and implementing viable solutions. What is the role of AI systems in understanding how best to respond to this crisis and how can it be leveraged to set fail-safes for the future?

Speakers:

  • Sercan O. Arik, Senior Research Scientist and Manager at Google
  • Barbara Han, Associate Professor, Disease Ecologist, Athens Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
  • Tarek Khorshed, Lead Technology Architect, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Ahmer Inam, Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer & Chief Product Strategist, Pactera Edge
  • Shaikha Al Othman, Founder, Oraxle , Innovator Under 35 Winner
  • Karim Dakki, CEO and Co-Founder, KLAIM
  • Scott Nowson Director, Digital Services , PwC
  • Ahmad Nabeel, Honorary Researcher, Imperial College London, Innovator Under 35 Winner

KNOWLEDGE PARTNER

Speaker:

  • Matthew White, Partner, Technology Consulting, PwC

EPISODE 2. AI’s impact on the environment

The debate is over, and the impact of climate change is apparent on the global stage.. AI is both part of the solution offering ways to marshal resources properly such as controlling mineral mining for optimal output and minimal damage; as well as part of the problem, with the power needed to operate AI generating a sizable footprint. How can the benefits of AI be maximized while mitigating the power drain?

Speakers:

  • Kate Saenko, Associate Professor & Director of Masters in AI, Boston University
  • Ed Mitchard, Co-founder and CTO Space Intelligence

EPISODE 3: How AI is transforming entertainment and culture

This episode examines how AI is transforming entertainment and culture and what ethical and aesthetic considerations to consider when using AI in social contexts.

Speakers:

  • Humayun Sheikh, CEO, Fetch.ai
  • Uma Jayaram, General Manager, SEED
  • Jason Bailey, Business Strategy Consultant and an International Art Curator, Founder of GreenNFTs
  • Chris Ume, Co-Founder, Metaphysical

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