This article was published on March 18, 2019

TNW2019 Daily: Robots!

TNW2019 Daily: Robots!
Ailsa Sherrington
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Ailsa Sherrington

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Ailsa Sherrington is a former content marketer at TNW. Ailsa Sherrington is a former content marketer at TNW.

I can’t believe there are only 52 days left until TNW Conference. It’s really fun sharing conference highlights each day – but also it makes me wish the countdown would hit zero already, because I can’t wait.

Today, I really want to talk about artificial intelligence and machine learning. I’ve mentioned in a previous TNW2019 Daily that I’m obsessed with it. Ask my siblings how often I spent talking about Battlestar Galactica growing up. I’d be embarrassed, but this fact makes me insanely cool.

Anyways, TNW2019’s Machine:Learners track will cover the fascinating topic of AI. The conversation on the future of tech has centered around machine learning lately, and there are so many unanswered questions we need to explore. I can’t wait to hear what the leading experts have to say about it at TNW Conference.

Robots are our friends

While Battlestar Galactica takes a doom and gloom approach to AI, I definitely see things in a positive light. The opportunities are endless, and I don’t think for one second that we’ll be embroiled in intergalactic warfare against machines in the future. That would be kind of cool, but it won’t happen for one single reason: robots are our friends.

We can do so many things together. They will open up a whole new world of creativity and innovation. They’ll help us be our best selves, and we will accept them as our companions in life. You don’t have to take my word for it – just listen to the experts of AI share their opinions at the Machine:Learners track. You’ll hear from Buzzfeed’s VP of Data Science, Gilad Lotan, as well as PwC’s Director of AI, Rob McCargow, and Mechanica AI’s President and co-founder, Jane Zavalishina.

They’ll discuss how we’re at an extremely pivotal point in the future of machine learning. We’ll go through the potential applications and talk about how we can ensure that we use AI ethically and sustainably. Don’t miss it, it’s going to be awesome.

Speaker spotlight: Gilad Lotan

Gilad Lotan is the Vice President of Data Science at Buzzfeed. He leads a team that’s tasked with building state of the art analytics and data products to support entertainment, news, business, and tech.

At TNW2019, Gilad will explore the future of AI and machine learning. He’s integrated this tech into his work at Buzzfeed, and I’m really curious to hear how it’s helped his team analyse data. Don’t miss his TNW2019 talk if you want to find out!

Tune in tomorrow for another TNW2019 Daily, and make sure to catch up on previous editions!

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