Our Takes from #CES2018
As #CES2018 comes to a close today, we are reminded how quickly our world is advancing. Companies are developing and implementing innovative technologies and designs that even 5 years ago never would have seemed possible. Innovators and Artificial Intelligence experts are leading the way with their new ideas, inventions, IoT, and electronics. Just a few we noticed that had our minds blown included Buddy the companion robot, an electric flying taxi, and even voice activated toilets (what?!)
As robots and artificial intelligence become more and more a part of everyday life, companies and individuals are consistently trying to remain on top of the trends and at the forefront of their own industry’s technological advancements.
Artificial Intelligence Speakers are experts at exploring this technology that computer systems are able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. If you are interested in hearing from an expert that can not only share their thoughts on the latest AI to come out of #CES2018, but also help push your company to the next level with cutting-edge technologies, check out our list of top 10 Artificial Intelligence (AI) speakers.
Before starting Siri, and consequently changing the way we communicate with our smart devices, Adam Cheyer was a Program Director in SRI’s Artificial Intelligence Center, where he served as Chief Architect of the CALO/PAL project, an ambitious effort to create a next-generation personal cognitive assistant that learns and self-improves “in the wild” (e.g. with no code changes). Cheyer’s team was responsible for integrating state-of-the-art AI technologies from 25 research institutions, universities, and commercial companies, into a functioning system that can provide user value and pass a set of yearly SAT-like tests.
Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, a non-profit focused on designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Diamandis is also an international leader in the commercial space arena, having founded and run many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector. His personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!”
Working to expand the human possibilities of technology, Mick Ebeling was named one of Wired magazine’s 2015 “Make Tech Human” thought leaders. In 2014, he was awarded the Muhammed Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and named one of Ad Age’s ‘Top 50 Most Creative People.” Ebeling is a film/television/commercial producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, entrepreneur and public speaker.
Award winning Roboticist, Filmmaker, and UC Berkeley Engineering Professor Ken Goldberg is a popular public speaker who combines compelling images and videos in dynamic presentations on emerging Artificial Intelligence and Robotics technologies, sharing insights about what isn’t new, what is new, and how we can prepare for the future. Ken Goldberg is a pioneer in technology and visual expression, bridging the “Two Cultures” of Art and Science.
Voted a thought leader ‘making digital Britain tick’, Shivvy Jervis is a multi-award winning futurist, advisor and presenter on the digital economy. She makes it her mission to uncover the most groundbreaking innovation that will transform our realities. Shivvy is well known as the former creator and presenter of online video series Digital Futures which recently concluded and attracted an 11 million+ global viewership. It featured insightful debate and dialogue on emerging tech with industry pioneers and new founders alike. She also produced and fronted The Trailblazers – showcasing the next wave of digital pioneers – which averaged a 200,000+ audience per episode. Shivvy Jervis demystifies some of the most complex technological concepts that will radically reshape sectors, industries and ultimately our day-to-day lives. She champions the notion of ‘tech-for-good’ and the role of digital as a catalyst and driver of meaningful value.
During the past two decades, Tom Koulopoulos’ works have introduced core industry concepts, frameworks and vernacular such as Innovation Zones, Smartsourcing, Single Point of Access, Touch Points, Digital Control Rooms, Business Operating Systems and Corporate IQ, that are widely used today in describing the impact of technology on business. Koulopoulos is President and Founder of Delphi Group, a Boston-based think tank and advisory firm. Delphi was founded in 1989 and has served nearly 20,000 clients across all industries, federal and state government agencies around the world.
Daniel Sieberg is co-founder and head of journalism operations for Civil, which is a cutting-edge new startup that couples decentralized news content with the blockchain architecture and cryptocurrency. Sieberg was previously co-founder of the News Lab at Google and a senior marketing executive there for six years; he also served often as official Google spokesperson. Prior to joining Google in 2011, Sieberg was an award-winning technology correspondent and anchor/analyst for CNN, CBS News, ABC News, BBC News and MSNBC dating back to 2000. He also worked as a business and civics reporter for the Vancouver Sun and wrote his first book, The Digital Diet, about a healthy approach to consuming technology.
As the Swedish-Australian founder of Thinkque, Anders Sorman-Nilsson (LLB MBA) has become a valued strategist to Fortune 500s and ASX leaders, converting provocative questions into proactive, predictive strategies. A global thought leader since 2005, Anders works across four continents as a speaker, futurist and author. Anders is an active member of TEDGlobal and recently keynoted at TEDx, he has also served on the prestigious Million Dollar Roundtable roster. His presentations are meticulously researched, highly energetic and always fascinating with content tailored to the audience.
Vivek Wadhwa has become a globally respected voice in advancing technologies and innovation. Vivek’s background is impressive — an Entrepreneur, Academic, Author, Keynote Speaker wrapped into a wonderfully vibrant and charismatic package. His research is focused on the critical advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, computing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, medicine, and nanomaterials, and how these advances are creating disruptive changes for companies, industries, governments and the culture at large.
Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing business for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in this era of disruptive technological change. Mike’s clients include many of the global Fortune 500, and as a sought-after keynote speaker he regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons alike. Mike previously founded Jupiter Research in Australia, and has also held senior strategy roles at News Corporation in the Asia Pacific Region. He is currently a board member and strategic investor in the North Alliance, Scandinavia’s leading digital marketing group. Mike’s best-selling book FUTURETAINMENT, published by Phaidon was the winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York.