A Global Pandemic and the Evolution of Artificial IntelligenceVIEW EVENT DETAILS
A Collaboration with EY, part of The Business Council Program Series at Asia Society
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The world will never be the same. In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, governments and people continue to struggle with the impacts. As we strive to get back to some form of normalcy post-COVID, artificial intelligence continues to develop at a speedy pace. Much of everyday life now includes contact-less food delivery, paying for goods and services through a digital platform, ordering transportation through an app on a phone and using today’s most well-known video conferencing tools to conduct business meetings or to connect with family and friends. Companies are increasing their investments in artificial intelligence to improve efficiencies. And both companies and governments are collecting a lot of personal data.
With increased dependence on the use of technology, how much consumer data is really being collected, by whom and for what purpose? Is this something to encourage or be concerned about? And what does this mean for the future of artificial intelligence and the global community?
Please join us for a timely and special conversation featuring Ernestine Fu, Partner at Alsop Louie Partners, Professor Philip Howard, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Navrina Singh, Co-Founder of Credo AI and Jeff Wong, Global Chief Innovation Officer at EY. This program will be moderated with Q&A from viewers by Seth Colaner, Editorial Director for VentureBeat.
SETH COLANER is the Editorial Director for VentureBeat. He’s written and edited thousands of articles around emerging and transformative technologies, covering with nearly every corner of the computing world, including PC components, the cloud, smartphones, mechanical keyboards, VR, and beyond.
ERNESTINE FU is an investor, educator, and author. She has been an investor at Alsop Louie Partners since 2011, an early-stage venture fund focused on cybersecurity, big data, and hard science companies. As an adjunct professor at Stanford University, she teaches courses on emerging technologies and how the next wave of technological innovation will affect our societies. She is the author of two books and several articles, including "Civic Work, Civic Lessons," written with former Stanford Law School Dean Tom Ehrlich and focused on civic engagement with active participation in the moral and civic dimensions of issues. She received her BS, MS, MBA, and PhD from Stanford University. (Asia 21 Young Leader, Class of 2018)
PHIL HOWARD is a professor and writer. He teaches at the University of Oxford and directs the Oxford Internet Institute. He writes about information politics and international affairs, and he is the author of ten books, including The Managed Citizen, Pax Technica, and Computational Propaganda. He has won multiple best book awards, and his research and commentary writing has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and many international media outlets. Foreign Policy magazine named him a “Global Thinker” for 2018 and the National Democratic Institute awarded him their “Democracy Prize” for pioneering the social science of fake news. He has testified before the US Senate, UK House of Parliament, and European Commission on the causes and consequences of fake news and misinformation. His latest book is Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives. He blogs at www.philhoward.org and tweets from @pnhoward.
NAVRINA SINGH is the Co-Founder of Credo AI, an AI Fund company focused on auditing and governing Machine Learning. She is the former Director of Product Development for Artificial Intelligence at Microsoft. Throughout her career she has focused on many aspects of business including start up ecosystems, diversity and inclusion, development of frontier technologies and products. She holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison & a MBA from University of Southern California.
JEFF WONG is the Global Chief Innovation Officer of EY, one of the largest professional services organizations in the world, which has almost 300,000 people serving clients in more than 150 countries. Jeff works across the entire organization to help identify, share and scale leading ideas. He leads the Global Innovation team, challenging everything from the way EY operates internally to how it provides services to its clients. Part of the Global Innovation team’s remit is to research and explore new technologies to transform the EY business. In this role, Jeff brings deep experience working in technology in Silicon Valley and across strategy, investing and building new ventures globally. Throughout his career, he has built new businesses across various concepts, including local commerce, B2B exchanges, services, mobile and big data at Boston Consulting Group, JAFCO America Ventures, J.P. Morgan Partners and eBay. Jeff sits on the Oxford Foundry Board of the University of Oxford and the Advisory Board of AI4All. He is a member on the Business Council of the Asia Society, helping drive the innovation and transformation agenda. He is also a fellow of the 2019 class of the Aspen Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Jeff has an AB in Economics, master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management and an MBA from Stanford University.
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