The business impact of artificial intelligence and robotics
CFO and CEO Executive Edge Session - May 13 and 14, Rotterdam
"If you worry that the robots are coming, don't. Because
they are already here"
- Neil Jacobstein, Singularity University
Artificial intelligence and robotics: it may sound futuristic.
But it's very real and very much now. Media are already reporting
that robots will replace jobs: work is definitely going to change.
The future of artificial intelligence is in our hands and more real
than ever. Therefore it is important to understand what artificial
intelligence is all about and how to gear your business to benefit
in the near term. Our goal is to inspire CEOs to be one of the
first to change not only their business, but also the
innovation potential of our region.
Chinese company Hon Hai intends to replace 500,000 employees
with robots over the next three years. Google bought eight robotic
firms and Facebook has its own 'Artificial Intelligence Lab'. It's
not the question whether your company will be facing these kinds of
developments. The question is: how will you embrace them?
On May 14, we will welcome a select group of Dutch CEO's to our
next Executive Edge session in Rotterdam, to discuss the business
impact of artificial intelligence and robotics. Our partner
Singularity University will co-organize the session. On May 13, the
guests of our CFO Dinner will discuss the same topic.
For these exclusive sessions we will fly in two keynote speakers
from the United States: Dan Barry, former
NASA astronaut, famous veteran of three space flights and founder
of robotics companies, and Neil
Jacobstein, chairman of the Artificial Intelligence and
Robotics Track at Singularity University.
Neil Jacobstein predicts that artificial intelligence
will overtake human intelligence in the mid-2020s. He has
worked on many artificial intelligence projects for NASA, the
U.S. army, GM, Ford, Boeing and others. He will share and discuss
with you the exponential growth of developments in the areas of
artificial intelligence and robotics.
Dan Barry is a former NASA astronaut and a
veteran of three space flights, four spacewalks and two trips to
the International Space Station. He started his own company, Denbar
Robotics, that creates robotic assistants for home and commercial
use. He also co-founded 9th Sense, a company that sells
Experience the Executive Edge session
Watch an impression of the previous Executive Edge session,
featuring keynote speakers Peter Diamandis and John Hagel:
For more information, please contact Wassili Bertoen, Director
of the Center for the Edge Europe, at +31 (0)6 21 27 22