How will Artificial Intelligence change the world (and procurement)?


This is one of the key topics senior procurement leaders will explore at the PASA CPO Summit on 13th & 14th March in Sydney

In a keynote session entitled “Many fears about AI are wrong”. Professor Toby Walsh will answer key questions around artificial intelligence such as:

  • Should we be worried about progress in Artificial Intelligence?
  • Will Artificial Intelligence destroy jobs?
  • Should we fear killer robots?
  • Does Artificial Intelligence threaten our very existence?

He further explains: ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) is in the zeitgeist. Billions of dollars are being poured into the field, and spectacular advances are being announced regularly. Not surprisingly, many people are starting to worry where this will all end. The Chief Economist of the Bank of England predicted that Artificial Intelligence will destroy 50% of existing jobs. Thousands of Artificial Intelligence researchers signed an Open Letter predicting that Artificial Intelligence could transform warfare and lead to an arms race of “killer robots”. And Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others have predicted that Artificial Intelligence could end humanity itself. What should you make of all these predictions? Should you worry? Are you worrying about the right things? And what should we do now to ensure a safe and prosperous future for all?

Professor Walsh’s presentation will be one of five keynote presentations at the CPO Summit. To see the rest please click here

The rise of the machines – When and how will procurement be affected?

Attendees will also explore the topic in a round-table session where participants will discuss and come up with answers to the following questions.

Q. Why have we been slow to adopt procurement automation, are we reaching a tipping point, and when, if at all, do we see these predictions coming true?

Q. What roles are likely to disappear and what new roles/skills are going to be required?

To see the other round-table topics please click here

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