Events & Professional Development Calendar

13
December
2018

Calgary Branch Luncheon: Prepare for a Future with Artificial Intelligence

11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Register by December 9, 2018

It is becoming difficult to keep up with the exciting and sometimes alarming technology news that emerges every day: from AI-generated video making it impossible to tell real from fake, to bots controlling conversations on social media. Somewhere... humans are trying to figure out what’s left for them to do.

When the atomic bomb was developed in World War II, political leaders were able to control who had access to the means and development of that new and powerful piece of technology. Today, government cannot control the proliferation of new tech. The pace of change is simply too fast for legislative, regulatory, and educational systems to keep up. If we cannot look to our political leaders to set the the codes of conduct for new technologies, then who will? In the next few decades, we will need to develop a new relationship between humans and machines.

This talk will discuss some of the ways we can benefit from those changes, the perils if we don’t adapt, and what all this will demand of us.

About the Presenter

Robin Winsor is a highly influential visionary and executive in the technology field, who is known for being both a playful and provocative agent of change. Over the course of his extraordinary career, Robin invented the world’s first direct digital x-ray imaging device, and has led a not-for-profit technology accelerator to become one of Canada’s most vocal champions for the digitally disadvantaged.

Robin joined Cybera, a not-for-profit operator of Alberta’s Research and Education Network, as President and CEO in 2010. Under his leadership, the company’s mandate has expanded to provide digital services to Alberta’s K-12, First Nations, and public sectors. Cybera is now widely credited for overseeing the continuous development of Alberta’s cyber-infrastructure, while advocating on a national and international stage for improvements to the availability and accessibility of technology for all Canadians.

Robin is widely sought after as a speaker on the future of technology. He is a past recipient of a Manning Innovation Award, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding service to Canada.

Where

Fairmont Palliser

133 9 Ave SW

Calgary, AB T2P 2M3

Date

December 13, 2018

Time

11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Registration: 11:15 a.m.

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.

Presentation: 12:15 p.m.

Speaker

Robin Winsor

President and CEO

Cybera

Cost

Member: $50

Non-Member: $60

Students: $25

APEGA Student Advantage Program: $15

Registration Deadline

December 9, 2018

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