Will AI Augment or Destroy Humanity?
Saturday, March 12
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
The era of the assistant that began with Siri has dominated the way people interact with mobile devices, computers, cars, wearables and appliances.
But the next paradigm in AI will do more than just change how we interact with computers; it will fundamentally change technology, acting as a new web fabric that orchestrates the world of information and services as we know it. In next paradigm, you’ll find yourself in a place where services don’t need to be discovered by an app store or search engine. Humans and machines will work together. This panel seeks to explain what’s possible today with AI, where we’re headed, and what implications AI will have on business and culture.
Co-founder & CEO
Dag Kittlaus is the co-founder and CEO of Viv, the global brain. Prior, he founded Siri (acquired by Apple in 2010), the world's first virtual personal assistant, as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at...Show the rest
Dag Kittlaus is the co-founder and CEO of Viv, the global brain. Prior, he founded Siri (acquired by Apple in 2010), the world's first virtual personal assistant, as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at SRI.
A serial innovator and consumer wireless internet veteran of 10 years in Scandinavia and the US, Dag is working on creating his fourth consecutive mobile internet product. Dag has held leadership roles as VP of Consumer Internet Services at Scandinavian telecom giant Telenor Mobile, and several consumer product groups at Motorola including GM of xProducts and founder and GM of Motorola's Interactive Media Group. He conceived and launched Screen3, a breakthrough consumer mobile application currently used by millions of users and adopted by Cingular, China Mobile, and Telefonica.Hide the rest
Steven Levy is the editor in chief of Backchannel, a hub for tech writing on Medium. He is the former senior staff writer for Wired, the former chief technology correspondent for Newsweek and the a...Show the rest
Steven Levy is the editor in chief of Backchannel, a hub for tech writing on Medium. He is the former senior staff writer for Wired, the former chief technology correspondent for Newsweek and the author of seven books. The Washington Post describes him as “American's premier technology journalist . . . a Silicon Valley insider who writes for the rest of us on the outside.”
His most recent book, In The Plex: How Google Thinks Works and Shapes Our Lives has been a New York Times bestseller and is heralded as the definitive word on the search giant. It was chosen by Amazon.com as the Best Business Book of 2011. His first book Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, is the computer history classic which was named by the readers of PC Magazineas the best sci-tech book of the last 20 years. A recipient of numerous awards, Levy has written for many publications including the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Rolling Stone, the New Yorker, and Esquire.Hide the rest