Featured Session: How AI and the Metaverse will Shape Society

Mar 12, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Recording: Featured Session: How AI and the Metaverse will Shape Society, Mar 12, 2023

Generative AI is digitizing skillsets, making them programmable and upgradeable. As a result, a new class of Generalists will dominate the era of generative AI. As expertise and experience are no longer needed to perform with proficiency in new fields, those with a breadth of experience and passionate curiosity will rise to the top. With AI, individual creators can become armies of one. 

This will flip the corporate world on its head and is already disrupting training and education. Socratic learning with ChatGPT and performing surgery in VR are just the beginning. The combination of AI and Extended reality will bring about the return of the apprenticeship, where our teachers are machines. 

Even our relationships will change. In a time where our behaviors are guided by algorithms, and humans become more machine-like, machines are becoming more human. AI companions provoke emotions and elicit feelings of romance, while children are less concerned with whether their friends are real or synthetic. 

This isn't the future. This is happening today. We’ll explore what these trends mean now and for the decades to come. 

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Ian Beacraft

Signal And Cipher

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