Featured Session: Dichotomies: Visions of Technology’s Role in Divergent Futures

Mar 10, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Spatial computing can enable us to connect across cultures and continents like never before, or it could isolate us further into our chosen silos. Generative AI can help us discover medical breakthroughs in record pace, or sow misinformation and political turmoil.

With the advent of life-changing technology like AI and spatial computing comes both allure and concern. It can be hard to see the possibilities these technologies will create from one vantage point, and easy to focus on just one potential outcome. In this session, Deloitte Consulting’s Chief Futurist Mike Bechtel will take the audience on a journey with two paths, each with stories about how next-gen tech can both help and hinder our progress towards a more digitally connected society. Listeners will be able to picture how their lives may change in the coming years and better prepare for the ethical considerations as both designers and consumers of a technologically-driven life.

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

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Mike Bechtel


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Video On Demand for this event began on Thursday, March 28th 2024 at 10:00am CT.

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