Panel Presentation Session EDT01
Learning and Working Alongside AI in Everyday Life
Date Thursday, Dec 7 Time –
Are you worried about having to train your AI replacement someday? Is AI an existential threat? Should we be afraid of job losses? Can we handle data issues? This session will tackle different contentious issues and invites you to join for a provocative discussion about possibilities and limitations of AI in learning and the implications of AI for learning professionals & the future of work/employment, to make sure that you will be prepared for an AI world.
Plan B Learning, UK
Donald is an entrepreneur, CEO, Professor, speaker and blogger. He was CEO and one of the original founders of Epic Group plc, which established itself as the leading company in the UK e-learning market, floated on the Stock Market in 1996 and sold in 2005. Describing himself as ‘free from the tyranny of employment’, he now the CEO of an AI learning company WildFire, investor and Board member of PlanB learning, LearningPool and Cogbooks. He has been involved in consulting and implementing online learning in schools, FE, HE, corporate and government.
Donald has been involved in film, games, web, mobile, MOOCs, Oculus Rift and won many awards for the design and implementation of online learning. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, having delivered talks in the US, Europe, Far East, Middle East and Africa, and won several ‘Best speaker’ awards … also a regular (and controversial) blogger on online learning!
Tarek R. Besold
City, University of London, UK
Dr. Tarek R. Besold is a Lecturer in Data Science at City, University of London, conducting research at the intersection between artificial intelligence, computational creativity, and cognitive systems. He studied mathematics, computer science, and logic in Erlangen, Zaragoza, and Amsterdam, obtained a PhD from the Institute of Cognitive Science in Osnabrück, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the KRDB Research Centre of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and at the Digital Media Lab of the University of Bremen. Among others, Dr. Besold was the General Chair of the HLAI 2016 Joint Multi-Conference on Human-Level Artificial Intelligence, and founder and/or organizer of several international workshop series bridging between AI and cognitive science. He was co-editor of the books “Computational Creativity Research: Towards Creative Machines” and “Concept Invention: Foundations, Implementations, Social Aspects and Applications”, and serves in different editorial functions for the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), for Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, and for Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA).