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The global, cross-sector conference and exhibition on
technology supported learning and training

Berlin, December 5 – 7, 2018

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Opening Plenary OEB Global 2018

Date Thursday, Dec 6  Time   –    Room Potsdam I and III

Technology is changing society. The way we live and the jobs we do will never be the same again. In twenty years, the world of work will be unlike anything we have ever known. The development of artificial intelligence will allow machines to replace workers in many industries on an unprecedented scale. Humankind will face some fundamental, existential questions. Why are we here? What are we doing? How are we different from the machines?
Education will shape our response to the immense challenge of this new age. But education and training will have to change too. So will the nature of employment. Learning will no longer be a brief phase in life. It will become a central part of our existence. In an era of constant and increasing change, we will discover a new appreciation of learning and an understanding of its place in the future. We will learn to love learning.

Chairperson

OEB speaker Donald H. Taylor

Donald H. Taylor

Chair, Learning Technologies Conference, UK

Speakers

OEB speaker Bryan Caplan

Bryan Caplan

Professor of Economics at George Mason University, EconLog Blogger and Author, USA

Locked-In: Why Fixing Education Is So Hard

OEB speaker Anita Schjøll Brede

Anita Schjøll Brede

Co-founder of Iris.ai and Faculty at SingularityU Nordic, Norway

"Can Machines Love?" and Other Musings on Being Human in the Age of Machine Intelligence

OEB speaker Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

Chief Executive of NESTA and Author, UK

Acting Now to Prepare for the World and Jobs of Tomorrow