A.I. everywhere: How digital assistants will transform our lives

05 Jun 2018

Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

About the event

Digital assistants have the potential to be the bridge between smart homes, smart cars, smartphones, PCs, wearables and other devices that we use in our personal and professional lives. They could make our lives better organised, and our devices and services much easier to use. What are the promises and challenges of this brave new world of intelligence augmentation?

Swiss Re, the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI), and IBM Research which are at the forefront of artificial intelligence research, development and prediction, have joined forces to approach the topic from different points of view at this conference on digital assistants:

•    Business: Swiss Re illustrates the potential impact of digital assistants on the financial services sector.
•    Society: GDI, one of Switzerland’s leading think tanks for economics, society and consumption maps future concepts and ideas for uses of digital assistants.
•    Technology and innovation: As a pioneer in advancing artificial intelligence for business use, IBM Research explains the principles behind the technology and shows how domains such as the supply chain, Internet of Things and healthcare are poised for dramatic change.

Join us at "A.I. everywhere: How digital assistants will transform our lives" on 5 June 2018 at the Centre for Global Dialogue in Rüschlikon, outside of Zurich. The conference will connect networks of artificial intelligence research and practice with thought leaders and decision makers from society, business and government.

 

Agenda

 

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

08.00

Welcome coffee and registration

 

Setting the scene
How digital assistants will transform our lives

08.30

Welcome
Florian Inhauser, Moderator, Swiss Radio and Television SRF

08.35

Panel discussion with
Rainer Baumann, Head Group Digital & Information Service,
Swiss Re
David Bosshart, CEO, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
Alessandro Curioni, Vice President Europe and Director, IBM Research Zurich

09.05

Opening keynote address
Speaker to be announced in April

09.35

Multimodal interfaces
Karen Kaushansky, Experience Design Leader, Robot Futures Consulting GmbH

09.55

How A.I. assistants will transform your business
Gabi Zodik, Director, CTO and Head of Development for Watson Assistant Solutions

10.15

Break


What are digital assistants and how do they work?
Meet your future best friend

10.45

Voice enable all the things
Dave Isbitski, Chief Evangelist Alexa and Echo, Amazon

11.00

Embracing the voice revolution
Lucia Terrenghi, User Experience Designer, Google

11.15

Q&A
Conversation with speakers

11.30

How the automotive industry utilises digital labor to transform the customer experience in the era of A.I.
Alex Dogariu, Manager Customer Management Strategy & A.I. Lead, Mercedes-Benz Consulting

11.45

Are friends electric? Robots, chatbots, digital assistants and personality
Wally Brill, Senior Conversation Design Advocat, Google

12.00

A.I. up close and personal: How your digital assistant understands your emotions and prevents your next heart attack
Yuval Mor, CEO, Beyond Verbal

12.15

Q&A
Conversation with speakers

12.30

Lunch

 

How digital assistants are implemented in business today
Truly delivering bottom line impact or just another hype?

13.45

Parallel breakout sessions (continuously updated)

Swiss Re

Donna Peeples, Chief Customer Officer, Pypestream

Jeffrey McGregor, CEO, Truepic

David Vanek, CEO and Co-Founder, Anorak

GDI

The future of AI arrives in many shapes and forms. “Smartness” is not a single dimension. There are many modes of cognition, bundled in different systems. Some smart assistants will understand emotions, some will act autonomously, alone or together in a swarm of other intelligent agents. In this breakout session, we will discuss how emotional and autonomous AIs work and how we will interact with, control and educate them.

Karin Frick, Head of Think Tank and Member of the Executive Board, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

Marius Stein, Software Engineer, happimeter.org, MIT; Project Technical Lead, mycargorates.de

Pegor Papazian, CEO and Founder, Bazillion Beings

Jakub Samochowiec, Senior Researcher, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

IBM

A.I. assistants are already being used across many industries and in different forms. However, there exists tremendous untapped potential that is the subject of ongoing research. This session gives you a flavor of existing business applications and a taste of the future that is being shaped in our research labs. Our goal is to augment human intelligence and design a partnership between man and machine in a way that becomes essential for your organisation’s mission. We will also talk about how A.I. is changing the future of work and about our ethical framework for the future development of A.I. systems.

Speakers to be added shortly
 

15.00

Break

 

An outlook
When man and machine start to merge

15.15

Artificial Angel of Death or Bodhisattva-AI? Practical and ethical implications of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)
Thomas Metzinger, German philosopher and Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

15.45

The next frontier: When thoughts control machines
Claude Clément, Chief Technology Officer, Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering

16.15

The renaissance of our species
Neil Harbisson, Cyborg and Transpecies Activist

16.45

Conclusion
Rainer Baumann, Head Group Digital & Information Service,
Swiss Re  

16.50

Networking reception

18.00

End of event


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General information

Conference

A.I. everywhere: How digital assistants will transform our lives

Date

5 June 2018

Venue

Centre for Global Dialogue
Gheistrasse 37
8803 Rüschlikon
Switzerland
Telephone +41 43 285 8100

Conference language

English

Conference fee

There is no fee to attend this conference.

Target audience

Strategy, IT, risk management and product development professionals from insurance, technology and healthcare companies, academics, and representatives from municipal, state and federal government.

Registration

Participation is by invitation only. Please refer to the separate registration tab.

Dress code

Business casual

Hotel Accommodation

Please refer to the separate accommodation tab.

Transportation to and from the Centre

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Airport transfers will be the responsibility of the participants. Click here for travel directions to the Centre.

Meals and refreshments

Lunch, as well as coffee and refreshments will be served. If you have a special meal or dietary requirement, please note it on the registration form.

Cancellation

For cancellation, please contact Flavio_Caspar@swissre.com or +41 43 285 8846.

Disclaimer

This event may be photographed, videotaped, filmed and/or recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a video of the event in which you may appear may be posted and made available on Swiss Re's and the Swiss Re Institute's internal and external websites and in printed materials.

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Registration / Accommodation

Registration

Participation is by invitation only.The event targets strategy, IT, risk management and product development professionals from insurance, technology and healthcare companies, academics, and representatives from municipal, state and federal government. For questions about the invitation process and the programme, please contact Andreas_Obrist@swissre.com.

Hotel accommodation at the Centre for Global Dialogue

A limited number of rooms are available at the Centre for Global Dialogue. The rate per night including breakfast is CHF 300.

In order to reserve a hotel room, we kindly ask you to send us an email to FrontOffice_Rueschlikon@swissre.com indicating your arrival and departure dates.

Hotel accommodation at Hotel Belvoir

Swiss Re also reserved a number of rooms at Hotel Belvoir. Please book your accommodation directly through the hotel mentioning the event code "A.I. everywhere". The special rate is CHF 240 per night/ room excluding breakfast and taxes.

Hotel Belvoir
Säumerstrasse 37
CH-8803 Rüschlikon
Phone: +41 44 723 83 83
E-mail: info@hotel-belvoir.ch
Website: www.hotel-belvoir.ch