Innovation Summit - Building the intelligent company
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Innovation Summit 2018: Building the intelligent company will gather innovators and entrepreneurs, policymakers, business leaders, scientists and futurists for frank and forward-looking discussions about how (and why) to build companies that harness the potential of AI.

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When: 06/09/2018
Where: JW Marriott Hong Kong
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway
Hong Kong

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About the summit

Talk of the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) has become inescapable, resonating in venues from water coolers and classrooms to boardrooms and arenas. Beyond the commotion, though, what value could artificial intelligence bring—to businesses, societies and economies—and what are the dangers? Investors are pouring billions into AI start-ups to see what boundaries the technology can push, and to explore the commercial opportunities that could follow. Using AI to automate tasks and functions could increase efficiency and unlock new markets as machines get better at crunching large amounts of data. It may not be long before AI systems drive your car, trade your stocks, educate your children and run your company. At the same time, regulators and policymakers are scurrying to determine what level of freedom they should permit in the development of AI, and at what cost to jobs, traditional industries and social order that freedom will come. America and China, the two global leaders in AI, could be on the cusp of a new cold war as each escalates its research efforts—and not necessarily to good ends. If visionary tech leaders such as Bill Gates and Elon Musk are to be believed, the world should be wary of the threat fully intelligent technology could pose. Where is AI poised to make the biggest impact? Can it create significant value, or will it undermine existing business models and place jobs at risk? And what will the future look like in the presence of true artificial intelligence? The Economist Events’ Innovation Summit will gather innovators and entrepreneurs, policymakers, business leaders, scientists and futurists for frank and forward-looking discussions about how (and why) to build companies that harness the potential of AI.