Sept-2018: Members’ Business Briefing with Dr Jacques Ludik on AI & the 4th Industrial Revolution

Event date: 20 September 2018

We had our Members’ September Business Briefing with Dr Jacques Ludik on Thu 20 Sept with members dressed for summer and relaxing at the beautiful Inanda Club.

Jacques is a smart technology entrepreneur, AI expert, investor & ecosystem builder.
He spoke on the topic: ‘Is Business in South Africa ready for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Fourth Industrial Revolution’?

Not too sure what all of this really means? Neither were we, but we’ve come back the wiser. Digital Fabrication Technology is now interacting with the biological world. And in the face of widespread fear that AI and technology could further dehumanise society and business, Dr Ludik explained how it can also be used to create a more human centric world. The outcome will depend on how it is managed going forward. Paul Kagame, Rwandan President put it this way: “Technology can create a world that is more human centric. The opportunity to raise quality of life is the greatest business opportunity that there is”. Will South African business grasp and capitalise on this opportunity?

A heartfelt thanks to LEX Africa and Virgin Atlantic who kindly sponsored the evening and gave us a few snippets of news and information about their respective companies!

 

Location: Inanda Club, Inanda, Sandton, South Africa

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