Beyond AI – what next for human empathy?
As artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated, enabling machines to carry out many of the analytical and routine skills that humans have traditionally taken care of, so our irreplaceable human ability to empathise and connect with other human beings will become more important. With the rapid development of virtual reality, these skills will also be easier to develop, creating the potential for a step-change in the way that humans understand each other. At this year’s Women of the Future Summit, we will explore the coming ‘Age of Empathy’. How will it change the way that we learn, work and run businesses? What does it mean for us individually and how can we get ahead of the game?
What is the potential for technology that allows us to see and feel beyond reality, stepping into the shoes of others or another world completely? How will this technology change us?
Our opening session gets us up to speed. What are the big waves of innovation we should expect to see in the coming years? What difference will 5G make? How far have immersive technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality, already come? As new realities become integrated into our lives and societies, what do those working day-to-day at the heart of this technology see as the risks and opportunities?
Aleksandra Pedraszewska, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, VividQ
Ambarish Mitra, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Blippar
Emily Savage, Immersive and Creative Sector Lead, Digital Catapult
Annette Mees, Head of Audience Labs, Royal Opera House
If we can use technology to better understand each other’s lives and points of view, what might this mean for our society? Will it change the way we behave? Will it change the way that leaders behave? Are we on the verge of an empathy revolution?
What does this mean for me and how can I best prepare for the changes that are coming?
- Rioch Edwards-Brown, Founder, So You Wanna Be In TV?
- Elif Shafak, Novelist
- Jack Parsons, Chief Executive Officer, Big Youth Group