Technological innovation in recent years has made computers, robots, and software so sophisticated that machines are now entering the realm once thought to belong exclusively to humans: cognition. Computers today can recognize patterns and generate insights being used for fraud detection, medical diagnostics, legal research, and auditing, among others. Artificial intelligence algorithms can process thousands more documents – and then act faster – than any human and are free from human biases. Their productivity also need not be interrupted by rest breaks or lapses of concentration. The new technological revolution will create tremendous societal benefits – the creation of new goods, services, markets and jobs, greater productivity.
How as a professional of any description can you prepare for this? how do you capitalize on this as an opportunity, not a threat? what role should government play?
In this discussion we will explores some of these subjects with experts in AI from IBM, Centiment and those very involved with the preparing new york for these challenges from a political and social perspective, providing practical solutions on how you as a professional can prepare for these challenges through training and a discussion of policy and technology.
Michael Basch | NYC Mayoral Candidate
Michael Basch is a serial entrepreneur (BAMKO, Spotad) and community organizer (AIPAC, Hillary Clinton) with a commitment to public service and policy. Most notably, he is a soon-to-be-announced NYC Mayoral candidate for the Democratic Party, running on a platform centered on innovative technology, social justice, open-politics, and data-driven policy. Basch believes that politics as usual is the way of the past – and aims to reimagine both how campaigns are run and governing is done by bringing a start-up mentality to the political arena. He was born in California, but has long-called NYC home.
Micah Brown | CEO & Founder – Centiment
Micah Brown is CEO of Centiment and highly committed to minority causes, he has been writing code since 14 and likes to explore ways to change the world using technology. He first founded filmfundr, to move forward the needs on women and other minorities in media and sees that as a central theme of centiment.
Micah is a visionary technologist with an intersection of skills consisting of data and algorithm understanding, HCI-centric digital technologies, financial services, financial engineering and media services.He has over 10 years of experience (up to SVP) across companies like Aon, Barclays, NBC and Viacom. Micah has a deep technological understanding and also a strong commitment to social causes; at the centre of
He has over 10 years of experience (up to SVP) across companies like Aon, Barclays, NBC and Viacom. Micah has a deep technological understanding and also a strong commitment to social causes; at the centre of Centiment and FilmFundr are the need to level the playing field in media for minorities.
Kelcey Gosserand | Technical Evangelist – Galvanize
Kelcey is an experienced Community Development and Strategic Partnerships professional who curates a lively and robust community of startup founders, investors, and tech enthusiasts. Creative and results-driven, she has nearly a decade of experience working within the NYC startup and tech ecosystem.