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Director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Osaka University; Winner best humanoid award four times in RoboCup; Named one of the top 100 geniuses alive in the world today
Astrobiologist, Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA; first female principal investigator on a Mars mission
Physician-scientist, inventor and innovator; Founder & Executive Director, Exponential Medicine; Medicine Track Faculty Chair, Singularity University; TED speaker
Leading expert on the robot revolution, artificial intelligence, job automation and the impact of accelerating technology on the economy and society; Author: Rise of the Robots
South Australian Scientist of the Year, Telstra Business Women of the Year, Prime Minister’s Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
Computer scientist, futurist, award-winning author; Energy & Environmental Systems faculty member, Singularity University
Strategic transformation and disruptive innovation expert. Partner of Innosight and author of The Innovator’s Guide to Growth and The Little Black Book of Innovation
Professor at Bournemouth University and Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid; One of the most influential academics in the field of technology and education globally
Scientia Professor of Physics, University of New South Wales; Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow; NSW Scientist of the Year
Chairman of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd and Coca-Cola Amatil Limited
Dr Finkel commenced as Australia’s Chief Scientist on 25 January 2016. He is Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist
Prepared by Terry Barnes, policy consultant and media commentator
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “the only constant of life is change”. How right he was.
But the pace of change Heraclitus would have experienced several thousand years ago is glacial compared to what we experience today. Technologically, economically and politically, the world of 2017 is light years removed from the world of fifty years ago, let alone the world immediately before the Industrial and Communications Revolutions.
A group of academics is now warning about the harm sex robots could pose to women and children. Robots are also depicted in the UK series Humans. Futurist Martin Ford was recently in Australia for the Creative Innovation conference. The film ‘Her’ told the story of a man who fell in love with his smartphone OS.
With the progress we’ve seen in artificial intelligence over the past year, there’s been a lot of excited talk about AI and creativity. Can we make AI systems that are creative? And what does that mean? We’ve seen AIs that can write relatively formulaic newspaper stories, paint new Dutch Masters, apply Van Gogh’s style to arbitrary pictures and play Go brilliantly. But is that creativity? As the clichéd question goes, “Is it art?”
Jon Williams, an analyst with professional services firm PwC, said governments in Australia need to have a serious debate about how to prepare for huge changes in the workforce
Look at the mission statements of the world’s top 25 most valuable brands, including Microsoft, IBM and Nike. Many companies now have innovation departments, senior innovation leadership positions and especially purposed ‘innovation hubs’.