Ahmedabad, 15th September, 2017 – Better living, human augmentation, singularity, ethical crises, job losses – these were the sentiments of the crowd at the Ahmedabad Management Association on Friday, 15th September, 2017.
The speaker of the event was Ripal Vyas, President of Softweb Solutions. The event garnered an incredible response not only in terms of attendance but also interaction as the audience kept pouring in throughout the session while the questions kept flying about.
Right from the beginning of humanity, we have looked towards technology for better living, though the rise of technology has also spawned characteristics of the opposite nature. So it is no surprise that people look at it dubiously, and the overall sentiments are well understood.
Mr. Ripal Vyas debunked some of the myths as well as notions and conveyed a positive message with his presentation on the latest technological breakthroughs in artificial intelligence from DeepMind to Watson and the debates going on amongst the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and others. Some of the notable AI mishaps were also showcased, highlighting the need for awareness around the subject of Artificial Intelligence.
The event ended on a high note, with the audience raising interesting questions such as the possibility of a technological singularity, something that detractors have been talking about since decades. While it is something that needs deliberation, singularity in the dystopic sense is a far-reaching possibility, at least as of now, which is why we should be having such discussions, debates and engagements.
Mr. Ripal Vyas said, “It was a privilege to speak on the emerging scenarios in artificial intelligence to the Gujarat audience. India needs to embrace the ongoing changes and disruptions and keep up with the advances in technology to grow globally, remain relevant, and transform the country.”
Key observations of the event;
- People were aware of the subject but lacked clarity on the various types of AI
- The attendees were keen on knowing how AI will affect their lives and professions
- The audience included a mix of students, entrepreneurs, startups, and local businesses
- Interested members of the audience also got a hands-on experience of the Microsoft HoloLens
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About Softweb Solutions
Softweb Solutions Inc. is an Avnet company with offices in Chicago, Dallas and Ahmedabad. We deliver best-of-breed AI software for IoT applications, along with providing data services and digital transformation to enterprises. Over a decade of experience with startups to Fortune 100 companies has given us the proficiency to offer strategy, design, engineering solutions, and R&D services.