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Future Thinkers | Are robots taking our jobs?

11 Nov 2019
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM


Will I have to compete against a robot for my next job? What does the future workforce look like?

Join Professor Anton van den Hengel, Founding Director of the University of Adelaide’s Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) and a guest panel for an insight into how the future will look in this session, subtitled “The Terminator, and other fictitious risks to future employment”.

“Much of the fear about the impact of AI on future of employment is driven by a fundamental misunderstanding of what the technology can do now, and what it is likely to be able to do in the next 20 years,” he said.

“The scenario where the Terminator not only comes into existence, but also wants to work in a fish and chip shop is fictional at best, and predictions made on this basis are inevitably flawed. The true impact of artificial intelligence on the workforce is likely to be far more complex, and lasting.”

Professor van Hengel will be joined by panelists Dr Michelle Perugini, Founder and Chief Executive of Presagen and Life Whisperer, both based at Lot Fourteen, and Adrian Fahey, Chief Executive of SAGE Group, based at Tonsley Innovation District.




  • Entity Facility

    Conference/Function Facilities
    Non Smoking

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled

    Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

  • Internet Access Point

    Free Wifi