Please join us on Wednesday, May 15th for our next event! Dr. JT Kostman will be speaking about the role of psychologists as the world continues to automate jobs.
We hope to see you there!
The METRO Board
Event Title: What Role Will Psychologists Play When Robots Come for Peoples’ Jobs?
According to researchers at Oxford University, 47% of U.S. jobs are at imminent risk of automation. Subsequent studies have speculated that AI’s influence may be far greater (or perhaps somewhat less significant). Irrespective of the overall impact on the workforce, most economists, executives, and experts now agree that professions common today will likely be obsolesced in a very near tomorrow. Accountants, attorneys, radiologists and warehouse workers are already being augmented – and replaced – by Artificial Intelligence. So, what do humans have to look forward to – and what will they do – in this brave new AI enabled world? As organizations hand over tasks to more cost-efficient robots and bots, how will it impact the economy, society — and humanity? How can those of us who work at the intersection of people and technology help define the future of work?
Dr. JT Kostman is a Data Scientist, Mathematician, and Psychologist. He has been recognized by his peers, the press, and professional associations as one of the world's leading experts in Applied Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing. JT has hunted terrorists for U.S. Intelligence Agencies, tracked criminal networks for the FBI, advised on analytic strategies for the Department of Defense, and led social media analysis for the 2012 Obama Campaign. In the corporate sector, he has served as a Chief Data Officer for Time Inc, Chief Data Scientist for Samsung, and led AI and Frontier Technologies for Grant Thornton. In his roles as a board member for a private equity fund, as an advisor, venture capitalist, and angel investor, Dr. Kostman has guided hundreds-of-millions of dollars of investments in frontier technologies.
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