By Ellen Ferrara, Head of Marketing Communications, BT Global Services.
One of the great benefits of working for a company like BT is the top-notch speakers that are attracted to corporate meetings by our Innovation heritage. I’ve rarely been so inspired, intellectually provoked … and scared out of my wits … as I was in the presence of Ben Hammersley at a session last week.
UK editor of Wired and all-round digital guru, Hammersley gave us an exciting insight into the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI); particularly thrilling for us since we provide the networks that link all this stuff up. The potential for complete life transformation just around the corner is magical. And so is the potential to put vast numbers out of work as technology makes their jobs redundant. Suddenly, “digital inclusion” became something far more pertinent than educating young or old; it’s going to be the key to preventing a dystopian future in line with dark sci-fi fantasies. [Read more…]