Last week we attended a fantastic thought-provoking day at the Digital Leadership Forum, held at Baker McKenzie’s London HQ.
Members of the Chelsea Apps Factory leadership team attended to hear and share their views and opinions on AI, automation and the future of work.
The conference kicked off with Tony Roberts, Professor of Cognitive Robotics at the University of Sheffield and Director of Research at Consequential Robotics who took the audience through the history and current use cases of collaborative robots and their revolutionary approach to bridge the gap between autonomous and manual processes in a flexible and efficient manner. He certainly left the 100+ attendees questioning whether “a robot could take your place in a meeting”.
As ever with Digital Leadership Forum the break out session discussions were lively and engaging, with topics covered such as the future roles for our children, the morality of AI making human decisions and the current acceptance of delegation to AI assistance and naturally the consequence.
My key thoughts of the day were around how will we adapt to not being the smartest person (in the room), nor the smartest thing and ultimately growing up in the eighties and nineties it was all about “what if technology could do this?" The question now appears to be “should we let technology do this?"