Overview

We are entering the Cognitive Era in which decisions will increasingly be made by humans and machines in concert, each – ostensibly – relying on their specific strengths.  The authors of “Solomon’s Code,” Olaf Groth & Mark Nitzberg, have dubbed this “symbio-intelligence.”  This opens tremendous growth horizons for the economy and for humans and society in general, but also many pitfalls.  Based on the book and a separate study of 13 national AI strategies (US, Canada, UK, Finland, Germany, France, Israel, Russia, India, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and China), this talk and fireside chat explores global AI horizons demonstrating the diversity of innovation and philosophies at work and prescribes governance mechanisms to ensure our innovations stay human-centric and ethical.

About the Speaker

Dr. Olaf Groth is a futures & strategy adviser, capacity builder and new ventures executive for disruption through DeepTech and the 4th Industrial Revolution toward a Society 5.0. From a home base of San Francisco and Silicon Valley Dr. Groth serves as a Professor of Global Strategic Management, Innovation & Economics and Program Director for Disruption Futures at Hult International Business School, teaching across a global campus network in San Francisco, Boston, New York, London, Dubai and Shanghai. As CEO of think tank network Cambrian.ai Dr. Groth advises on reconceiving futures, strategies, networks and organizations for clients seeking to initiate or adjust to disruption globally. He has served on advisory boards of Fortune 100 companies as well as startups, having held managerial roles at or consulted with the likes of Bechtel, Boeing, Caruma, Chevron, Ferrari, GE ecomagination, GKN, Monitor, NASA, Phillips 66, Qualcomm, Q-Cells, Siemens, VCs, Vodafone, VW, etc.

Dr. Groth holds PhD & MALD degrees in international affairs with business, economics and technology focus from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, MAIPS & BA degrees with economics focus from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.