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Amy Webb, CEO and founder of the Future Today Institute
showed off the predictive capabilities of FTI which utilizes analysis and data-driven models to see plausible outcomes. A great start to #SXSW, but a bit scary, to be honest.
The conversations within technology circles at SXSW 2023 discussed how AI and the growing computing power combined can change our lives in the next seven years, as 2030 is literally tomorrow. The changes we’ve recently witnessed show us that we are incredibly privileged to be living in this singular moment in time, and soon facing the dawn of a new technological era in the history of mankind.
An incredibly interesting panel with Jonathan Gleit on the metaverse
and the practical ways AR and VR are already improving our world. Metaverse Media Content creative producer Meta, Jonathan Gleit described the metaverse, which was the protagonist in the latest version, as being much shyer now. We might also see marked progress in AR and VR, and for these technologies to have increasingly more, readily adaptable applications in every facet of our lives.
- On the most innovative side, the James Webb Space Telescope NASAWebb, for the first time in history, has allowed us to see infrared rays from the time of the Big Bang and the origins of the universe;
- How Colossal Biosciences, a start-up and itsl CEO and cofounder, Ben Lamm, is planning to use AI and genetics to de-extinct species like mammoths;
- and the health-tech evolution, which will allow doctors and laboratories to use potential treatments and medicines developed by a growing computing capacity that can process enormous volumes of data and models. As well, how environmental concerns have now become part of the agenda and integral to the business plans of organizations, while leveraging AI to assist in climate action, is now a must-have for companies.
- It was also great to learn from the people who are not directly involved with technology day-to-day, like Killer Mike from Run The Jewels who used his positive energy on his speech and businesses;
- Yogetsu Akasaka, the Zen Buddhist monk and DJ and his music (after all, SXSW started as a music festival!) creating an incredible mix of organic and electronic layers of music;
- And José Andrés showing that it takes only one person with an idea, passion and vision to make the difference.
“I left Austin more curious and excited about technology’s impact on our businesses and in our lives. I received a seemingly contradictory message, in that all of this technology serves as a guide to show us that we are humans, and we remain the ones in control of the machines, for both the good and the bad. As humans, however, we have a responsibility to the future, it’s just more apparent to me now that it will be heavily dependent on the AI evolution.”
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