Dinner on the Edge: Navigating Humanity’s Digital Future
With growing calls to halt AI development and cynicism over the metaverse, we need a framework for visionary businesses, regulators, and society to help shape the future of an internet that promotes, rather than supplants, our humanity. As these technologies change the way we create, relate and see the world, we can collectively agree that it should amplify who we are as human beings, better equip us at work, and enhance how we live. The question is, what will it take to ensure that the internet evolves to be more human-centric than technocentric?
We must all take collective ownership over the (digital) space where we and our children will spend most of their lives in. This is too important to abdicate to tech companies alone or even AI. Our hope is that this will be the starting point for a broader discourse across Asia and the world among all walks of life.
3-hour evening dinner discussion with 12 thought leaders from different backgrounds.
“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” – Pablo Picasso
Michelle Khoo is the Director for Deloitte’s Center for the Edge, Southeast Asia. She brings over a decade of experience in advising business and government leaders about strategies for the long term. She is passionate about shaping a more sustainable, fairer and inclusive future whether in the physical or digital realms, applying her policy experience to analyze the implications of future business models and technologies.
Duleesha Kulasooriya is the Managing Director for Deloitte’s Center for the Edge, Southeast Asia – part of a global management research institute exploring opportunities on the edge of business and technology. Over the past decade and half the Center has explored how the world is changing in very dramatic ways as a result of ever evolving digital infrastructure and liberalizing public policy, and its implications to us as individuals and institutions.
DELOITTE CENTER FOR THE EDGE
The Center for the Edge Southeast Asia is Deloitte’s futures thinktank. The Center believes all disruptive innovation starts from an edge – radical technologies, edgy start-ups, and trailblazing mavericks. Center for the Edge explores these edges, shares insights on how these edges will change the world, and partners leaders to chart a way forward into the future. The Center is a trusted advisor to the next generation of change-makers in understanding and navigating edge topics.
Name: Michelle Khoo
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Image courtesy of Deloitte Center for the Edge.
27 Sep 2023
7pm – 10pm
1 Nanson Rd
28 SEPTEMBER ONWARDS
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