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Sunday, October 21 • 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Robophobia: Why We Fear AI & How to Embrace Its Potential

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Before fully realizing the potential of AI in financial services, we must first overcome a surprising but significant obstacle: our fear of, or at least lack of understanding of, the technology. There is an undercurrent of concern--perhaps justified--that the AI revolution could deteriorate into the totalitarian state in George Orwell's novel or that the robots will take our corner offices. In this though-provoking session, David Shrier, a globally recognized authority on financial innovation, explores the ethics and opportunity of AI. He asserts that, for all of the optimistic talk of AI's applications, we will repeat the mistakes of the past if we don’t handle this technology disruption differently. David is joined by John D'Agostino, a Wall Street innovator who boldly revolutionized the development of capital markets for oil in the Middle East and now turn his sights to disruptive technologies in fintech. Join David and John for an enlightening conversation on the transformative power of AI and how we can face our fear to embrace its potential.

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David Shrier

Associate Fellow, University of Oxford; Lecturer & Futurist, MIT Media Lab; Founder & CEO, Distilled Analytics
David Shrier is a globally recognized authority on financial innovation, and is the CEO of Distilled Analytics, a predictive analytics company using AI to transform financial services. He also leads the University of Oxford's online programmes Oxford Fintech and Oxford Blockchain... Read More →

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John D'Agostino

Global Head of Investor Engagement, DMS Governance
John D’Agostino is a Managing Director and Global Lead for Investor Engagement at DMS Governance. His expertise is in sophisticated investment vehicles characterized by complex strategies and asset classes, notably quant, derivatives, structured credit, direct lending, cryptocurrencies... Read More →

Sunday October 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Cyber Dome at Murano Ballroom, Level 3