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Association of Public Sector Information Professionals

Developing Professionalism in Informatics

DPI Seminar - Our augmented future: How data, AI, and humans work together

Date and Time

Wed, February 21, 2018 - 7:30 AM - Wed, February 21, 2018 - 7:45 AM

Location Details

Shaw Centre
Rooms 205/207, Second Floor

55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
Tel: 613-563-1984 or 1-800-450-0077


08:30 - 09:00 - Registration and Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 - Speaker
10:30 - 10:45 - Q&A, Thank you and Wrap-up

Seminar Outline:

Our augmented future: How data, AI, and humans work together

Odds are, an algorithm is better than you. Whether you're reading books, filing lawsuits, driving cars, playing games, or identifying faces, the relentless power of machine learning will soon be better at your job. What does that mean? Will we lose our jobs entirely? Or is the future a strange chimera of human and machine?

For 20 years, author and entrepreneur Alistair Croll has lived at the intersection of technology and society. In this talk, Alistair explores the unreasonable power and incredible fragility of data science. He'll look at the move towards automation, the ethics of algorithms, and what our augmented future might look like.


Alistair Croll | Founder, Solve for Interesting

Alistair helps to accelerate startups, and works with some of the world’s biggest companies on business model innovation. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded Coradiant; the Year One Labs accelerator; and a variety of other early-stage companies. A sought-after speaker, Alistair has also launched and chaired some of the world’s leading conferences on emerging technology, including Startupfest, Strata, Cloud Connect, FWD50, and

Alistair is the author of four books on technology and entrepreneurship, including the best-selling Lean Analytics, which has been translated into eight languages and is in its tenth printing in China. A graduate of Dalhousie University, he is a visiting executive at Harvard Business School, where he teaches data science and critical thinking.


Registration for this event is closed as of Wed, February 14, 2018 - 8:59 PM