Jerry Kaplan | Futurist, Artificial Intelligence Expert, and Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

Jerry Kaplan

Futurist, Artificial Intelligence Expert, and Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

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Jerry Kaplan
Biography

Jerry Kaplan, Ph.D., is widely known as an Artificial Intelligence expert, serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, educator, bestselling author, and futurist. He invented several ground-breaking technologies including handheld tablet computers, online auctions, and electronic musical instruments. Currently, he is an Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford University where he teaches social and economic impact of Artificial Intelligence. 

Kaplan founded several technology startups over his forty-year career, two of which became publicly traded companies. He is the author of the best-selling classic "Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure" (Houghton-Mifflin, 1995), named one of the top ten business books by Business Week. His book "Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence", published by Yale University Press, was selected by The Economist magazine as one of the top ten science and technology books of 2015. His book, "Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know” (Oxford University Press, 2016) was an Amazon New Release #1 Bestseller in Artificial Intelligence. His latest book is “Generative Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know” (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). His opinion pieces have been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, among other publications. 

Kaplan holds an MSE and PhD in Computer and Information Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence, from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Chicago. He been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Red Herring, and Upside, and is a frequent public speaker and media commentator.

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How will Artificial Intelligence Disrupt (your industry)?

A lively and visual explanation of the basic concepts and key technologies that comprise the field of Artificial Intelligence, followed by its likely future impact, customized to the interests of your specific audience. Takeaways include:

• What is Artificial Intelligence?
• How to separate hype from reality.
• How to integrate A.I. into your business.
• How will your organization be affected?
• What new business opportunities will arise?
• Which will come under threat?
• Which jobs will thrive and which will wither?

The Promise and Perils of Artificial Intelligence

Some experts suggest that Artificial Intelligence poses a threat to humanity, while others extoll it as our saving grace. Who is correct, and why? This inspirational and stimulating speech separates fact from fiction, while informing and entertaining your audience. This presentation covers such topics as:

• How realistic is what you see in the movies?
• What does A.I. mean for the future of work, wealth, and play?
• Will robots rise up against us and what should we do about it?
• Will it ever become possible to upload our minds into a computer?
• How can our children best prepare for their futures?

The Global Economic and Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Over the next few decades, Artificial Intelligence is widely expected to be a key driver of global power and influence. This practical and informative briefing explains how to best leverage this emerging technology for economic development, trade, security, and innovation. Your audience will learn:

• Which industries and strategies will increase their global competitiveness?
• How will local labor markets be affected?
• What will the impact of A.I. be on wealth inequality, social stability, government control, and individual freedom?
• What are the likely military uses of A.I.?
• How to thrive in the coming age of extreme automation.

Generative Artificial Intelligence will Change Everything

Advances in Artificial Intelligence are about to change the way we work and live. This new technology — called “Generative Artificial Intelligence”— can produce novel text, images, music, and software by analyzing enormous collections of digitized material.  Soon, these systems will provide expert medical care; offer legal advice; draft our documents; tutor our children; write computer programs; manage our organizations and infrastructure; and generate music and art. These advances will accelerate progress in science, art, and human knowledge, but they will also bring new dangers, such as spreading lies; eroding trust; and disrupting labor markets. This talk will explain how Generative Artificial Intelligence works, preview some of the ways it will affect our lives and jobs, and explain why deploying this remarkable new technology in the service of humanity may be the defining challenge of our times.

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