From the Delphic Oracle to weathermen and demand forecasting, mankind has used predictions to make choices. While the accuracy of prophecies was questionable, decisions in today’s fast-paced world lose their foundations before they’re even made. Yet we stand on the brink of a revolution. With AI on the rise, CEOs, politicians, doctors and even hesitant grooms are bound to reach more informed conclusions. Soon enough, faster and better prediction tools will change entire industries. And they will create new opportunities.
Building on the success of their past conferences on Blockchain and Digital Assistants, IBM Research, Swiss Re Institute, and the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute will jointly analyze yet another fundamental evolution at “The Power of Predictions” conference:
- Technology and innovation: IBM Research will reveal the latest findings from the forefront of science. It will describe the prospects and boundaries of the new prediction technologies.
- Business: Swiss Re Institute will depict the consequences of ever better predictions in the insurance industry, which depend on calculations of future events. How will financial markets and risk allocation evolve?
- Society: GDI will address implications for the consumer. Who will be responsible for our decisions? What happens when technology knows me better than I know myself? And finally, how will our behaviour change once we “know” the future?
Join us on 4 June 2019 at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Rüschlikon near Zurich, and meet thought leaders and decision makers from business, society, and government.
Opening panel discussion with
David Bosshart, CEO, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
Rainer Baumann, Chief Information and Digital Officer Swiss Re Group
Dr. Alessandro Curioni, IBM Fellow, VP Europe and Director IBM Research Zurich
Ajay Agrawal, Professor, University of Toronto; A.I. expert and author of "Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence"
Ran Balicer, Director, Clalit Research Institute
Martin Weymann, Head Sustainability, Emerging & Political Risk Management, Swiss Re
Rama Akkiraju, Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, Director at IBM's Watson Division
James Bridle, artist, technologist and writer
Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
Swiss Re Institute
Martin Wikelski, Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Thomas Ramge, technology journalist and author
(The list of speakers is continuously updated.)
Speakers Breakout Sessions
Speakers to be announced soon
20% early bird discount until 25 March 2019: CHF 960
10% early bird discount until 30 April 2019: CHF 1080
Full price: CHF 1200 from 1 May 2019
Price for startups: 450 CHF (Request for voucher code: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The conference fee includes all food and beverages. Participants registering less than two weeks before the event can pay by credit card only.
German/English (simultaneous interpretation)
Changes to the programme
The programme is subject to change. If an event does not take place, fees will be refunded. Further claims are ruled out.
If you are unable to attend, please let us have your cancellation in writing. The fee will be reimbursed on cancellation thirty or more days before the event. After this term and until five full working days prior to the event we will charge 75% of the fee. In the event of later cancellations we will charge the full participation fee. Substitute participants welcome.
To benefit from special rates, please use the following email adresses and refer to the following code: Predictions2019
Hotel Sedartis, Thalwil: email@example.com
Hotel Belvoir, Rüschlikon: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a free shuttle bus service between the GDI and the Hotel Sedartis Thalwil and Thalwil train station.
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