NEO Keynote: Microsoft - AI's Role in Society

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Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

Von Rollstrasse 10 · Olten

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FHNW Olten (main building) Von Rollstrasse 10 Room: OVR Aula

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AI is a general-purpose technology that will infuse all aspects of human life. In Switzerland and elsewhere. Therefore, it is of outmost importance to pro-actively address how the delivery and use of AI technologies should be governed. French president Manuel Macron got to the heart of the matter: “If you want to manage your own choice of society, your choice of civilization, you have to be able to be an acting part of this AI revolution.”

Marc will talk about the economics of artificial intelligence and the fundamental mechanics that drive the rapid introduction of AI in all sectors of society. At the same time, we need to be very attentive to how we apply this technology. Are there any use cases or features of an AI application that have unintended consequences? What basic principles and values do we want to embody in the way AI is developed, applied and consumed? Building on the example of the Microsoft approach, Marc will outline the vision of a human-centric AI that is both risk-based and responsible.

📆 Keynote (60 min.) with Q&A (15 min.) and Apéro

📌 Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW, Olten - Von Rollstrasse 10 - Room OVR Aula

💸 Free and open for everyone

Marc Holitscher, National Technology Officer (NTO), Microsoft Switzerland

As Microsoft Switzerland’s National Technology Officer, Marc articulates Microsoft’s technology vision and strategy with lighthouse customers, key business decision makers and government thought leaders. He support customers in translating new technologies and innovations into business impact and outcomes. Marc holds a PhD in International Relations form the University of Zurich.