How AI Will Change Your Life - A Futurist's Guide to a Super-Smart World - Patrick Dixon signs books and talks about key messages - the future of AI, how AI will change us all, how to respond now to AI in business, personal life and government

Future of Sales and Marketing in 2030: physical audience of 800 + 300 virtual at hybrid event. Digital marketing / AI, location marketing. How to create MAGIC in new marketing campaigns. Future of Marketing Keynote Speaker

TRUST is the most important thing you sell. Even more TRUE for every business because of AI. How to BUILD TRUST, win market share, retain contracts, gain customers. Future logistics and supply chain management. Futurist Keynote Speaker

Future of Artificial intelligence - discussion on AI opportunities and Artificial Intelligence threats. From AI predictions to Artificial Intelligence control of our world. What is the risk of AI destroying our world? Truth about Artificial Intelligence

How to make virtual keynotes more real and engaging - how I appeared as an "avatar" on stage when I broke my ankle and could not fly to give opening keynote on innovation in aviation for. ZAL event in Hamburg

"I'm doing a new book" - 60 seconds to make you smile. Most people care about making a difference, achieving great things, in a great team but are not interested in growth targets. Over 270,000 views of full leadership keynote for over 4000 executives

Futurist Keynote Speakers - how Futurist Keynotes transform events, change thinking, enlarge vision, sharpen strategic thinking, identify opportunities and risks. Patrick Dixon is one of the world's best known Futurist Keynote Speaker

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Colonies on Mars, space travel and how digital / Artificial Intelligence / AI will help us live decades longer - comment before keynote for 1400 at Avnet Silica event

Future of Travel and Tourism post COVID. Boom for live experiences beyond AI. What hunger for "experience" means for future aviation, airlines, hotels, restaurants, concerts halls, trends in leisure events, theme parks. Travel Industry Keynote Speaker

Quiet Quitters: 50% US workforce wish they were working elsewhere. How engage Quiet Quitters and transform to highly engaged team members. Why AI / Artificial Intelligence is not answer. How to tackle the Great Resignation. Human Resources Keynote Speaker

The Great Resignation. 50% of US workers are Quiet Quitters. They have left in their hearts, don't believe any longer in your strategy. 40% want to leave in 12 months. Connect with PURPOSE to win Quiet Quitters. Human Resources Keynote Speaker

Future of Human Resources. Virtual working, motivating hybrid teams, management, future of motivation and career development. How to develop high performance teams. HR Keynote Speaker

Speed of change often slower than people expect! I have successfully forecast major trends for global companies for over 25 years. Focus on factors driving long term changes, with agile strategies for inevitable disruptive events. Futurist Keynote Speaker

Agile leadership for Better Risk Management. Inflation spike in 2022-3 - what next? Expect more disruptive events, while megatrends will continue relentlessly to shape longer term future globally in relatively predictable ways. Futurist Keynote Speaker

Crazy customers! Changing customer expectations. Why many decisions are irrational. Amusing stories. Lessons for Leadership, Management and Marketing - Futurist Keynote Speaker VIDEO

Chances of 2 people in 70 having same birthday? Managing Risk in Banking and Financial Services. Why the greatest risks are combinations of very unlikely events, which happen far more often than you expect. Keynote speaker on risk management

Compliance is Dead. How to build trust. Reputation of banks and financial services. Compliance Risks. Why 100% compliance with regulations, ESG requirements etc is often not enough to prevent reputational damage

Life's too short to do things you don't believe in! Why passionate belief in the true value of what you are selling or doing is the number one key to success. Secret of all leadership and marketing - keynote for 1100 people in Vilnius October 2021

Future Manufacturing 5.0. Lessons from personal life for all manufacturers - why most manufacturing lags 10-15 years behind client expectations in their day to day life. Manufacturing 4.0 --> Manufacturing 5.0. Future of Manufacturing Keynote

80% of sales are won or lost in 3 seconds, How to grow your business by giving attention to small things that really matter. Future of Marketing, Futuris Keynote Speaker - Pardavimu formule in Vilnius

Future AI / Artificial Intelligence by 2030 and beyond, Cybersecurity, Robotics - major threats and opportunities. What it means for business and wider world

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Future of Artificial Intelligence, AI, Robotics, Big Data, Predictive Analytics, the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Home Automation, Smart Homes, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Technology and IT - hundreds of articles / videos and keynote conference presentations on related issues. Patrick Dixon is one of the world's best-known Futurist keynote speakers, has worked with hundreds of the world's largest companies and has been ranked one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today. Clients include Google, Microsoft, Intel, Toshiba, HP, IBM, Phillips, SAP, Siemens, Symantec, Tata, Infosys, Ricoh, Actinic, ARBS, Asco, Capco, Compaq, Comverse, European Internet Foundation, Fujitsu Siemens, Nokia Siemens, Georgia Technology Forum, ITS, Kyocera, Leadbay, NCR, Red Prairie, SolidWorks, Unaxis, Unisys, Zellweger Luwa. Patrick Dixon has given keynotes on technology and telecom related issues to audiences in North America, Central America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Scandinavia, Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and Asia Pacific.

 

How AI will change your life - my latest book, out soon. A Futurist's guide to a super-smart world. 28 chapters on impact of AI in every industry, government, company, personal lives

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Patrick Dixon's 18th book is on Artificial Intelligence. Impact of AI on every industry, government, company and individual. Published by Profile Books in September 2024.

AI will create gigantic benefits for humankind in every industry, saving time and reducing costs. AI will also save hundreds of millions of lives in better health care. At the same time AI will disrupt a billion jobs, kill many in wars, is already out of control, and one day could gain the power to wipe us all out. So what will all this mean for your own career, family, community and wider world? What steps can we take now to survive and succeed in a super-smart world? 

* Patrick Dixon is often described as Europe’s leading Futurist. Author of 18 books, he has advised over 400 of the world’s largest corporations on a wide range of global trends. His clients include Google, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn and many of the world’s largest manufacturers as well as governments. Patrick is a cancer physician by first training and his first start-up company some decades years ago was an AI-simulator, using computers to talk to and diagnose patients. His website globalchange.com has had 15 million unique visitors with 9 million video views.

Buy now: "How AI Will Change Your Life".

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How AI / Artificial Intelligence will transform every industry and nation - banking, insurance, retail, manufacturing, travel and leisure, health care, marketing and so on - What AI thinks about the future of AI? Threats from AI? Keynote speaker

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* "How AI Will Change Your Life - A Futurist's Guide to a Super-Smart World" - Patrick Dixon's new book on AI is published in September 2024 by Profile Books 

What will be the future impact of AI / Artificial Intelligence on our wider world?  The answer is that it will be massive in every dimension of human life.

Most of the influence of AI on your own life will be hidden, and hard to understand but the total combined effect will be very powerful, affecting decisions you make, influencing your thoughts, shaping your opinions, affecting your own unconscious bias and preferences.

To help explore these issues, I thought it would be revealing to have a conversation (below) about the future of AI with AI itself - using ChatGTP, a powerful Artificial Intelligence engine, which has learned about the world by analysing billions of words written by human beings.  My conclusion about the conversation is that ChatGTP is not telling the truth when it comes to the downsides of AI.

Word-based machines like ChatGPT are running out of text to learn from

Word-based AI machines like ChatGPT are already up against a limit in their training programmes. For example, ChatGTP has already read most of the available words online and is rapidly running out of new material to learn from! So the next step-wise improvement will need to come from other innovations in Artificial Intelligence, and from actually engaging with live human beings.

We can expect another major extension of AI language learning by feeding AI with recorded content - all the world's TV, radio and films for example.  But the total number of new words in all that is surprisingly small - human beings can't speak much faster than 130 words a minute, so even an hour of TV rarely contains more than 6000 words.

So what of the future?  How good will such word-based engines be by 2025?  Answer: good enough to convince most people most of the time that they are chatting online to a human being.

AI is already good enough to pass some student exams 

The AI system is already good enough to deliver coursework for exams, complete homework assignments, write press releases or information bulletins, write computer code, and so on.

Billions of pages of text have already been generated by AI bots like ChatGTP, potentially swamping the web and search engines with automated articles, social media posts and so on.  

This is already degradingthe experience of human beings searching for world-class content, amongst all the automatically generated clutter.  

Text produced by AI is being swept up into the pool of all available text to train all AI future chatbots - so that AI text begins to train AI to produce more AI text.  This could easily result in a distortion, subtle at first, for example in literary styles. It will mean that early AI bots may have a profound impact on the language capabilities and "personality" of bots that follow.

So here below is the AI view of the future of AI.  You will notice that many of the answers are quite upbeat and tend to avoid discussions of risks from AI, threats in a world dominated by Artificial Intelligence.  Text created by ChatGTP is in italics.  My own comments are in bold....

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The Future of AI keynote speaker. Will AI destroy the world? Truth about AI risks and benefits. (Some of this AI post written by AI ChatGPT - does it matter?). Impact of AI on security, privacy AI, defence AI, government AI - keynote speaker

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* "How AI Will Change Your Life - A Futurist's Guide to a Super-Smart World" - Patrick Dixon's new book on AI is published in September 2024 by Profile Books

Buy now my latest book on AI: "How AI Will Change Your Life".

What is the future of AI? Parts of this post on Artificial Intelligence were written by a revolutionary bot called ChatGPTAI already predicts the weather.  What about using Artificial Intelligence to predict other types of events or using AI to forecast how people will behave? Infosys has invested hugely in predictive analytics using AI, for example in the oil and gas sector.  Engineers planted around 30 sensors on several oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, and connected their data outputs to AI.  The AI sensors were recording things like temperature, air pressure, low frequency vibrations, high pitched sounds and so on, and matching the data to other events such as mechanical breakdowns.  After a few weeks, the team had an alert from the Artificial Intelligence system, warning that there was going to be a problem soon on one of the rigs, which was not taken very seriously because the AI system had only just been set up.  A few days later there was a major incident, and the engineers realised that AI discovered how to prevent disasters.  But how?  AI had detected unusual and obscure data patterns beyond any human understanding.

The same has happened with doctors reading X rays of bones or 3D scans of the human brain.  An AI diagnostic system was fed with tens of thousands of images, matched with diagnosis made at the time by experts.  AI was also fed older images of the same person.  So for example, a brain tumour may have been obvious in the later images but invisible to the human eye in earlier ones.  And as a result, in many hospitals around the world, AI is now detecting cancers far earlier than any human being can manage. Indeed, AI is better at image analysis than the human beings that trained AI.  Not just for medical images, but any images:  AI face recognition, AI recognition of people by the way they walk, and so on...

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Future of Surveillance using AI - and what 2030 Artificial Intelligence will mean for privacy and freedom. Next generation state surveillance, use and abuse by dictatorships and security services as well as private companies and individuals

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BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU – George Orwell’s 1984 gives a chilling picture of how technol­ogy could be used by a dictator to control millions.

But Artificial Intelligence tools available today have advanced far beyond what Orwell saw.  Most governments of larger nations are using a wide range of digital tools to secretly monitor people on a very large scale.  

AI is taking this to an entirely new level including instantaneous, accurate face recognition from fixed video cameras in public places, through to recognition by mobile cameras worn by police or undercover agents.  

* "Life with AI - How to survive and succeed in a super-smart world" - Patrick Dixon's latest book on AI is published in September 2024 by Profile Books.  It contains 38 chapters on the impact of AI across different industries, government and our wider world, including impact of AI on surveillance, spying and national security.

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Life in the year 2100 with forecasts to 2120: why radically different to what most people expected back in 2050. Discover for yourself in New edition of The Future of Almost Everything. FEATURE / INTERVIEW

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Tell us about the new edition of your book The Future of Almost Everything - in it is a chapter on life in 2120, how did you go about trying to forecast that far ahead? Most people would think it impossible.

It was an interesting process. When you are that far out, you are almost in the realms of science fiction, but remember that the greatest SciFi writers have often had extraordinary vision and correctly anticipated many things we take for granted today. I have been forecasting trends for over 30 years now, and the reason I'm still here, having worked with over 400 of the world's top 2000 companies, is because I've found that major trends tend to change in relatively predictable ways, while human nature is basically unchanged. And even technologies that change very rapidly are usually doing so in ways that are fairly obvious when you think about it. The broad direction of major global trends is usually very clear to experts in each industry or region, while we may debate about exact timing and likely impact....

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Future of Artificial Intelligence. How AI will change jobs, manufacturing and health. Impact of AI on marketing, investment, banking, insurance, politics, government, warfare, consumer choices and how people think. Artificial Intelligence FEATURE

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Artificial Intelligence is about a world dominated by smart machines, more intelligent than humans, becoming more powerful every day. But how will that AI power be used? Is AI a force for good or for evil?  Will robots ever achieve full human consciousness, or "real" intelligence, or will they just remain smart machines?

Will Artificial Intelligence create massive unemployment, combined with Robotics? Will society become controlled by AI systems?

Here is the truth in a lengthy feature about Artificial Intelligence in the auto industry, health care AI, warfare AI, impact of AI on banking, investments, insurance, retail, surveillance and security, workplace and so on. This is based on keynotes on the future of Artificial Intelligence and related issues, across the world.

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How a single hack could destroy your company. With 3bn accounts hacked in just one company, cyberattacks are greatest risk to large business, nations and wider world. Truth about Cybersecurity and AI. What to do about it. Futurist keynote speaker - POST

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What happens when you combine Robotics, Artificial Intelligence / AI, the Internet of Things, Big Data and Cloud Computing, to the world of banking, telcos, mobile devices and personal computers? 

The answer is the you get the biggest target for criminals that the world has ever seen - all waiting online to be attached and exploited in a billion different ways using little more than a couple of computers, owned by very smart geeks. Never in human history has it been possible for one person, sitting in a bedroom at home in a distant land, to create such havoc and chaos, to seize such power.  So what do we do about it?

Cyber-crime will be one of the greatest threats to our world over the next 50 years, and far beyond, into centuries to come.  There is no way back from such a future, except by dismantling all the global e-systems that link us increasingly together. (Extract from book The Future of Almost Everything by Futurist keynote speaker Patrick Dixon.)

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Truth about Robots - will robots destroy millions of jobs? What future for human beings at work? Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Keynote Speaker

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Yesterday I shared a platform with a ROBOT to give a keynote (for EY / Ernst & Young) - as I do regularly....but I'm at no risk whatsoever of losing my job to the automaton.

I have worked with over 400 of the world's largest companies over the last few years, as a Futurist advisor / keynote speaker - and huge numbers of them are worried about robotics / AI / Artificial Intelligence. What does it mean for our business? Are we investing enough in Big Data analytics? How will competitors attack our markets using robotics and next-generation automation. How will Artificial Intelligence control our future?

At the same time, in the media everyday we see sensational headlines such as "Hundreds of millions of jobs will be lost to robots", suggesting that humankind will never be able to find enough work for tomorrow's people, because so many jobs will be done by machines....

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Truth about Blockchain and BitCoins – impact of Blockchain on your industry, business and wider world. BitCoin and other cryptocurrencies - keynote comment

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I have advised hundreds of the world’s largest corporations on digital trends, and one of the biggest that CEOs and boards are now talking about is Blockchain. What is Blockchain and what does it mean for us?  Could Blockchain wipe out our business, or will Blockchain help us grow? Here is a comment after my recent keynote for the global team of Generali Insurance, on Blockchain.

Blockchain means that anyone in the world with online access can prove a particular document exists, when it was sent, who it was sent to and so on.  We can also prove that an event has taken place, in a way which is fully transparent to everyone who needs to know this around the world. The implications of this are going to be huge.  And it will be many years before we work it all out.  

MORE RECENT POSTS ON BLOCKCHAIN

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How to make money from Big Data - and why LITTLE DATA is what really matters. Big Data spots a pattern - Little Data spots a person

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Big Data is used by every large corporation, banks, governments and so on to make links between past events, and to predict future events. Billions of dollars are being spent (mostly wasted) by companies trying to spot patterns in trillions of data items. Big Data is used heavily to try to predict customer behaviour and to target marketing campaigns.  

However the REAL value lies in around around 0/5% of all the data.  Big Data is about spotting patterns but Little Data is all about spotting a person - turning data into real commercial value. Comment by Patrick Dixon, Futurist and Keynote Conference Speaker. Need a world-class Big Data keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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Future Retail, Consumer Tech and Big Data - Futurist Keynote for Samsung VIP clients - Marketing, Mobile customers - VIDEO

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Future retail trends in Mexico, Latin America. How retail trends are changing and the impact of Big Data. Notes on Futurist keynote lecture by Patrick Dixon for Samsung client event in Mexico.  

Many issues relating to Big Data in retailing, customer analytics, location-based marketing, sales patterns - in wider context of the radical retail revolution sweeping across Latin America, driven by factors such as the growth of middle class consumers, mobile payments, cost-comparison websites, e-commerce, growth of shopping malls and so on. Need a world-class retail keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now

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Future Telcos and Digital, Cloud and Big Data - convergence, innovation, mobile customers and e-payments. Futurist keynote speaker on digital trends

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Media article for South Korea summit on ICT, telecom and digital trends following Futurist keynote there. The future is about convergence and divergence. The industry trend is for companies, products and services to converge – but many of the most important future innovations in ICT will be divergent: doing things differently to serve customers better. Firstly we are seeing accelerating convergence on a global scale eg computer software, hardware and mobile companies (Microsoft /Nokia, Google / Motorola). Expect rapid convergence of telcos and banking. Mobile payments are being driven by growth in emerging markets. 70% of all mobile payments take place in the fastest growing economies, mainly in Africa eg m-Pesa, which now handles 33% of Kenya’s GDP. Expect a mobile-based global revolution in banking. Need a world-class digital disruption keynote speaker? Phone Patrick Dixon now or email.

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Clouds and Crowds: Seize your Digital Future. Future impact of Cloud Computing, innovation convergence, cybersecurity and other important business issues. Futurist Keynote Speaker

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Digital Convergence, Connections, Clouds, Crowds and Controls - take hold of your future - or the future will take hold of you.

IT directors face complex, rapidly changing challenges as they struggle to keep their corporations up to speed. Meanwhile, managers AND customers are making decisions of their own, moving their personal lives into the Cloud with email, photos, videos and so on. Companies are getting left behind. 

Summary of 2011 keynote conference presentation by Futurist speaker Patrick Dixon for Ricoh - very accurate predictions and trend analysis.

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Big Data in Health Care - Information Overload, self-service health care, med tech

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Keynote speech by Patrick Dixon on Big Data, information overload and making sense of data - and impact on health care. Companies lose 80% of customers within 10 seconds - life is too short to wait, swift and effective customer service is key.

Individuals know more than the doctors about their treatment, internet research means information overload. Overcoming institutional blindness and institutional overload. Exponential increase in unstructured data, structured data.  Genetic prophecy will grow dramatically in accuracy as we match millions of human genomes with disease patterns in a global biotech Big Data project.

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Future Technology - videos, keynote lectures, slides, articles

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