The Technological Tug of War: Balancing Innovation and Concern in a Rapidly Evolving World

Keynote Session

Time: 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM


Julian Fay, CTO, Senetas

Session Description:

The rise of cutting-edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Synthetic Biology, and Quantum Computing promises to usher in an era of unprecedented growth and innovation across various sectors, from healthcare to finance. However, alongside these exciting prospects come complex ethical, security, and privacy concerns that warrant careful consideration. 

This talk will delve into the contrasting perspectives of tech optimists and pessimists and provide an insightful overview of recent developments in these transformative technologies. Our aim is to empower you with the essential knowledge to navigate the challenges and ethical dilemmas associated with these revolutionary advancements. By understanding the potential pitfalls, we can proactively address issues and devise strategies to mitigate risks, safeguarding our world from unforeseen consequences while reaping the rewards of technological innovation. Join us for an engaging exploration of this dynamic landscape, where we will collectively navigate the path toward a harmonious balance between progress and precaution.