DR. MIHAELA ULIERU| Chief Alchemist @ ENDOR (AN MIT-POWERED A.I. ENGINE) | WASHINGTON, D.C
Dr. Mihaela Ulieru is the Chief Alchemist at Endor Protocol and President of the IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy. She works closely with the United Nations, the Executive Branch of the United States Government, and international agencies on policy development for societal transformation in the digital economy, including the adoption of latest knowledge society practices by governments to better address societal challenges. In 2007 she was appointed to the Science, Technology and Innovation Council of Canada by the Minister of Industry, to advise the government and provide foresight on innovation issues related to the ICT impact on Canada’s economic development and social well-being against international standards of excellence.
With roughly 20 years of experience in distributed systems, Dr. Mihaela is a champion of leveraging technology to spur economic development and was responsible for the World Economic Forum recognizing blockchain as a Top 10 Emerging Technology in 2016. Dr. Mihaela completed her PhD work in robotics and artificial intelligence in the mid-90s and is a board advisor to many companies including Sapien: a “fake news free” social network.
MainStage Speaker Series
November 15th @ 4:30
Empowering Trust and Encouraging Collaboration in the Digital Future (Panel Discussion)
The fourth industrial revolution is blurring the lines between physical, digital, and biological spheres. This complex transformation is changing the way we do many things, it is shifting the power dynamics, and requiring that more transparency be shared by our leaders and influencers. What are the steps needed to allow all sides to illicit trust between one another? How can we encourage more collaboration between individuals, public and private sectors and other convening powers to address key challenges and opportunities relevant to our local, national and international communities?
A.I./M.L. DEEP-DIVE TRACK
November 16th @ 1 PM - 4 PM
AI & Creativity: Will Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning be Additives to Creativity or will it be its Silent Killer? (Panel Discussion)
As AI and machine learning are rapidly growing, it is clear that it is already having an immediate impact on enterprises and business. However, do you know they’re being applied to creative fields like art, photography, music, and video? AI is writing songs, curating exhibitions, designing buildings, and more. How will AI change the creative process? Can a machine be a creative, or aid to the work of creatives? Or should machines be left completely out of this space? This session brings together the brightest minds from the startup, creative, and AI worlds to share perspectives on artificial intelligence trends, predictions and issues.