Evening Salon / Tues 15 Oct / 6:30 - 8:30 PM
“AI only has real value if it is intertwined with emotional values and social intelligence” says leading trend watcher Herman Konings. He is no blind enthusiast when it comes to the technological developments coming our way at the speed of light. While staying open to the many fascinating possibilities of AI, he maintains a critical distance and never loses sight of the essential interconnection between the social (we), the emotional (myself) and artificial intelligence (AI). In a not so distant future, these three key elements will coexist in close harmony. How will that happen?
He will share his probing insights along with countless examples of how we, myself and AI will intertwine – from the healthcare sector, to hospitality, travel, big industry, and also our relation with nature, the return of analogue and our ‘phygital’ necessities. A journey into a bright future, not to be missed.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Herman Konings is a leading Belgian trend analyst and consumer psychologist. He is the founder of trend and future research agency Pocket Marketing/nXt and of Opus X, a think-tank focusing on future trends. His expertise is sought after by companies and organisations throughout Europe. He regularly advises companies, governments and higher education institutions on sociocultural changes, tech trends and what to expect of the future. He holds a PhD in theoretical and consumer psychology from the University of Leuven (KUL).
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