About the speaker
Pete Trainor, Designer, Author, Technologist and Mental Health Campaigner. Pete is the bestselling author of “Human-Focused Digital”, and CEO of international healthcare provider Vala Health, which is focused on delivering primary care, using ethical applications of data driven technology. He talks all over the world on creative and social technologies, data, Ai and the physiological and psychological effects on their audiences. His bestselling, book “” takes a philosophical look at technology and design, challenging us to look inwardly at the self when designing future technologies.
Over the last three years, Pete has helped to pioneer an entirely new approach to Ai focused products, one that looks at ‘self-evolving systems’ and ‘minimum viable personality’ to help solve societal and human issues. Pete regularly appears in UK national and international press as an analyst on emergent technologies, and tech markets. Pete chairs the Ai Think Tank for BIMA (The British Interactive Media Association), and Ai FS, the UKs Financial Service Think Tank for Ai and Machine Learning. He was voted as one of the 5 most influential people in the British digital industry in Econsultancys 2017 industry report. He has a very simple philosophy: Don’t do things better, do better things.
About the talk “More Than Humanly Possible”
What if humans could form more meaningful relationships with technology to create a positive influence and amplify the very best parts of us? In theory, we’re already doing this; we name our cars and mourn our iPhones when they break. We already love our technology — but imagine if we could develop an even deeper emotional bond with a machine? What are the implications, and how could we do it? Where does it lead, and how do we use technology to lift-up the people often left behind.
To change the way we think about our relationship with the machines, we first have to see things from an entirely different perspective. In this talk, we’ll do just that. You’ll meet a kind of technology you think you know but have never seen. Hear about a story that flips the role of humans and robotics… to make someone very special do more than humanly possible.