Monday, May 20, 2024

Collision Conference Day 2: Top Talks Today in Toronto

Day 2 of the Collision Conference, one of the most influential tech events in the world, is happening today in Toronto, and it’s packed with exciting discussions and panels. Today’s schedule is filled with industry heavyweights, including AI pioneers, marketing experts, and journalism leaders. Here are the top talks of Collision Conference Day 2 you won’t want to miss:

How AI Is Changing the World – Colin Murdoch | Centre Stage, 10:30 am

Start your day by delving into the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Google DeepMind’s Chief Business Officer, Colin Murdoch. With AI’s rapid advancements and growing influence in almost every sector, Murdoch will share insights on how these technologies are reshaping the world, and the implications for our future.

Journalism and (Re)building Public Trust – Brian Tyler Cohen, Steve Clemons, and Jennifer Hollett | Fourth Estate, 1:45 pm

As we move into the afternoon, an engaging discussion awaits around the role of journalism in (re)building public trust. This panel features Brian Tyler Cohen, a renowned creator; Steve Clemons, founding editor-at-large at Semafor; and Jennifer Hollett, the executive director of the Walrus. They’ll explore the challenges and opportunities in the current media landscape, and how journalism can help restore faith in public discourse.

Marketing in 2024 – Sairah Ashman, Josh Richards, Jonathan Yaffe, and JD Durkin | Centre Stage, 2:00 pm

Marketing is an ever-evolving field, and the future holds even more change. Join Sairah Ashman, the CEO of Wolff Olins; Josh Richards, the founder and chairman of CrossCheck Studios; Jonathan Yaffe, the co-founder and CEO of AnyRoad; and JD Durkin, an anchor from TheStreet, as they discuss the future of marketing. They will delve into how brands can stay relevant and effectively engage their audiences in 2024 and beyond.

In Conversation with the Godfather of AI – Geoffrey Hinton and Nicholas Thompson | Centre Stage, 4:25 pm

The day ends with perhaps the most anticipated talk of the conference with Geoffrey Hinton, famously known as the ‘Godfather of AI,’ and Nicholas Thompson, CEO of The Atlantic. Hinton, a pioneer in deep learning, will share his invaluable insights into the evolution of AI and its far-reaching potential. This conversation will undoubtedly spark deep thoughts about the interplay between technology, society, and the future.

Hinton has famously revealed some concerns he has with the state of AI and the direction it is headed. It will be interesting to see how his warnings are received in a room full of people who are betting on the AI revolution.

It’s a power-packed day at the Collision Conference Day 2. These are just the highlights, there is tons more going on with thought-provoking discussions that will set the tone for what’s to come in the tech world. Stay tuned for more updates and insights from this exciting event.


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