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The Circuit: The Future Looks Bright

by Kate Burns
Technology-Conference

The Circuit

Leading authorities' roundup of thought leadership, trends, and personalities on the speaking circuit

The tech industry is buzzing after the annual CES conference kicked off in Vegas earlier this week. From Google building a theme-park style ride to show off their Assistant product, to Elon Musk's newest rocket, there's been lots to talk about. And 8 of our very own LAI speakers took the stage!

On that note, I thought I'd share insights from the tech space. I've included a look at trends to watch in 2019, an economist's thoughts on AI, and a new video of the former NSA director talking about the future of cyber security.

CES Robotics

Robots Doing Parkour?

Robot researcher Dr. Kate Darling, AI expert Neil Jacobstein, and the Chair of Medicine at Singularity, Dr. Daniel Kraft, each recently shared their thoughts on tech trends to watch this year; we rounded them up in this blog post. Coincidentally, they all focused on robots: Why to expect to see them more and more in the public space, how their capabilities (including, yes, parkour) will grow, and how they will fundamentally change medicine. Domo Arigato, indeed.

Doug Holtz-Eakin

The Rush to Regulate

In 2018, we saw Congress take on plenty of heavy hitters from Silicon Valley. Recently, former Director of the Congressional Budget Office and current American Action Forum President Doug Holtz-Eakin shared his thoughts on the rise of AI and the “rush to regulate.” Touching on fears of job displacement and potential threats to society, he offers his take on the “appropriate” amount of regulation when it comes to artificial intelligence.

Admiral Michael Rogers

Google Maps Wouldn’t Get Me Lost on Purpose … Right?

Speaking of the intersection of law and tech, our team recently produced a new video featuring Admiral Michael Rogers, our most recent director of the National Security Agency (NSA). In it, Rogers talks about one of the most important questions of our age: How do you deal with a world where the accuracy of information is routinely being challenged? What happens when you can’t always rely on what your app tells you? Watch Admiral Rogers touch on the new face of our cyber security landscape.

Laila Ali Boxing

An Event that Packs a Punch

Lastly, our team is thrilled to share that Undefeated Boxing World Champion, CEO, TV host, and author Laila Ali will be speaking at Inspire 2019 on Friday, March 8th in Washington, DC. In case you’ve missed it, INSPIRE is Leading Authorities' day-long program of sharing amazing speakers, great event ideas, and lots of fun for professionals in the meetings and events business. She’ll be taking the stage alongside other incredible speakers like Five for Fighting singer John Ondrasik and NASA Astrophysicist Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi.

Want to join us this year to see 10 inspiring speakers, including the man behind Five for Fighting, who will share his incredible personal story and sing some of your favorite songs? Check out our Inspire event page to see our full speaker lineup, learn more about each of the amazing speakers confirmed so far, and click through to view each of their individual speaker profile pages to find out even more about their speaking topics and expertise and to watch video footage from their recent keynote talks.

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