President and CEO, Cybera
Robin Winsor is a technology leader and entrepreneur who has led several organizations from start-up and growth to international success. He has worked in both the commercial and non-profit sectors, specializing at the crossroads where information technology is applied to traditional sectors such as oil and gas and health. He is often sought as a speaker on the use of technology for the public good.
Before joining Cybera as President and CEO in 2010, Robin invented and developed the world’s first direct digital x-ray system. The company he formed around this, Imaging Dynamics, won the 2005 Cool Companies Award for being an innovative and exciting place to work. He is a past recipient of a Manning Innovation Award, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and in 2012, received a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding service to Canada. He holds multiple patents and has authored standards that are still used in the medical, well-logging and seismic industries.
Preparing for a Future with AI | Wednesday, October 3 at 1:45 PM
It is becoming difficult to keep up with the exciting and sometimes alarming technology news that emerges every day: from AI-generated video making it impossible to tell the real from the fake, to bots controlling conversations on social media. Somewhere in the middle, humans are trying to figure out what’s left for them to do. When the atomic bomb was developed in World War II, political leaders were able to control who had access to the means and development of that new and very powerful piece of technology. Today, government cannot control the proliferation of new tech. The pace of change is simply too fast for our legislative, regulatory and even educational systems to keep up. If we cannot look to our political leaders to set the codes of conduct for new technologies, then who will? In the next few decades we will need to develop a new relationship between humans and machines. This talk will discuss some of the ways we can benefit from those changes, the perils if we don’t adapt and what all this will demand of us.