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Singapore Summit: AI in the World's Leading Cities


20th September 2019 | Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. Artificial intelligence will disrupt the ways we work, communicate, and live. It will bring greater efficiencies, but it threatens to increase social, economic, and technological inequalities. Such ambiguity is nowhere more evident than in our cities, which are now home to more than half the world’s population.

Our inaugural discussion at Davos 2019 on City Readiness for AI addressed the broader question of whether we are prepared to live with all of the outcomes from AI. How can the cities we live and work in best prepare for, and best succeed in, the age of AI? How can they address the risks? Following up on a successful discussion in January at Davos, this Oliver Wyman Forum breakfast seminar will begin with opening remarks by Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Communications and Information.  SMS Janil’s remarks will be followed by an expert panel discussion that will address key questions on AI governance:
•    What is the overall role of cities in advancing and governing AI applications?
•    What makes some cities more ready than others for the age of AI?
•    What are the major risks cities and their residents face from AI, and how can we mitigate them?

Current panelists include: Bing Xu, Co-founder, Board Member, Board Secretary, SenseTime; Prakash Kannan, Chief Economist, GIC.

Will AI Make Our Cities Better?

On January 22, the Oliver Wyman Forum hosted an invitation-only panel discussion at the World Economic Forum Global Annual Meeting in Davos on how artificial intelligence will transform the world’s cities. Watch recap.

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