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Interzone I The Third Act

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Join us online on December 1, 2, and 3 for Interzone I the genesis of an ethical digital blueprint for the post-pandemic economy.

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Politik is proud to present the long-awaited third chapter of Interzone I the genesis of an ethical digital blueprint for the post-pandemic economy.

This year’s gathering will be held online on December 1, 2 and 3 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PDT and will bring together socially conscious digital leaders from government, technology and enterprise to explore the purpose of humankind in the new millennium.

We hope you will join us on our path towards an enlightened future built on the endless possibilities of technology-driven innovation.

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The PROGRAM.

“Technology is amoral, but it requires humanistic values to steer it in a way that's empowering, and not detrimental to social progress. It's up to us to maximize the good and minimize the bad.” - Ro Khanna

Tuesday, December 1 I WIRE TO WIRE

We are in the early stages of a new economic system that fundamentally thrives on the sharing and open distribution of physical, intellectual and artistic resources. The proliferation of closed and privately-held intellectual property no longer provides the greatest value to any conceivable group of stakeholders. Political and economic power is rapidly shifting from centuries-old centralized institutions to more agile, adaptable and distributed socio-economic frameworks. And, yet these innovative frameworks are rapidly acquired and controlled by the same power structures and further entrenched in oligarchic incumbencies.

Will the utopia of democratized technologies drive equality and opportunity, or will it merely be the case of a one ruling class replacing another; with incumbency and inequality further entrenched by the ever-increasing dominion of technology?

Hosted by

KOLEYA KARRINGTEN I CEO of Absolute Combustion | Executive Director of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium

Featuring

JOSHUA MCKENTY I Co-Founder of OpenStack, Piston Cloud and EQ Labs

TOM RAFTERY I Global VP, Futurist and Innovation Evangelist at SAP

ANN ROSENBERG I Global Program Lead for #SheInnovates at UN Women

CHELSEA RUSTRUM I Co-Founder of Instigation Protocol and Alchemy Spaces

DR. MIHAELA ULIERU I President of the IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy I Chief Alchemist at SingularityNet

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Wednesday, December 2 I A DIGITAL BENEDICTION

The hyper-acceleration of innovation over the last 30 years has seen technology move from the narrow confines of the largest governments and corporations, to become an integral part of all aspects of human endeavour, across its various manifestations in individual interactions, economic organization and social structures.

This miracle, however, is tempered with an unwritten requirement that participation in modern society requires the voluntary yet uninformed relinquishment of privacy and that the vast majority of humanity are passive consumers of new truths controlled by the very people who control access to the technologies.

Can we restore access to and control over technology back to the people it was designed to serve, or will innovation remain an amoral force without an ethical core; subject to the imagination of the cabalistic technocracy who design, control and prosper from it?

Hosted by

SOPHIE ALCORN I Founder of Community for Global Innovation | Cybersecurity Contributor at TechCrunch

Featuring

JIMMA ELLIOT-STEVENS I Chief Privacy Officer and General Council at Thomson Reuters

ROHIT GHAI I CEO of RSA Security

BRENT HOMAN I Deputy Commissioner at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

TIM MCCREIGHT I Chief Security Officer at the City of Calgary

CAROLINE WONG I Chief Strategy Officer at Cobalt

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Thursday, December 3 I DEUX EX MACHINA

Artificial Intelligence is leading to the fundamental reengineering of all aspects of our human experience and how we as a species interact with our universe. The inequalities, incumbencies and biases of the innovators designing AI have a direct impact on how the technology guides human information, perception and action.

As AI leads society to the next phase of human evolution, it is becoming increasingly more evident that we are at risk of creating a future in the flawed image of her maker; and, perhaps a blueprint constructed from nothing more than glorified digital eugenics. Can we create an intelligence that is not constrained by the limitations and prejudices of its creators to have AI serve all humanity, or will it become the latest and most powerful tool for perpetuating and magnifying racism and inequality?

Hosted by JOHN KOETSIER I AI Contributor at Forbes and Business Insider

Featuring

BEENA AMMANATH I Executive Director of the Deloitte AI Institute | Founder of Humans for AI

ANIMA ANANDKUMA I Executive Director of Machine Learning Research at NVIDIA

DR. CINDY GORDON I Founder and CEO of SalesChoice | AI Leadership Contributor at Forbes

DR. DANNY LANGE I Senior Vice President of AI at Unity Technologies | Former Head of Machine Learning at Uber and Amazon

DR. LOBNA KAROUI I Global AI Business Growth Leader at Google I Member of the MIT Technology Review’s Global Panel

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End CREDITS.

Created, Directed and Produced by ROBERT BRENNAN HART

Written by ROBERT BRENNAN HART and EDWARD WILSON-SMYTHE

Opening Remarks by EDWARD WILSON-SMYTHE

Presented by POLITIK

A Special Thank You to our Community and Media Partners ELECTRONIC RECYCLING ASSOCIATION, FORBES, BUSINESS INSIDER and TECHCRUNCH

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For the full event program, cast of speakers, and information on our past events, please visit us here.

For information on speaking and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at events@politik.ca

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