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Putting Emotion, Heart, and Soul into Industry 4.0 Solutions
December 28, 2020 @ 08:00 - 17:00 PSTFree
Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) get a bad rap for their potential to render certain jobs redundant. However, ML and AI have zero utility without the data captured via sensing technologies. So – what about the role of industrial automation enabled by IoT considering the future of work?
The problem with most technology developed today is that technologists developed it – who, by their training and by the expectations put upon them by their employers, are NOT inclined to consider the human condition and the implications their work has on humanity. That is the path of least resistance but not the optimal path for humanity.
Some big questions this industry needs to address are
How can you put emotion, heart, and soul into your industry 4.0 solutions?
How can you place the human towards the center of your thinking?
We’re honored to host Domhnaill Hernon, VP Innovation Research, Nokia Bell Labs, for this meetup. In this talk, Domhnaill will share how the human condition can be considered deep within your R&D and business practice and how those considerations will provide you with differentiation in the marketplace. He will discuss how, for the foreseeable future, the combination of human and machine will be more powerful than either on their own – it is not an either/or argument. This will be particularly true when the task’s complexity is anything just slightly more than mundane and where creativity is required to generate a solution.
About Domhnaill Hernon
Domhnaill Hernon is an award-winning technology, innovation, and creativity executive. Domhnaill received an undergrad in Aeronautical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Aerodynamics from the University of Limerick and an executive MBA from Dublin City University, Ireland. He previously led R&D organizations and developed and executed strategies to overcome the “innovation valley of death.” He recently founded a new initiative to fuse art and engineering/science to develop solutions that humanize technology. Domhnaill’s work has been featured in Wired Magazine, Times Square, SXSW, Nasdaq, MWC, Ars Electronica, TEDx, Inspirefest, to name just a few, and he advises innovation and cultural programs globally.