Johannesburg, 11 September 2019: SingularityU South Africa has announced the final line up and schedule for the much anticipated SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019. Bringing together over twenty five international and local speakers, this event aims to address Africa’s biggest challenges, on 16 and 17 October 2019 in Johannesburg. Now in its third year, this groundbreaking event aims to further Singularity’s mission to increase the accessibility of new technologies, and help future proof Africa by bringing thought leaders from around the world together to share their expertise.
Dutch researcher in philosophy of technology, cultural analysis, and post-humanism, and Singularity University Faculty Fellow Alix Rübsaam studies the societal and cultural impact of exponential technologies. Her talk will focus on the implications of Artificial Intelligence in the software age. Dr David Bray, SU faculty on impact and disruption, who has served in a variety of leadership roles in turbulent environments, is Chief Strategy Officer for the advanced geospatial company MapLarge and serves as President of the non-profit startup Hu-manity.org focused on ensuring individuals have continuous choice and consent about their personal data. At the upcoming summit, he will address smart food supply chains and big data management as well as why leaders must embrace exponential change.
Bas Verkaik, who holds an MSc degree in Sustainable Energy Technology from he Eindhoven University of Technology, was part of the STORM Eindhoven team