Artificial Intelligence And Its Impact On Everyone’s Career

The impact of automation and AI on jobs, tasks and careers is a key concern, not just for HR practitioners, business owners, or job seekers; it’s a concern for everyone.

The impact of automation and AI on jobs, tasks and careers is a key concern, not just for HR practitioners, business owners, or job seekers; it’s a concern for everyone. Even more so since the outbreak of the pandemic and the necessity to further digitize many jobs, adapting them to the work-from-home requirements and lock-downs enforced in many parts of the world. Questions everyone has to ask themselves circle around the hard skills needed to thrive in the “virtual world” together with the soft skills required to retain or even expand the “human touch” and how to acquire them. 

Join upcoming web-event by The Economic Club of Hong Kong on “Artificial Intelligence And Its Impact On Everyone’s Career”

Date: Oct 22nd, 19:30-21:00 via Zoom 

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrc-CuqzspE9MMqTt_tzxW665GkTpXuoHl

Speaker: Kevin Pereira  

Kevin Pereira is the Managing Director of Blu Artificial Intelligence, a consulting firm specializing in AI. He is also a a part-time lecturer at HKU & HKUST on finance, technology & AI and a major contributor to BLU’s knowledge base of AI applications in various industries. He is passionate about AI’s impact on society, including skillsets and job markets for the future, and also the ethical considerations involved with AI. 

For a full biography please visit https://mba.fbe.hku.hk/our_faculty/kevin-pereira/

Questions Kevin will cover in his introduction:   

  • What are humans good at and what is AI good at? 

  • What are skills we should be looking to develop in the future? 

Suggested material to read prior attending the event:

  1. WEF: 5 things to know about the future of jobs

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/future-of-jobs-2018-things-to-know/

  1. HBR: Are You Developing Skills That Won’t Be Automated?

https://hbr.org/2019/09/are-you-developing-skills-that-wont-be-automated

  1. Wharton@Work: Improve Productivity by Combating Workplace Loneliness

https://executiveeducation.wharton.upenn.edu/thought-leadership/wharton-at-work/2020/07/combating-workplace-loneliness/#


Meeting Format (virtual meeting via Zoom)

The host will welcome you in the group video chat (main room) and start with introduction about the community and the topic. Our Speaker Kevin Pereira will give his presentation on Artificial Intelligence and its impact on everyone’s career.  
Thereafter and depending on how many people will attend, we split into virtual break-out rooms of 4-5 people for more detailed discussions. Within each subgroup we will introduce ourselves (name, profession, hobby and fun-fact) and begin a free-flowing discussion on the theme. That's why it is important to prepare and read suggested materials prior the meeting. Questions, new paths for discussion, personal experience, and opinions are highly encouraged. We conclude the event with everyone returning the main room sharing their takeaways on the subject. 

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