A mindful world

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Machine learning is to the 21st century what telecommunications was to the 20th. Everywhere, everything is observing, listening and learning, all of the time, working toward goals both loosely defined and strictly determined. The entire material strata of our cities is heading headlong into autonomy – cars, buildings, poles and wires, etc. – and everything is going to have a bit of a say about what happens, when and why.

In South Australia, this will become most immediately visible as the energy grid is upgraded with renewables and storage - technologies that will exist in a broad mix between highly centralised and entirely decentralised, but at every point intelligent, aware, learning and improving their capacity to meet their goals.

That’s not the top-down world of hierarchy and order as we know it. It’s a different kind of ‘artificial’, looking a lot more like a rainforest ecosystem – thriving with agency and activity – and we need to have a good think about how we position ourselves, our cities and our needs within that ‘mindful’ world.

Robert Wickham, Regional Vice President, Ecosystem & Platform Innovation, Asia Pacific, Salesforce, sees a future whereby citizens engage more quickly and efficiently with government services and public servants can work with intelligent insights and recommendations that improve the services they provide. Robert will talk about this plus the use of artificial intelligence and innovation within governments. He will also cover the notion of "future care, "connected health & human services" and responsibility to the broader community.

Trish Hansen, Principal, Urban Mind will join Mark and Robert to continue the discussion around the mindful world, and lend her insights into purpose-driven system change for positive impact.

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Open State Hub

Victoria Square

Adelaide, 5000

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  • 04 Oct 2017

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Open State Hub

Victoria Square

Adelaide, 5000