Will AI Automate Your Job? The Data Revolution and Its Impact

Tuesday, March 13th

7:00 pm - Will AI Automate Your Job? The Data Revolution and Its Impact

This round table discussion seeks to explore the impact of big data – specifically Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence – on the everyday lives of people.

The advent of big data brings along many advances, benefits and conveniences to our lives, but at what cost?

Is your job at risk of being automated during the AI revolution?

Our highly qualified speakers will discuss which repetitive or labour-intensive jobs will likely be automated, but will also explore how continuing lifelong education can help the workforce of today cope with the increasingly rapid changes occurring in the workplace.

Key Points

  • How big data has changed our daily lives
  • How Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence is changing the local and global workforce today and into the future
  • The need for lifelong continuing education in today’s world – Learning to learn for tomorrow
  • Pedagogical approaches to training the workforce for the future

Who should join

If you are interested in modern and future use cases of big data and AI in society and what steps you can take to better understand it, this event is for you.


Jin Hian Lee: Cofounder, Evie.ai

Jin is the tech co-founder of Evie, and is passionate about building solutions to tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Jin leads a team of world-class product managers & engineers that are dedicated to building the A.I. assistant that will power the future of work. Jin graduated from Stanford University with BSc. & MSc. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1999, and has spent fifteen years building and launching innovative mobile & Internet media products on a global scale at companies like Yahoo.

Scott Jones: Managing Director, Six Kin Development; and Partner, SingularityNET

Scott is Managing Director of Six Kin Development Scott is a Silicon Valley veteran who began his career writing code and managing software development teams for several early Internet startup companies, including Netscape, where he helped build the legendary Netscape Navigator web browser. He has since founded three startups and been involved with numerous high-tech ventures over the past 25 years. Mr. Jones also has more than a decade of experience in academia, serving as Senior Lecturer at Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore, and as a researcher at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he worked alongside Dr. Ben Goertzel, co-founder & CEO of SingularityNET.

Dr Ooi Kim Tiow: Chair, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Dr Ooi Kim Tiow is Chair of the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Professor in the Thermal and Fluids Division in the same school. He arrived in Singapore in 1990 after obtaining his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK.

Dr Ooi’s research areas are mainly focused on refrigeration compressors and systems, as well as the design and optimization of mechanical products. He publishes widely in his research field and has been invited to be Editorial Board Member, Associate Editor, Guest Editor and Reviewers of International Journals. He also serves as International advisory committee member and Chairman of Academic Committee of International Conferences in UK, Europe and China. Dr Ooi is the holder of more than 10 patents, a co-author of a book and chapters of encyclopedias. He has also consulted for numerous engineering companies on design and optimization of refrigeration compressors, design optimization and studies of mechanical products both locally and internationally.

In 2014, Dr Ooi was awarded the Nanyang Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. His research works have won a few international and national awards. He is also Member of American Society of Heating, air-conditioning and refrigerating Engineers.

Dr Ooi is a prolific teacher and enjoys educating our future generations. He has since been bestowed trice the Teacher of the Year Award, and once The Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Lavine Hemlani: Founder & CEO of Accelerate Coding Bootcamps

Lavine is passionate about eliminating the financial barrier between education and opportunity for motivated learners to unleash their potential. Prior to Accelerate, Lavine co-founded FLYR and worked with deep learning start-up Thread Genius. Lavine began his career in investment banking in NYC at Lazard M&A and held roles at the following funds: Atlas, Marwar Capitaland Union Park Capital.


Tuesday, March 13th
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

10 Central Exchange Green, #02-02
Singapore 138649

Have an event? Submit it here

Similar events

Mar 21st 6:30 pm - AI Evening with IBM: Applied Deep Learning in Enterprise

Join SGInnovate and IBM as we explore the vast potential of deep learning through this four-part series.

Mar 21st 4:30 pm - How to Attract the Best Tech Talents for Your Startup

The war for tech talents is real. With large, established tech and non-tech companies and young startups all vying for the same talents, how can yours stand out from the crowd and attract the right people to take your business to the next level? In this talk, we will share how we helped a tech startup hire 50 talents and much more. Expect real case studies, tips and learning points to help you attract the talents you have been looking for.

Mar 21st 7:00 pm - How To Build, Lead & Scale An Effective Engineering Team

An evening discussing how to build an all stars engineering team. Learn alongside other leaders from across organisations and roles, and discover first-hand how to create your dream team.

Mar 22nd 12:00 pm - FOSSASIA Summit 2018

FOSSASIA Summit 2018 (March 22-25) is Asia’s leading Open-Tech conference for developers, companies, educators, and IT professionals. The aim of this annual event is to showcase the latest in open technologies, including Artificial Intelligence software, DevOps, Cloud Computing, Linux, Science, Blockchain and more.

Mar 22nd 10:00 am - In Conversation with Steve Guggs, Microsoft’s Corporate VP for AI Business

Join SGInnovate and Microsoft’s Corporate VP for AI Business, Steve Guggs, in an exclusive fireside chat on Microsoft’s latest developments in AI and how the company’s deep investments in the field are advancing the state of the art in machine intelligence and perception, enabling computers that understand what they see, communicate in natural language, answer complex questions and interact with their environment.

Mar 22nd 6:30 pm - Welltodo Founder Series

The first of its kind in Singapore, the Welltodo Founder Series will bring together next-level wellness business, forward-thinking brands, influencers and entrepreneurs from the region. Lauren Armes, Founder of Welltodo will welcome Kristina Karlsson (kikki.K), Rob Pachter (GuavaPass), and Karen Lim (Barre 2 Barre) to share their industry insights, strategies to grow and business and challenges they’ve faced along the way.

Mar 23rd 11:30 am - Kopi Chat: Ocean of Opportunities

Experts from Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Google Cloud will cover the challenges in the container liner business and how disruptive technologies tackle them.

Mar 27th 7:00 pm - Inside The Minds Of Brilliant Designers

This inspiring panel event series invites key players in Singapore’s design community to offer a rare insider’s look at how they work and create. From branding to user experience to city planning, panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a design point of view, how design thinking methods help with problem-solving, and much more.

Mar 27th 7:00 pm - Green Drinks: March Mingle

We have been very quiet because we have been taking a break! We are back for March, join us for a casual gathering and networking session. We can talk about anything.. everything, including the recently announced carbon tax! Join us!

Upcoming events