Hype, hope or hazard?
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During the last months, generative AI has revolutionised the field of AI, allowing for the creation of new and innovative applications that were once unimaginable before.
This keynote explores history and future value that generative AI brings to companies and society, from creating lifelike visual and audio content to improving medical research and aiding in scientific discovery.
However, this talk also highlights the potential risks associated with generative AI for people and planet, including issues of misuse abd manipulation.
By balancing the opportunities and challenges of this cutting-edge technology, we can ensure a bright and responsible future and avoid another AI winter.
Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere is Adjunct Professor at Vlerick Business School. She holds a master degree in civil and industrial engineering and specialised in robotics and artificial intelligence during her studies. Over the last 30 years, she has worked for several multinationals on all aspects of data and analytics (IBM, Microsoft, SAP, SAS, etc). From a business consulting point of view, she is specialised in defining the AI business canvas, from potential value to predefined risks. With her understanding of the hindsight, insight and foresight of AI technologies, she also frequently acts as an expert and coach behind the scenes. In her public presentations and recent book, Mieke puts the focus on the demystification of the hype around AI. The State Secretary of Digitalisation, Mathieu Michel, appointed Mieke as "Digital Mind" in 2020. In 2022 and 2023, Mieke was runner-up in the selection "ICT Personality of the Year" in Belgium. Today, Mieke continues to share her vision on the future of AI as speaker on international radio, television, and conferences.
Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere
Mieke is an extraverted nerd, the engineer who balances profit, people and planet within all digitalisation efforts.