Global Panel executive lunch

November 6, 2019 | Dubai, UAE

For the MIT Technology Review Insights team, artificial intelligence (AI) is a primary area of our research. And so is the future of work. The two topics are very much intertwined: how will AI affect the way we live and work?

Through our MIT Technology Review Global Panel surveys, we have been exploring how global businesses and organizations are using AI today as well as how they are seeing work change—now and in the future.

Our research shows that organizations worldwide regard AI as having moved well beyond hype, with some 70% of survey respondents reporting that they’ve adopted, or plan to adopt, AI, and just 1% saying AI will have no value for their companies. From product development to customer service, from finance to HR, there are few corners of the business where big data, automation and machine learning are not having an impact.

At the same time, the majority of business leaders report that their companies will grow in terms of headcount, and indeed, that reducing staff costs is not the main driver for AI. Join us for a lively discussion on how AI is transforming the world of work. What does it mean for the Middle East? To what degree have you seen jobs changing, how should organizations prepare for what’s coming, and how do we make sure that the impact of technology on our organizational culture is a positive one?

Come share your own perspective and learn from informed peers.