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Clara Shih to Discuss the Impact of Automation at Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2016 (#FortuneTech)

Artificial Intelligence HeadshotsHearsay Social CEO and founder Clara Shih (@ClaraShih) will join Adam Nash (@AdamNash), president/CEO of Wealthfront; Sallie Krawcheck (@SallieKrawcheck), CEO/co-founder of Ellevest; and Aydin Senkut (@ASenkut), founder/managing director of Felicis Ventures, for a lively discussion on the impact of artificial intelligence at 2016 Fortune Brainstorm Tech (@BrainstormTech) this week in Aspen, Colo.
Other scheduled conference speakers include Robert Iger, chairman/CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, and Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code.
Clara’s panel, titled “Artificial Intelligence: Can a Machine Make You Millions?” and moderated by Fortune assistant managing editor Adam Lashinsky (@AdamLashinsky), will address the current and future influence of automation on the workforce. Are machines better than humans when it comes to work? Why not both? Cognitive systems are bringing new levels of automation and productivity to a broad range of fields, from financial services to manufacturing. The panelists will discuss how these emerging technologies will change how consumers buy, businesses operate and investors fund companies.
As witnesses to how technology and big data are changing workplace fundamentals at lightning speed, the topic of automation and robots versus (or co-existing with) humans is a hot one, with sweeping cultural and social implications for both the current and future generations. Most recently, global consulting firm McKinsey & Company published initial conclusions from research on the degree to which automation will replace work activities performed by humans across a multitude of industries. Check out the full article from McKinsey, “Where machines could replace humans – and where they can’t (yet),” and a summary published in Fortune.
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Hearsay Social CEO Clara Shih to speak alongside execs and influencers at Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2014

Every summer, Fortune gathers the top thinkers across technology and media at Fortune Brainstorm TECH in Aspen, Colorado to exchange ideas about the future of business. We’re proud to reveal that–for the third year running–Hearsay Social CEO Clara Shih will be one of the event’s key speakers.

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At Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2013, from left to right: Clara Shih, CEO and Founder, Hearsay Social; Adam Pisoni, CTO and co-founder, Yammer; Todd Pierce, EVP Operations and Transformation, Salesforce.com; Deep Nishar, SVP Products and UE, LinkedIn; and Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote

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Next week, Clara will be joining an esteemed group of speakers including CEOs John Chambers of Cisco, Daniel Ek of Spotify, Aaron Levie of Box, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Jonah Peretti of BuzzFeed, and Kevin Systrom of Instagram, as well as Starbucks Chief Digital Officer Adam Brotman and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Vice Chairman James Lee.
On Tuesday, July 15 at 9:45 AM, Clara along with John Chambers (CEO, Cisco) and Maria Klawe (President, Harvey Mudd College) will take the stage to discuss the state of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The session will be moderated by Colin Bodell (Chief Technology Officer, Time Inc.).

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