Will you be replaced, assimilated, or master of your domain?

Aspartame, Bitcoin, machine learning or artificial sweeter, artificial currency and artificial intelligence. They all sound well, artificial. So Aspartame causes cancer, Bitcoin is only an investment the wealthy can afford to lose money on, and everyone is still trying to figure out what to do with AI. Our responsibility, as professionals, is to determine if artificial intelligence is a good thing or a bad thing for our industry. In this presentation, we will take a look at artificial intelligence as it is today, where the engineers want to take it, and the possibility of that happening in our lifetime. The audience will have a better understanding of how to define artificial intelligence, what indicators to track in the industry, and how best to use this technology. With this understanding, they will be able to answer the question “is it good for our industry?” today and over time.

What can the audience expect to learn?

This presentation will educate the audience on the science of artificial intelligence and how it applies to the TechComm industry. This is not a technical presentation. It is a presentation that will equip you with key indicators to watch as artificial intelligence progresses. This will prepare you to make the decision if you should incorporate the technology into your skill set, so that you can stay relevant in today’s changing environment. You will know if this is a tool to use for content written by humans intended for human consumption. In short, it will set you on the path of becoming masters of your domain.

Meet the presenter

Christopher Ward, V.P. of Sales and Marketing at WebWorks, specializes in helping teams accomplish big things by better aligning departmental processes with overall company strategies. Christopher’s experience in strategy development began as an Analyst for U.S. Army Intelligence and then later moved in to the corporate world when working for Dell computers. His diverse experiences allow Christopher to recognize industry trends to discover untapped potential in a company’s overall business strategy. Christopher has been working in the Technical Communications industry for 8 years and has presented on a global stage over topics ranging from generating revenue from documentation to how to present your business case to the highest level. His personal mission is to increase the value of technical communication departments in the organizations they serve.

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