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Thursday, July 19, 2018

ISSIP Speaker Series: Digital Workers and Role of Meta in Digital Services

Via Sorin Ciornei, Series Chair, Cisco Systems
The digital worker and technological implications: The critical role of "meta" in digital services innovation and employment

Speaker:  Stephen F Heffner,

When:  Wednesday, July 25, 4:30pm - 5:15pm (UTC+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna  10:30 AM ET

Background:    An Expert witness, with report, deposition, & court testimony experience, in legal cases involving Enterprise & IT Architecture, software development & engineering, forensic analysis of code / data / text, Intellectual Property issues involving software, and contractual fulfillment / performance failure issues involving software.

Talk Overview Description: 

As a software inventor on the leading edge of automating software engineering, He has observed that the overall trend in technology is toward "meta" -- information about information.  Meta represents a level of abstraction thatprovides great power when dealing with any kind of pattern in manufacturing, scientific, commercial, and especially IT processes.  It is at the heart of all automation, and is a prerequisite for success in the application of Artificial Intelligence.

The implications for employment are profound.  It means that lower-level, repetitive tasks will be automated.  (As the creator of an Expert System that automates software engineering, He is one of the change agents in that process.) Those who can't handle the necessary abstraction to raise their level on the "meta" spectrum will lose out.

The implications for education are equally profound.  The educational establishment has seriously damaged our educational system; in particular, the ability to think clearly, analyze problems, and solve them has been virtually eliminated in favor of ideological indoctrination.  The result is that workers who can handle the new requirements of a "meta" economy will be harder and harder to find.

Zoom meeting Link:   https://zoom.us/j/314764585

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