In the heart of New York City, a landmark event unfolded, casting a spotlight on the paradoxical nature of Artificial Intelligence—its power to both generate and disrupt. The Ascend New York Metro Chapter curated an exceptional panel that navigated this complex discourse. The event, titled “Artificial Intelligence: Generative or Destructive,” was not just a discussion but a pivotal gathering that sought to chart the future of AI in the professional world.
Under the luminous glow of innovation that New York is renowned for, Dr. Lingfei (Teddy) Wu – CEO and Co-founder of Anytime AI, a master inventor and an AI leader, took center stage at Citi, 45 Hubert Street. With his profound insights, he unraveled the narrative that AI is not just a tool but a transformative force reshaping the very fabric of knowledge work.
Joining him in the conversation were Ritesh Bansal of Citi, whose expertise in risk analytic products brought a nuanced perspective on how AI influences decision-making in high-stakes environments, and Rima Safari of PwC, who illuminated the role of AI in driving analytical and strategic prowess within one of the world’s leading professional services networks.
Steering the discussion was Bee-Lian Quah of IBM, whose tenure as an associate partner equipped her with the acumen to moderate a discourse that treaded the fine line between AI’s potential for creation and the specter of its destructive capabilities.
The narrative of the event unfurled on October 4, 2023, as a confluence of curious minds and industry leaders gathered to dissect the impact of Generative AI on knowledge workers. The panelists explored the enigmatic ability of AI to generate new forms of knowledge and creative solutions, while also addressing the anxiety surrounding the displacement of traditional jobs.
This marketing story was not just about an event; it was an experience that promised to leave its attendees with a richer understanding of AI’s dualistic nature. It was a unique opportunity for professionals to engage with thought leaders at the forefront of AI’s integration into the knowledge economy.
The Ascend panel event was an invitation to be part of a critical conversation that will shape the future of work. It was an evening that witnessed the clash and fusion of ideas, a symposium where the future of AI was debated, deconstructed, and demystified. Attendees not only gained insights but also became part of a community ready to navigate the transformative tides of Generative AI.