From fire to the wheel to the printing press and the Internet: there is no way to stop technology - it's always been around. The luddites were fearful of technology and tried to destroy any that would impact on their lives - sound familiar? It should. Today this thinking is apparent in almost every job, union and even government. Is there anything technology can't do - beating humans in games, diagnosing cancer better than the best surgeons, building houses in 24 hours or even cooking better?
We tend to think that technology can only replace blue collar labour, but that's already more than that. Jack Ma believes the best CEO of tomorrow could be a machine; and in Hong Kong there is already an AI board member afforded the same voting rights as it's human peers. Then there is Sophia the "robot" blurring the line between human and robot rights.
What does this mean for humans? How do we ensure relevance when almost anything can be automated and our jobs replaced? We need to rethink in terms of micro-tasks versus whole jobs - and then how we can work with not against technology. This is what this keynote is about: understanding this difference is crucial for the success of the 22nd generation business, leaders and as people. We will examine the things that machines find hard to do and where you will succeed by being human: humanness, ethics, compassion creativity and imagination.