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ai seminar - perry kinkaide

"the beginning of the end of the knowledge economy"

Presenter: Perry Kinkaide, President, Kinkaide Enterprises Inc. (KEI); CEO, Alberta Council of Technologies (ABCtech)

Abstract: "Analytics, big data, and the cloud were the for-runners to the emergence of machine learning, sensing and deciding apps, and pending artificial intelligence. This is but one of a host of emerging technologies that will significantly effect learning and working, shopping and play, plus deciding. This presentation will investigate the forces and sources of change and their current and anticipated socio-economic implications."

Bio: Perry Kinkaide, MSc, PhD, CMC is an accomplished manager and since retiring from KPMG Consulting in 2001, he has remained active as an advisor and director for several diverse public and private organizations. His most senior career positions include: former Managing Director of KPMG Consulting in Edmonton and Assistant Deputy Minister with the Alberta Government. He received his PhD in Brain Research from the University of Alberta.

Perry is the President of Kinkaide Enterprises Inc. (KEI), allocating venture capital and assigning operating officers to emerging technology-based, enterprises in Western Canada.  He is also currently the CEO of the Alberta Council of Technologies (ABCtech) that he founded in 2005. ABCtech is a non-profit Society of over 12,500 followers and embodies Perry’s continuing interest in the socio-economics of emerging technologies.

Perry is called on throughout Canada and the United States for his insight and foresight – often humorous and always provocative, on the socio-economic implications of emerging technologies. He was recognized in 2007 by Alberta Venture magazine as one of the 50 "most influential" Albertans.


ai seminar series

Fridays at noon, Amii and the Department of Computing Science host AI Seminars, engaging presentations on topics in the broad field of artificial intelligence. With speakers from the University of Alberta and other world-leading groups, the talks give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest trends and topics in research and development.

Seminars are open to the public, and no registration is required, though seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Topics range from foundational theoretical work to innovative applications of artificial intelligence technologies.

If you would like to present at an upcoming AI Seminar, please contact Colin Bellinger.

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