2023 is the year of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Staying true to our passion for technologies and the fact we’ve built an AI-powered platform that helps remote tech professionals meet innovative companies, we organized an event dedicated to the rise of AI and what it would mean for the future of the labor market.
Thanks to our dream lineup of speakers and curious guests, the event turned out to be a huge success.
Why is it important?
Artificial Intelligence is now playing an increasingly bigger role, expected to permeate almost every aspect of our daily lives by 2025. Since 2020, AI has created 500,000+ new jobs around the world. What’s more, it’s predicted that there will be a employment demand of 97 million people in AI-related industries by 2025 (Source: Search Logistics).
AI already has huge implications for several business spheres, including medical research breakthroughs, climate research, and self-driving cars. The labor market will inevitably follow on in this trend.
This event has been made possible with the expertise of some of the leading digital specialists and tech influencers in the region.
First on stage was Iva Gumnishka – a social entrepreneur passionate about artificial intelligence and the role of humans in the AI world. Iva is also the Founder & CEO of Humans in the Loop and a member of the “Forbes 30 under 30” class of 2018.
In her talk “Natural Intelligence: The Job of the Future”, she covered the topic of AI systems that are trained by humans to process data, moderate content, and give feedback to their own models and improve them. She also spoke about the increasing importance of “natural intelligence” and how our human qualities will in fact power up the AI industry.
With a PhD in Explainable AI at the University of Cambridge, Botty Dimanov has dedicated his life to AI. His topic was “Augmented Intelligence: Humans & Machines Are Better Together”.
He illustrated that neither humans, nor machines are perfect, but we have the potential to form great complementary partnerships. He predicted that there will be a new type of ‘role’ emerging in the coming decade that will mean we will all have to adapt and develop new skills to thrive in a changing hybrid ecosystem – skills that are different from those we might imagine.
Following the two presentations, the event hosted a panel discussion on our main topic “Artificial Intelligence and The Future of Work” featuring:
Ivan Danielov – Chief Technical Officer at Humans in the Loop, and a passionate data scientist
Georgi Kostadinov – co-founder and CTO of Kelvin Health
Christo Peev – Motion Software CEO and EVP & Global Head of Innovations at Exadel
Special thanks to the moderator of this discussion – Irina Obushtarova, the CEO and co-founder of the most prominent digital media for the innovation landscape in Central and Eastern Europe, The Recursive.
The night continued with a round of networking, delightful cocktails and a wonderful music selection. A shout out to our hosts at City Stage!
We are proud to have gathered over 300 people, including curious students, established technocrats and software business executives. Thank you all for coming, but most of all, for being such an active part of this important and fascinating conversation. Looking forward to seeing you again at one of our future events!
Up next – Motion Software takes its event series to Bulgaria’s digital nomad capital – Bansko. If you happen to be in the area, don’t hesitate to join us.