In the early days of "Connected Cities", many technology companies employed the term to see how many sensors they could sell to municipalities. The early days drove healthy profit margins and introduced new public sector customers all over the world.
Innovation Forum programs delve into a cool or disruptive technology or a venture of interest to our audience of entrepreneurs, investors and technology enthusiasts. Led by innovators, thought leaders, researchers, and business luminaries, they often take the form of a panel presentation.
Audience participation is encouraged. As with all MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest events, Innovation Forums provide opportunities for attendees to share advice and network with peers.
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As the Spring session of the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest comes to a close, we thought it was only appropriate to consider the human and societal impacts of new machines and their interactions with humans. These interactions are already starting to take place, but what will change first and how does it impact our daily lives? What does this new world create in terms of communication opportunities?
Of course, this event will also include audience interaction--bring your smartphone and get ready to voice your opinion.
Machines and equipment are already making inroads into our society and are quickly putting their stamp on the labor market.
Within the labor market, these changes have been brought on by the drive for companies to be more efficient. Undoubtedly, these forces will continue and will reshape the frontier to determine what is possible for automated machines to manage in the workforce of the 21st century. While these machines have staggering potential, they must also be carefully examined through the lens of humanity and the greater good for our society.