Should we be worried that Artificial Intelligence could be too human like? That Uber is going to take over potato farms? How has 105-year-old IBM kept up so well with the technology?

Amy Webb, futurist and author of The Signals are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe is Tomorrow’s Mainstream, will share her thoughts on this as one of the keynote speakers at INMA World Congress, May 21-23, in New York City.

Amy Webb, futurist and author of "The Signals are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe is Tomorrow’s Mainstream," will discuss AI and other technologies at INMA's World Congress in New York City.
Amy Webb, futurist and author of "The Signals are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe is Tomorrow’s Mainstream," will discuss AI and other technologies at INMA's World Congress in New York City.

Webb is the founder of the Future Today Institute, an adjunct professor at New York Universitys Stern School of Business, and was a 2014-15 Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

Here are a couple of glimpses into her train of thought, on AI:

And on the Uber/potato connection:

At World Congress, Webb will discuss IBM. If ever there was a legacy company that could be disrupted, it’s the 105-year-old IBM. Yet despite decades of constant change and disruptions, IBM today is at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI). How did the company develop ways of evaluating new ideas, look ahead, not be surprised by change, and yet get work done day by day?

Webb will discuss with INMA delegates how media companies specifically can plan around the rise of AI, machine learning, bots, and the Internet of Things.