Diederick Croese

Exponential Technology

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Diederick Croese | CEO SingularityU Benelux
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How does this exponential changing world affect you? What are new converging technologies, why are they relevant for us? Diederick Croese will explain the key drivers of exponential change, such as Moore’s Law, the Law of Accelerating Returns and the 6D’s. Shift your mindset from linear to exponential and discover how exponential technologies can impact us as human beings.

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How does this exponential changing world affect you? What are new converging technologies, why are they relevant for us? Get familiar with the key drivers of exponential change, such as Moore’s Law, the Law of Accelerating Returns and the 6D’s. Shift your mindset from linear to exponential and discover how exponential technologies can impact us as human beings.

Designer babies, autonomous vehicles, addictive social media algorithms and seemingly biased Artificial Intelligence systems; technological developments bring about moral dilemmas and questions on the ethical framework of technology. As an 2018 Forbes article tells us: “Technology doesn’t police itself. New technologies require us to pay attention, voice our concerns constructively, and demand accountability when people are harmed.”

Exponential Technologies, like artificial intelligence are going to overhaul the way we live and work. But will the changes it brings be for the better? As the technology slowly develops whether it will end up doing us more harm than good is a question at the top of everyone’s mind.

Diederick Croese, CEO of SingularityU Benelux, will give an overview of developments in different exponential technologies, and will tie these technologies into questions on morality, desirability, and the future of what it means to be human.

Biography

Diederick Croese is co-founder of SingularityU Benelux. Previously he worked five years for Deloitte’s incubator where he co-founded Fast Ventures, a venture discovery technology (semantic search) to match larger companies with tech ventures, now part of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. During that period he co-launched Holland Festival Young, he co-founded Founder Institute Amsterdam a pre-seed start-up accelerator network from San Francisco and he was Executive Director of TEDxAmsterdam. He started his career as a lawyer, six years at Clifford Chance. He has a background in law (University of Amsterdam & Fordham University New York) and philosophy (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).

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