Ezri Carlebach

Speaker: Ezri Carlebach, Associate Partner, GW+Co., United Kingdom

With a background in public relations and corporate communications, Ezri Carlebach specialises in human-centred approaches to change. He has extensive experience in the education and training, arts and culture, and business innovation sectors.

Ezri consults on business design, organisational change and strategic communications, and writes articles, white papers and reports for clients in many sectors and for publications such as The Guardian and The Economist Intelligence Unit. Ezri has delivered a range of projects and strategic reviews for EU agencies, including a five-year editorial and communications contract for the European Training Foundation.

From 2013 to 2019 he served as Visiting Lecturer in Public Relations and Social Theory at the University of Greenwich, London, and is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland where he is Thematic Lead for AI and Emerging Technology. 

Abstract: “How Can NRENs Meet the Challenge of AI?”

In the past few years, the number of books, articles and news items about artificial intelligence (AI) changed from a trickle to a tidal wave. Every day there are new reports, numbers, claims and counter claims about AI’s impact on every aspect of human life, from public policy to business innovation, health care to the arts, space exploration to social justice.

This presentation will review some of the trends, statistics and stories about AI and its implementation. It will then present a framework which NRENs can use when they are considering how to plan and prepare for AI, or how to continue using AI if they have already started. This is not a technical presentation, and no specialist knowledge is required. It is about being human in the age of artificial intelligence.