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Strozier Faculty Lecture: The Coming Disruptive Impact of Technology on Business and Society

Please join us February 21th at 12:15 p.m. for the 2019-2020 Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture: "The Coming Disruptive Impact of Technology on Business and Society" by Dr. Michael Cuellar from the Enterprise Systems and Analytics department.

By enabling capabilities such as global outsourcing and the replacement of human workers in low skilled repetitive jobs, technology has already had a disruptive effect on society. Artificial Intelligence (AI), the ability of a machine to interact with its environment and take independent action to achieve its goals, is poised to accelerate these impacts. For example, the program Alpha Zero surpassed human capabilities in playing chess and, in fact, demonstrated better strategies for game play, IBM’s program Watson defeated the best human players on the game show Jeopardy, and driverless vehicles are being rapidly developed. Coupled with other technologies such as Data Analytics and the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence technology is poised to make disruptive changes to society that will transform all our lives. Dr. Cuellar discusses the progress of these disruptive technologies and their impact on employment, wage rates, and society while also highlighting the ethical issues involved in using these technologies.

Faculty, staff, students and community members welcome. Strozier Faculty Lectures are held in the Ogeechee Theater on the Armstrong Campus. The Robert I. Strozier series honors Professor Emeritus of English Robert Strozier who served the Armstrong community for more than four decades.


Friday, February 21 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Student Union (Armstrong Campus), Ogeechee Theater
11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419

Event Type

Lectures and Guest Speakers


Armstrong Campus


Parker College of Business



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