Cognitive Learning - ‘Digital Evolution, Over Revolution’ | Jonathon Wright | TEDxWilmingtonSalon
Cognitive Learning - ‘Digital Evolution, Over Revolution’ | Jonathon Wright | TEDxWilmingtonSalon TEDx Talks
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 Published On Jan 12, 2018

In the digital reality, technology is no longer just the enabler and it is what it is to be human, the ability to continuously learn and evolve. The approaches and techniques that worked yesterday, may no longer be the optimum approach for the future. Historically, human processes have been based on linear, sequential activities highly suitable to be replaced by digital engineering practices such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL). However, robots are no longer mimicking human behaviours, but far surpassing our greatest expectations, traditional hardware and software are now becoming independent selfaware intelligent entities as they continue to journey towards the Singularity.

Organisations are investing in adopting cognitive services, these intelligent algorithms to understand and interpret your business needs through natural languages are help drive omni-channel delivery that are extremely responsive to customer sentiment. Blurring the boundaries between Multi Reality (MR), Augmented Reality(AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and the introduction of Virtual Personal Assistants (VPA) are becoming ever more prevalent and resilient in the face of unpredictable failure modes, whilst still being able to process huge amounts of unstructured data, embarking onto this third wave of artificial intelligence which is the art of abstract thinking.

In this session Jonathon will explore why the traditional approach to software development (DESIGN-BUILD-TEST) is transitioning and as the next generation we must embrace a new model that is selfaware (THINK-EVOLVE-LEARN). This paradigm; from idealisation to experimentation, rapidly proves the hypothesis. The critical feedback loop back from LEARN to THINK will unlock the next generation insight-driven approaches to the digitalization of processes, behaviours, experiences and interactions, resulting in continuously, adaptive, innovative, disruptive, intelligence. It is now our time to define the future at the forefront of this digital revolution, as digital citizens no longer bound by borders or countries, cryptocurrencies, dictatorships, information exchange (i.e. blockchain) it will be our digital economy.

It will only be our human intelligence, our unique approach to solution thinking, our compassion and creativity which makes us so distinctly human and will define the role that we have to play in this digital future. This talk will address that very question, why are we here and will you choose the path of uncertainty, worrying about half of our jobs disappearing? Or will you decide to harmonise and fusion your unique DNA blueprint with the machine and boldly embrace digital transcendence, becoming digitally ready for the next evolutionary wave of ultra-intelligence and become a digital pioneer! --

Digital therapist, thought leader, evangelist, author and futurist. Passionate about emerging technology & innovation (Cognitive Adoption, Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation).

Real-world insight into Digital Experiences (Smart Cities, IoT and Urban 4.0) at a number of international global conferences such as Gartner, Oracle, EuroSTAR, STAREast and STARWest. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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