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MBA Speaker Series: Ben Combes

"Can the Fourth Industrial Revolution and AI save the planet?"

An Alumni and supporters event
Date3 May 2018
Time18:15 to 19:15
PlaceBuilding:One Bateman Lecture Theatre

Scientists have identified that four of the nine Earth processes and systems - climate change, loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change and altered cycles in the globe's chemistry - have now crossed "boundary levels". While these challenges are urgent and unprecedented, they coincide with an era of unparalleled innovation and technological change - the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Talking through research, insights and interviews on his work at PwC and in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, Ben will explore the relevance to business and the challenges and opportunities this will bring, how markets will develop and how consumer preferences might evolve. He will also set out how the 4IR and, in particular, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help solve environmental challenges, from climate change to biodiversity.

The University of Exeter's, One Planet MBA invites you to May's guest lecture of the MBA Speaker Series:

"Can the Fourth Industrial Revolution and AI save the planet?"

A talk by Ben Combes*, Assistant Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, at PwC

Scientists have identified that four of the nine Earth processes and systems - climate change, loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change and altered cycles in the globe's chemistry - have now crossed "boundary levels". While these challenges are urgent and unprecedented, they coincide with an era of unparalleled innovation and technological change - the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Talking through research, insights and interviews on his work at PwC and in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, Ben will explore the relevance to business and the challenges and opportunities this will bring, how markets will develop and how consumer preferences might evolve.  He will also set out how the 4IR and, in particular, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help solve environmental challenges, from climate change to biodiversity.

Join us on Thursday 3rd May at 18.15 in Bateman Lecture Theatre, Building One, The Business School, Rennes Drive, EX4 4PU

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