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Creating IT Futures: 2017 Summit

Washington State IT CTC faculty are invited to the Creating IT Futures 2017 Summit sponsored by the Center of Excellence. It will be taking place Thursday/Friday, May 18/19, 2017 at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. This is free for our faculty. Topics will include: Robotics & AI Program Development, Disruptive Technologies, IT Jeopardy, and how IT programs can get ready for a very different future… We’ll have an industry panel, marketing updates, a robotic demonstration, and more…

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Where is the Unified Global Approach to Ethics in Robotics and AI: If We Can’t Get Along Globally, How Will Our Artificially Intelligent Off-Springs?

Who determines the ethics and values that will drive functioning robots/AIs as they evolve into future action/decision-takers/makers globally? Ethical robotic organizations today can only address this with a dated one-liner from Asimov, “Do no harm to humans.” Don’t much larger, urgent questions about this loom?

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Robotics and Automation: A Retrospective and the Reality of Bot Nation

This Robotics/AI report has been researched and defined to enable IT program faculty across the state to consider the changes robotics and automation will bring to the workforce, as well as consider what kinds of program or curricular changes they might make to their current IT programs.

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2016 IT Jeopardy Champions: The IT Futures Summit

The IT Futures Summit of 2016 held its first annual IT Jeopardy Championship game. The three teams were competing for a chance for their photo/names/college/IT or CS program to be featured on the Center’s website. The winning team won quite handily…

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New Podcasts Series: WaInfoTechTalks Focusing on Disruptive Technologies

If you haven’t heard the Center of Excellence’s brand new podcast series you should. IT industry professionals and Maureen Majury, Center director, talk disruptive technologies impacting workforce and the future impact of these technologies including robotics, security, hacking, data and predictive analytics, the entertainment technology and more… They inform, forecast, and entertain. Go to WAInfotTechTalks.org and start listening.

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Creating IT Futures: 2016 Summit

Washington State IT CTC faculty are invited to the Creating IT Futures 2016 Summit sponsored by the Center of Excellence. It will be taking place Thursday/Friday, May 19/20, 2016 at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. This is free for our faculty. Topics will include: Dr. Li, IBM, will present on System T, Disruptive Technologies and how IT programs can get ready for a very different future… We’ll have an industry panel, marketing updates, a robotic demonstration, and more…

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Find Out About the CoE for ICT from Advisory Board Member, Valerie Goulds, Microsoft

Find out how the IT industry advisory board members and industry professionals as a whole help guide the direction of the Center of Excellence for Information & Computing Technology from Senior Support Escalation Engineer, Valerie Goulds.

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