Impact of AI on Global Trade and Policy

In recent years, we have witnessed increased advancement in the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Automation is shaping the future of how work is being done and has international business leaders wondering about the potential enormity of the impact on human labor, global trade, and policy.

Insights and collaboration in this field by leading California and Asia researchers addresses several key questions and challenges:

  • Where is the role of human capital in this evolving landscape?
  • How can organizations and global partners collaborate to support a new educational pipeline that cultivates human-oriented skills and growth?
  • How can the U.S. and global leaders work together in this new area, which has potential for mutual gain while mitigating some of its inevitable pitfalls?

Areas of Discussion:

  • Positives and negatives of AI in relation to human labor – the potential impact in replacing human input or monitoring certain industry job functions.
  • Utilization of AI to carry out predictive actions – improvements in purchasing and inventorying efficiencies, increasing the ability to determine which types of products are of immediate interest to the customer.
  • Physical replacement of humans with AI labor/robots – limitations remain, but technological advancements are rapidly increasing.
  • Use of AI to track health and safety – what will it potentially mean to how we do business in the future.

Panelist and Moderator

Muriel Clauson

Co-Founder , Anthill

Muriel Clauson is the co-founder of Anthill. Anthill’s technology provides a personal coach for every employee. Muriel has been an active speaker, advisor, and thought leader on the future of work and artificial intelligence. She has authored scientific publications, is a scientific advisor for several governments and organizations around the world, and is an advisory board member for Humans for AI. In the past year, Muriel has advised ambassadors, prime ministers, and presidents across four continents on their future of work policy. She has appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Conscious Company, and Forbes and is a speaker with emerging technology think-tank Singularity University. She speaks on technological change and the future of work globally with organizations including the World Bank, China’s SAI Task Force for Innovation, the Milken Institute, United States Embassies, the Aspen Institute, the InterAction Council, the Young Presidents Organization, Palo Alto Networks, Silicon Valley Bank and more. Muriel is completing her doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology at the University of Georgia and conducts research at Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. She is the director of a research initiative building the skills map (Oppticity) – a future-oriented approach to labor data.

Ralph Simon

Founder and Chairman, Mobilium Global

Ralph Simon has enjoyed a spectacular 30+ year career in music, music publishing, artist management, mobile entertainment, and mobile technology innovation. Well-known and highly respected in innovation tech and entertainment, Ralph has a formidable range of contacts and creative activities with musical talent around the world. His focus is finding new innovation/music creative talent, start-ups, social media ideation, and digitally driven entertainment innovations. As one of the founders of the global mobile entertainment and mobile social media industry, he is popularly known as "the father of the ring tone.”

In the 80s and 90s, he co-founded and grew The Zomba Group and Jive Records, acquired by Sony/BMG, to become the world’s most successful global independent music label, music publisher, producer management, and copyright owner of its era. He was then executive VP at Capitol Records and Blue Note in LA, helping break Radiohead in the USA. In the late 1990s, he founded the world's first international commercial ringtone service, sparking the start of the international mobile entertainment era.

Ralph and his business partner Rick Blaskey are currently developing The Virtuosos - a new generation of A&R-ed extraordinary virtuoso performers and musicians, whom they have discovered and creatively developed, from around the world. Ralph is also developing a global eSports initiative with artist managers who understand this key space.

Over the past 2+ decades, Ralph has become an in-demand keynote speaker and interviewer/moderator around the world. He is on the Advisory Board of the GSM Association, the global mobile industry body that organizes the annual Mobile World Congress and the UN’s World Summit Awards.

Founder and chairman of Mobilium Global - "the international cool hunters," he is based in London and travels frequently around the world to find great artists and what’s coming next.

Ralph is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).