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Lisbon, 18th April 2019

Vodafone organizes international conference dedicated to Artificial Intelligence

  • ‘Vodafone Business Conference – On our way to the future’ will take place on May 8th, at Alfândega do Porto
  • The futuristic Ayesha Khanna and Kriti Sharma, experts in Artificial Intelligence, are two of the invited speakers
  • Registrations can be made at

Vodafone organizes, on May 8, at Alfândega do Porto, an international conference dedicated to Artificial Intelligence (AI), technology that is seen by all the scientific community as the biggest technological disruption of the 21st century.

Counting with very relevant national and international names, Vodafone Business Conference – On our way to the future will host a discussion on the impact of AI in the future development of society, approaching topics such as ethics, the new human-machine dynamics, the impact of AI on jobs and how AI will shape companies’ structures.

Always at the forefront of innovation, and being AI a trend that is growingly present in people and enterprises’ lives, Vodafone sets the agenda for technology by openly discussing the challenges and opportunities that this technology brings.

Some of the names that will be at Vodafone Business Conference’s stage are Ayesha Khanna, CEO of the incubator ADDO AI in Singapore and author of “Hybrid Reality”, and Kriti Sharma, specialist in AI, 2017 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and is a Young Leader of the United Nations for the Sustainable Development Goals. The event is organized with Global Media Group and the media agency Wavemaker.

Dr. Ana Paiva, Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico Universidade de Lisboa and GAIPS’ leader at INESC-ID [Research and Development] and Elvira González Sevilla, Global Head of Insights, Commercial and Experience, from Vodafone Group, who will speak about the Trends Barometer, will also be present at the event.

The conference will have a website where all the contents are aggregated, and where attendees can sign up, starting today. All the information about the event is also available on that website:

The reference brands of Global Media Group – Diário de Notícias, Dinheiro Vivo, Jornal de Notícias and TSF – offer a strong editorial and promotional component to this project, making an analysis to the new AI era, its current inputs to business and the way that it is going to change every aspects of our daily lives – from work to transportation. These entities will also anticipate the topics that will be discussed and present the paths that are already being followed by AI all over the world.

In the conference day, Global Media Group will perform a full coverage of the event, including livestreaming. At the end of the event, a summary with insights from all the topics approached and speakers’ testimonies will be released.