CALGARY, ALBERTA – May 4, 2023 – Ian Beacraft is coming to INVENTURE$ 2023 in Calgary, May 31 – June 2 . He will be a featured speaker on Thursday June 1, 2023 speaking about ChatGPT and the near future of generative AI.

Ian Beacraft is considered one of the top voices in how artificial intelligence will impact work in the future and is the founder, CEO and chief futurist at Signal and Cipher, a strategic foresight and development agency. Brands he has advised during the past decade include Samsung, Intel, Coca-Cola, Google, Microsoft, Nike, and dozens more. Ian guides companies through the rapidly changing technology landscape to find meaningful routes to innovation that impact the bottom line, inspire cultural change, and create new products and services.

“The impacts of artificial intelligence on how we work and live are being felt every day, ChatGPT being a prime example,” says Laura Kilcrease, CEO of Alberta Innovates and the host of INVENTURE$. “It’s becoming standard in all businesses, not just in the world of tech, and we’re excited to welcome Ian Beacraft to INVENTURE$ to provide his insights on navigating the opportunities and pitfalls of AI.”

Ian is known for his ability to bring artificial intelligence and extended reality to life so audiences can understand the future of technology in actionable ways. He has spoken at SXSW, Masters and Robots, Febraban, CES, and the Immerse Global Summit.

A classically trained musician, Ian understands the magnitude of AI’s coming impact on human creativity. As a strategist and speaker, he strives to educate audiences on the real-world implications of emerging technologies so they can make informed decisions that positively shape our world and advance humanity.

INVENTURE$ is a global innovation experience hosted by Alberta Innovates to bring together the world’s brightest minds, angels, venture capitalists and industry leaders. Launched in 2018, INVENTURE$ is gaining global interest as the place to discover new technologies, talent, capital, customers and markets.

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