Business Strategy

The Cognitive Human Enterprise: When AI, the Metaverse and Humanity Collide [MAICON 22]

Domhnaill Hernon
Course Duration: 45 minutes
Released: August 2022
Level: Beginner
There exists a false narrative today that Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are replacing humans in the workplace. In fact, the reality is very different where ML and AI are being deployed at scale,and yet industry are hiring more than ever.

There is, however, a massive gap within industry around enhancing and leveraging human creativity and unlocking human potential at scale. Humans have knowledge, understanding and wisdom that machines and algorithms don’t have and we need to tap into that knowledge to create more value for society. However, machines and algorithms can perform certain tasks at a speed and scale that humans can never achieve.

In this talk, Domhnaill will give examples where AI enhances human creativity, and how we fuse art and technology to bring together the very best of humanity with the best of technology. He will also share EY's work fusing the physical and the virtual, and placing humans@center in the evolving Metaverse landscape.

This Course is a recording of one of the main stage talks at the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Conference (MAICON), which was held in August 2022.
Meet Your Instructor

Domhnaill Hernon

Domhnaill Hernon is an award-winning technology, innovation and creativity executive. Hernon received an undergrad in Aeronautical Engineering and a PhD in Aerodynamics from the University of Limerick and an executive MBA from Dublin City University, Ireland. He is the global lead and co-founder of a new imitative at EY to create the Cognitive Human Enterprise. This is a pioneering new approach combining massively multidisciplinary collaboration and full-spectrum diversity to maximize organizational cognitive flexibility. Prior to that, he founded a new initiative to fuse art and engineering/science to develop solutions that humanize technology while at Nokia Bell Labs. Hernon’s work has been featured in Wired Magazine, Times Square, SXSW, Nasdaq, MWC, Ars Electronica, TEDx, and Inspirefest to name just a few, and he advises innovation and cultural programs globally.

Global Lead, Cognitive Human Enterprise, EY