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High School TECHTalks Series

Robot judges, robot priests and robots flipping burgers, these are just some of the areas of research currently offering machine replacements for functions performed by people. What does technological advancement mean for jobs of the future? Join us for an evening of presentations and lively discussion about what careers high school learners should consider getting into and more importantly, what skills may be critical in the next 10 or 20 years.

“In the future, there will not be a shortage of doctors, lawyers, analysts or teachers, there will be a shortage of people in those roles that can tell computers what to do."
- G20 YEA 2017, Published on Jun 12, 2017  

So what has changed? Why do we need a TechTalk? Google didn't exist 20 years ago, YouTube is 12 years old and Twitter is 11. Technology has rapidly become a significant part of our daily lives and this trend is set to continue. Home phones became mobile phones and mobile phones are no longer just used to make calls, they are used in banking, fitness, education, social media, health and much more. Artificial intelligence already helps us with our online searches, our online payment systems, and our voice-activated entertainment systems. Driverless cars, cybersecurity, and machine learning are all growing fields of interest, for both arts and science majors, as traditional manufacturing jobs decline. Meet with technology professionals to hear how they ended up in their chosen fields and ask questions about these new jobs. Ultimately, let's have a more informed dialogue with high school learners about what they want to do when they grow up, after all, the world has changed so much in the last 20 years.

This is a private function.

Earlier Event: September 23
Datathon - Brock University
Later Event: November 17