Closing Plenary Panel & Valedictory
University of California
Federal Geographic Data Committee
National Remote Sensing Centre
Global Geospatial Information Management
CRC for Spatial Information
* Tentative Speaker
Closing Plenary Panel: Geospatial Industry Moving Forward
Stakeholders of geospatial industry are being challenged by developments across several fields – artificial intelligence, digital engineering, augmented reality, business intelligence and many others. With the infinite computing capacity of the cloud, automation has been regarded as the answer to derive intelligence from today’s explosion of data. From one perspective, it looks like the machines are taking over our industry.
As the advancements of artificial intelligence will not slow down, now is the right time for geospatial industry to acknowledge the rise of smarter machines and embed computing into our workflows for added insight. Leveraging artificial intelligence not only will provide greater understanding of the complexity around us; it opens up plethora of possibilities and opportunities to the industry.
Machines will continue to rise; society and economy are already data-driven. The question is not about whether the industry is ready or not. The real question to be answered is where do we go from here?