Keynote: Iron Man or Ultron: Is AI here to help us or hurt us?

Room 1
09:00 - 10:00

Talk (60 min)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most powerful and influential technologies of our time. It has the potential to transform various aspects of our lives, such as health, education, entertainment, and security. However, AI also poses significant challenges and risks, such as ethical dilemmas, social impacts, and existential threats. How can we ensure that AI is aligned with our values and goals? How can we prevent AI from becoming a source of harm or oppression? How can we foster a positive and collaborative relationship between humans and AI?

In this presentation, Scott Hanselman will explore these questions and more, drawing from his extensive experience as a software developer, blogger, podcaster, and speaker. He will provide examples of how AI can be used for good or evil, depending on the context and the intention. He will also share some best practices and guidelines for developing and deploying AI systems that are responsible, trustworthy, and beneficial. He will illustrate his points with references to popular culture, such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where AI characters like Iron Man and Ultron represent different visions of human-AI interaction. He will invite the audience to reflect on their own views and expectations of AI, and to join the conversation about how to shape the future of this technology. This abstract was written entirely by Bing.-

Scott Hanselman

Scott is a web developer who has been blogging at for over a decade. He works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland, Oregon. Scott has three podcasts, for tech talk, on developers' lives and loves, and for pop culture and tech media. He's written a number of books and spoken in person to almost a half million developers worldwide.