Speaker "Robert COHEN" Details Back



Broad Industry AI-based Software Platforms for Autos and Health: Economic and Competition Implications


Automotive Grade Linux and healthcare initiatives are developing AI-based software platforms that can be used by many firms within a single industry. These platforms will create a broadly used infrastructure that allows the addition of proprietary applications. This should lower the costs of software development and promote the growth of a developer community. This session explores the economic and competitive implications of a shift to widespread AI-based software platforms and industry-level sensor networks.


Experienced empirical economist with over 30 years of experience. Brings extensive expertise in how emerging computing and communications technologies affect specific firms and the US economy. Recognized as an astute forecaster of the impact of emerging technologies, such as virtual worlds, broadband communications, cloud computing and the Internet of Things on GDP, jobs and skills. Dr. Cohen possesses an abundance of experience working with early enterprise adopters of computing and communications technologies in the financial services, aircraft, auto and pharmaceutical industries. He is former president and long-time member of Forecasters Club of New York and extensive experience forecasting how U.S. economic and international growth are affected by new technologies and changes in trade patterns. Former member of Steering Committee for Open Grid Forum and Advisory Committees to COMNET and UNIFORUM, conference organizations.