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Former Wikimedia Executive Director, Lila Tretikov, to Present in Toronto at AiDecentralized Summit

Published: May 11th, 2018 By:
Lila Tretikov

Lila Tretikov, former CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation, will join with some of the world’s top thought leaders in blockchain and artificial intelligence at AiDecentralized, the first in a series of global summits initiated by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Now less than two weeks away, the full-day event is designed to connect the artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain communities, with the promise of compelling insights into just what’s possible when two revolutionary technologies come together for a common goal. Each is transformative on its own, but together blockchain and AI achieve a synergy that has critical implications for data accountability, security, and oversight.

Tretikov is CEO of Terrawatt Initiative, an organization that unites technology, finance, and policy in an effort to remove the legal, political, and technical barriers to clean energy. An entrepreneurial strategist with a passion for using technology to positively impact the planet, she draws from a diversity of experiences in technology, design, and international commerce to advise business leaders on navigating the new consumer landscape. An award-winning innovator, Tretikov advanced the modernization of global knowledge through AI in her former role as Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the organization responsible for Wikipedia.

Top speakers from across the globe

AiDecentralized takes place on May 22nd in Toronto at the storied Fairmont Royal York. The five-star event features presentations by the experts in today’s two hottest technologies, including Irakli Beridze, Head of the United Nations Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (UNICRI), Silvio Micali, ACM Turing Award recipient, Marc Lijour, ColliderX and Canadian Blockchain Co-founder, and Neil Sahota, IBM Master Inventor and World Wide Business Development Leader in the IBM Watson Group.

“AI is being hailed as the 3rd generation of computing,” says Sahota. “A truly transformative technology, and one of the most impactful things ever created, it will change the way we use, and think of, machines.”

ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field’s premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.

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