Sensors Midwest 2018: Is Technology Turning Humans Into Robots?


One of the concerns society has regarding modern technology is human obsolescence, meaning there may be a threat that all human activities can be done by robots and machines. Perhaps the work activities, but don’t expect to see robots chugging beers in your local bistro while arguing over sports scores or politics.


This is a valid concern in as much as certain jobs will be gone, but technology will open other opportunities and possibilities. Before going further on that point, let me pass on some iron-clad reliable advice. If anyone ever tells you technology will give you more free time to enjoy whatever you might choose to enjoy, don’t believe them, ignore that person, then put him, her, it, or all three on your personal and permanent pay-no-mind list. Be that as it may, technology will open more opportunities for work, both fulfilling and mindless.

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Concepts and technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are driving us forward to an automated world, perhaps a totally autonomous, machine-guided globe. One could shun these advancements or get with the program and evolve into a brighter future. Success for that future comes with education, which leads to a better understanding of how these technologies work and the benefits that are possible. You could sit home and read all the biased and unbiased info on the internet, or, dare I say it, read a book, all of which is the hard way of acquiring the knowledge you need. There is a more reliable, easy, simple, downright no-brainer solution.


At Sensors Expo Midwest 2018, on Tuesday, October 17, 2018 from 10:10 am to 11:00 am, you can get what you need by attending the session titled “How Modern Technology Makes Human Workers as Efficient as Robots” in Theater 2. Marc Gyongyosi, Founder & CEO of Intelligent Flying Machines, will walk attendees through the wide world of computer vision, machine learning, and edge computing.


During this session, Marc will discuss the recent advances in computer vision, machine learning, and edge computing. He will introduce the audience to these technologies, their capabilities, and their benefits. He will then highlight a selection of successful implementations of these technologies as well as the corresponding business results. Finally, Marc discusses recent advances in his company’s Intelligent Perception Systems, and how the company is commercializing the series.


Alright, so your curiosity is piqued and anxiety levels are escalating because you want and need to learn more. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to do that very simple two-step dance:

  1. Register for Sensors Midwest 2018.
  2. Attend the “How Modern Technology Makes Human Workers as Efficient as Robots” session, Tuesday, October 17, 2018 from 10:10 am to 11:00 am in Theater 2


Also, checkout the conference schedule for related sessions and the exhibitor lineup for presentations of the latest sensors and sensor-related products plus a plethora of other technologies.