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Byron Reese Inventor; Technologist; Author; Entrepreneur; Eternal Optimist

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  • Talking Back to ChatGPT
  • AI & Employment - "How Robots Create Human Jobs"
  • AI & Employment - "The Future of Work"
  • Techno-Optimism - "The Coming Golden Age of Humanity"
  • Techno-Optimism - "How to Change the World for Centuries to Come"
  • Techno-Optimism - "Big Data and the Perfectibility of Humanity"
  • Business & Leadership - "How to Innovate in a Rapidly Changing World"
  • Business & Leadership - "The Next Seven Years"
  • Technology & Education - "The Future of Education"

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  • 2021 WASTED: How Humans Squander Time, Money, and Natural Resources, and What to Do About It
  • 2018 The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity
  • 2013 Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War

Speaking across the globe, Byron brings great enthusiasm and talent for deciphering our common destiny and unlocking business opportunities within it. As a successful entrepreneur and award-winning futurist, Byron employs his perspective as a historian, futurist, and technologist to illuminate how the technology of today can solve some of our most daunting global challenges.

As a futurist, he understands the unprecedented technological change upon us and explores the dramatic transformation of society it will bring. As a technologist and entrepreneur, he knows how to manage change and inspire innovation, while still meeting the immediate obligations and realities of operating a business.

Byron speaks around world to both technical and non-technical audiences, and his keynotes and appearances include SXSW and TEDxAustin, Fortune500 companies (Google, Dell, FedEx, Nvidia, Johnson & Johnson), universities (Rice University of Texas, Queen’s University, TWU) and futurist conferences (TimeMachine, PICNIC Festival in Amsterdam, Wolfram Data Summit, and the IEEE Conference) among others.

Byron has enjoyed a wide range of success over 30 years, including two NASDAQ IPOs as well as the sale of three companies he founded. He has written six books that have been translated into a dozen languages.

A highly sought-after keynote speaker, enlightening attendees across nations, Byron is an indemand forward thinker in his field.

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