A distributed systems practitioner and machine learning enthusiast, Ali currently is a solution architect building web-scale solutions that handles more load than StackOverflow. A performance and scalability junkie, he loves HTTP, API design and business-modelling DDD-style. He is an author, blogger and OSS contributor and enjoys Natural Language Processing on Big Data and has published a couple papers in the field of Machine Vision. An interesting fact about him is that he started his career as a Medical Doctor and gave that up for the love of coding.
Today, digital products and companies are not just changing the way we live our lives, but also playing an increasingly influential role in public policy and governance. We have reached a point where consumer goods produced by technology industries are beginning to reshape what it means to be Human.
This year, we are going to explore advances in biohacking and transhumanism and their implications for humankind. Will they be to our benefit, further enhancing quality of life? How mindful should we be of the potential social and ethical pitfalls whilst we transform?