About the Video


A presentation for translators and other professionals to help them understand the technology and its place in the future role of the professional

Within the next five years, artificial intelligence (AI) is set to automate many jobs, enable the radical analysis of Big Data, and provide an alternative means for interfacing with computers, online resources and organizations. Like it or not, due to exponential improvements in computer processing power and machine learning, AI is set to be as transformational as the Internet was 20 years ago. No professional can therefore afford to remain in “AI Denial”.

Specific topics covered in this webinar include:

  • AI as the new customer interface.
  • An introduction to the plug-and-play cloud AI services now available from Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM.
  • A review of those professional jobs most likely to be automated.
  • Strategies for “keeping up with the machine”. 

Christopher Barnatt has recently published a book entitled “Digital Genesis”. The future of computing, robots and AI.

All webinars are recorded: if you miss the live session, you will be able to view the recording later. Please ensure you have registered before the time of the webinar to ensure you receive the recording link.


Christopher Barnatt has been a professional futurist for over 20 years. He has published twelve books and numerous articles, with over 200 media contributions to broadcast, print and online programmes and publications. He runs the websites ExplainingTheFuture.com and ExplainingComputers.com, as well as associated YouTube channels that have received over 26 million video views.

For 25 years Christopher lectured in computing and future studies in Nottingham University Business School, where he spent seven years as Director of Undergraduate Programmes. He now delivers presentations for a wide range of organizations, with recent clients having included EY, KMPG and the UK Department for International Trade.

This is Christopher’s second webinar for eCPD. His first, on 3D printing received high praise. Here are just two comments from attendees:

“Utterly gripping. Quite apart from its usefulness in my translation work, Christopher is an excellent and engaging speaker, and the whole subject is fascinating. He showed how it all works, and how it is a burgeoning market with lots of opportunities for this technology.”

“A truly wonderful webinar with all the right ingredients: a really great topic, excellently structured and presented by a very good and entertaining speaker”


12 December 2017


2:00 pm UK time. Click here to see the time where you live. Please note that registrations close 60 minutes before the start time.

Duration: Approx. 60-70 minutes plus Q&A.

CPD points

The webinar earns one hour of CPD (ATA approved for one point). Our webinars and courses are officially accredited by the CPD Standards Board (in partnership with CIOL). Provider number  50057. Courses with eCPD Webinars are officially accredited by the Bureau Wbtv as ‘erkende opleiding’ (approved training).

Who should watch it?

Any person doing a professional job and who is interested in the future, as well as those keen to know the latest in AI from an IT perspective. The speaker will deliver two key messages to professionals: how fast things are moving, and how the human/interpersonal and creative side of jobs will become far more significant.

What are the benefits to you?

After the webinar you will be much more aware of the degree of automation reached by artificial intelligence. The issue is rapidly becoming much wider than translators, alone, with accountants, lawyers, doctors and many professionals starting to discover that many aspects of their jobs can be automated by AI, if not of course all of them.




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