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May 28 – 30, 2017

Workshop Presenters

Jean  Valin, APR, FCPRS, Hon. FCIPR

Public Relations by robots and artificial intelligence (AI)

Jean Valin, APR, FCPRS, Hon. FCIPR

Society is entering the second wave of job automation process- automation 2.0. This is the next wave for public relations work. Most of our operational tasks can and will be automated.

Software and algorithms can write complete and coherent content with minimal human intervention. Google can lip read hours of television news and summarize it. Analysis of complex and lengthy documents that formerly took 40 hours is now taking 4 minutes or less. Already media clippings and analysis can be done by AI, setting up and sending ‘stuff’ can be automated, we can create videos, audio and content with AI. So what does it all mean for public relations? Let’s explore it together and have a bit of fun looking into the not-too-distant future. Prepare to be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

Presenter: Jean Valin, APR, FCPRS, Hon. FCIPR

Jean Valin (APR, FCPRS, Hon. FCIPR) founded Valin Strategic Communications after a thirty-year career in the federal government - the last fourteen as a head of communications. He is a founding member and past chairman of the Global Alliance and has led several projects leading to the adoption of global standards.

He is co-editor of the textbook Public relations case studies from around the world. He is a lifetime member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and a past national President and recipient of the highest individual award- the Philip Novikoff memorial award for lifetime achievements.

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