Where are we and where are we going with artificial intelligence?
Mar 22, 2023
Laurie Weston
Where are we and where are we going with artificial intelligence?
"Artificial Intelligence", AI, is everywhere and is changing our lives. It is also developing fast with little to no oversight. What is AI? How do humans benefit - or not? This presentation will touch on the current state of AI, and some of what is in store for us.

Laurie didn’t know it when she was a little girl, but she is passionate about data – to be more specific, revealing meaning from data. This passion started out as a fascination for science and “outer space”. She eventually found herself studying math, physics, and astronomy at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, migrating to geophysics when interesting jobs in the oil and gas industry appeared on her radar.

During her 34-year (and counting) career in oil and gas exploration, Laurie has seen the industry and related scientific methods and motivation evolve steadily, both as an active participant in this evolution and as an observer. Now, she runs Sound QI Solutions Ltd., the geophysical software and consulting company that she founded in 2007. She has accepted numerous awards for her contributions and speaks at events and conferences around the world. In 2016, she was the Canadian Society for Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) Distinguished Lecturer, presenting her work at more than 30 industry and academic venues across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.

Laurie’s involvement in BIG Media arose from her passion for data, logic, and informed decision making. “The world is connected in so many ways these days, let’s use that connection to make it a better place.”