Leading figures from Cisco, Facebook, Accenture and others talk about the future of technology at Web Summit 2016 in Lisbon

At the first staging of the Web Summit outside its native Ireland, tech figures from around the world have convened on Lisbon to discuss the future of innovation.

Paul Daugherty, CTO at Acccenture, talked about the present and future of AI and what impact it would have on business.

While some believe AI has the capability to make us more productive, protect us from cyberthreats and open up new markets, others have concerns that automation will impact jobs or even herald the end of the human race.

He told the audience that greater availability of big data would help advance AI and that there was no danger the tech would eliminate human jobs entirely.

CEO Carl Bass said the two major things in 3D printing s favour are that it could handle complexity and was easy to use, suggesting that areas like dentistry and jewellery were areas that could be immediately impacted.

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