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Alex Salkever

Alex Salkever

Keynote Speaker: Advanced Technology Futurist, Author of "The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future"

Alex Salkever Biography

What does the future look like? Alex Salkever has been thinking and writing about this for two decades, covering AI, green energy, genetic engineering, cloud computing, self-driving cars and more.

A former BusinessWeek editor, he is the author of four award winning books examining the impact of technology on society and our personal well-being, including “The Driver in the Driverless Car: How our Technology Choices Will Create the Future” and “Your Happiness Was Hacked.”

Salkever has worked as a senior technology executive for multiple technology companies in Silicon Valley and contributes articles to leading publications including Fortune and Foreign Affairs.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Alex Salkever and other top speakers and celebrities.

Alex Salkever Speaking Topics

AI and the Future of Technology Infrastructure: It’s All Going to Change

The runaway success of ChatGPT, Stabile Diffusion, Midjourney and other generative AI systems has taken the new technology genre mainstream at lightspeed. But even though generative AI might seem like magic, there is a lot that has to happen behind the curtain for the Wizard to work. Already, the ChatGPT busy message is a common occurrence. Generative AI is incredibly compute intensive and combines heavy requirements for both massive data crunching in the cloud and localized, specialized data for specific contexts and use cases. Increasingly, as it becomes a part of every application — which is clearly the intent of Microsoft, the part owner of OpenAI — answers will need to be delivered quickly and crisply — as if we were actually talking to another person. To make this possible, we will need a total overhaul of our technology infrastructure. This talk will cover how the insatiable demand for AI will impact data centers, wireless networks, servers, devices, cloud computing, networking, and many other related aspects of infrastructure.

The AI Cheat Code: How ChatGPT (and AI Tools) Will (and Won’t) Forever Alter Human Work

In 2022, AI finally broke through to the mainstream and began to impact in obvious and meaningful ways our work. ChatGPT took the world by storm and upended the status quo. High school students used it to write college essays. Respected news publications tried it out for original articles. Executives began to use it to draft emails. Marketers started using it to write blogs and social media posts. Its output was astonishingly convincing. Except when it was factually incorrect, unoriginal and formulaic. ChatGPT will make us far more efficient for many tasks. But it will not replace humans and usually will become an extension of their wisdom. And that’s the key to understanding AI writ large, and its role for the next five years — the cheat code. AI can give humans superpowers but you have to understand its limitations to unlock its true magic. This talk will trace the origins of AI, the incredible breakthroughs of Deep Learning and modern AI, cover the limitations of current AI and provide guidance and insight on how AI will change human work in the near and long-term — and what that might mean for you.

Will AI Make Us Stupid and Other Relevant Questions to Ask Before We Buy In

With the rise of generative artificial intelligence, many creative tasks are now being outsourced to deep learning systems. Companies are rushing to embed AI into all manner of tasks. Some are low-value, such as responding to emails and analyzing customer sentiment or writing short abstracts. But we are also seeing people experiment with AI as a wholesale replacement for writing blogs, creating charts and graphics, and building powerpoint presentations. Is this healthy or good? What are the secondary and tertiary benefits of the creative process that make us better thinkers and more creative people — and will AI atrophy this muscle in catastrophic ways? What are the potential longer term impacts of AI on our brains?

What Happens When Energy Is Free?

The costs of creating and storing energy are rapidly dropping. Solar panel and wind power pricing is plunging. Batteries are quickly becoming more efficient, storing more power per square meter at a lower cost. And a host of new battery technologies are on the horizon. We have already seen what happens when certain things that used to be expensive become free. On the internet, knowledge became more or less free with the rise of Google (and it will become even more free with the improvements in AI like ChatGPT). This unleashed a torrent of innovation. In many industries, much lower energy costs unlock amazing possibilities — for example, today, many of the energy intensive industries like aluminum production and data centers are located in areas with cheap power even though those locations may be far from customers and create other costs. Air travel is totally bound by energy density calculations. Clean water becomes easy to make with cheap energy. So what will a world look like when energy is free and how will this change society and business?

The Coming Age of Hyper-Personalized Everything, From Vegetables to Clothes to House Design to Genetically Modified Kids

Hyper-personalization is like nuclear fusion — always 20 years away. But a host of breakthrough technologies have brought us to the brink of hyper-personalized reality. In medicine, it is now possible to affordably analyze DNA and prescribe treatments that work best for our specific genes (and, equally important, not waste time on treatments that don’t work). In food, CRISPR has made it incredibly easy to edit the genes of crops without adding alien DNA, unlocking the ability to create foods that match our nutritional needs. CRISPR is also unlocking novel gene therapies that will be highly personalized to treat specific conditions and even improve our kids by making them taller, smarter, and more resilient. The cost of 3-D printing is plummeting, leading to the emergence of affordable and infinitely customizable printed homes made from novel materials. Naturally, in the era of AI and chatbots, our interactions wiith information will be massively personalized and we will all truly live in an Internet of one. This talk looks at the future of hyper-personalziation, what it means for us, and the promise and peril of this exciting era.

Alex Salkever Videos

Hacking Back Our Happiness | Alex Salkever | TEDxSonomaCounty ...
Your Happiness Was Hacked: Alex Salkever
Alex Salkever Keynote - AI, Communications and You

How to book Alex Salkever?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alex Salkever for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Alex Salkever, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alex Salkever or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Alex Salkever?

Booking fees for Alex Salkever, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alex Salkever, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Alex Salkever?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alex Salkever for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alex Salkever for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alex Salkever or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alex Salkever or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Alex Salkever is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Manufacturing, Technology and Futurism. The estimated speaking fee range to book Alex Salkever for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Alex Salkever generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jana Eggers, Erik Qualman and Ben Pring. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alex Salkever for an upcoming event.

Alex Salkever Speaking Topics

  • AI and the Future of Technology Infrastructure: It’s All Going to Change

    The runaway success of ChatGPT, Stabile Diffusion, Midjourney and other generative AI systems has taken the new technology genre mainstream at lightspeed. But even though generative AI might seem like magic, there is a lot that has to happen behind the curtain for the Wizard to work. Already, the ChatGPT busy message is a common occurrence. Generative AI is incredibly compute intensive and combines heavy requirements for both massive data crunching in the cloud and localized, specialized data for specific contexts and use cases. Increasingly, as it becomes a part of every application — which is clearly the intent of Microsoft, the part owner of OpenAI — answers will need to be delivered quickly and crisply — as if we were actually talking to another person. To make this possible, we will need a total overhaul of our technology infrastructure. This talk will cover how the insatiable demand for AI will impact data centers, wireless networks, servers, devices, cloud computing, networking, and many other related aspects of infrastructure.

  • The AI Cheat Code: How ChatGPT (and AI Tools) Will (and Won’t) Forever Alter Human Work

    In 2022, AI finally broke through to the mainstream and began to impact in obvious and meaningful ways our work. ChatGPT took the world by storm and upended the status quo. High school students used it to write college essays. Respected news publications tried it out for original articles. Executives began to use it to draft emails. Marketers started using it to write blogs and social media posts. Its output was astonishingly convincing. Except when it was factually incorrect, unoriginal and formulaic. ChatGPT will make us far more efficient for many tasks. But it will not replace humans and usually will become an extension of their wisdom. And that’s the key to understanding AI writ large, and its role for the next five years — the cheat code. AI can give humans superpowers but you have to understand its limitations to unlock its true magic. This talk will trace the origins of AI, the incredible breakthroughs of Deep Learning and modern AI, cover the limitations of current AI and provide guidance and insight on how AI will change human work in the near and long-term — and what that might mean for you.

  • Will AI Make Us Stupid and Other Relevant Questions to Ask Before We Buy In

    With the rise of generative artificial intelligence, many creative tasks are now being outsourced to deep learning systems. Companies are rushing to embed AI into all manner of tasks. Some are low-value, such as responding to emails and analyzing customer sentiment or writing short abstracts. But we are also seeing people experiment with AI as a wholesale replacement for writing blogs, creating charts and graphics, and building powerpoint presentations. Is this healthy or good? What are the secondary and tertiary benefits of the creative process that make us better thinkers and more creative people — and will AI atrophy this muscle in catastrophic ways? What are the potential longer term impacts of AI on our brains?

  • What Happens When Energy Is Free?

    The costs of creating and storing energy are rapidly dropping. Solar panel and wind power pricing is plunging. Batteries are quickly becoming more efficient, storing more power per square meter at a lower cost. And a host of new battery technologies are on the horizon. We have already seen what happens when certain things that used to be expensive become free. On the internet, knowledge became more or less free with the rise of Google (and it will become even more free with the improvements in AI like ChatGPT). This unleashed a torrent of innovation. In many industries, much lower energy costs unlock amazing possibilities — for example, today, many of the energy intensive industries like aluminum production and data centers are located in areas with cheap power even though those locations may be far from customers and create other costs. Air travel is totally bound by energy density calculations. Clean water becomes easy to make with cheap energy. So what will a world look like when energy is free and how will this change society and business?

  • The Coming Age of Hyper-Personalized Everything, From Vegetables to Clothes to House Design to Genetically Modified Kids

    Hyper-personalization is like nuclear fusion — always 20 years away. But a host of breakthrough technologies have brought us to the brink of hyper-personalized reality. In medicine, it is now possible to affordably analyze DNA and prescribe treatments that work best for our specific genes (and, equally important, not waste time on treatments that don’t work). In food, CRISPR has made it incredibly easy to edit the genes of crops without adding alien DNA, unlocking the ability to create foods that match our nutritional needs. CRISPR is also unlocking novel gene therapies that will be highly personalized to treat specific conditions and even improve our kids by making them taller, smarter, and more resilient. The cost of 3-D printing is plummeting, leading to the emergence of affordable and infinitely customizable printed homes made from novel materials. Naturally, in the era of AI and chatbots, our interactions wiith information will be massively personalized and we will all truly live in an Internet of one. This talk looks at the future of hyper-personalziation, what it means for us, and the promise and peril of this exciting era.

Alex Salkever Videos

Hacking Back Our Happiness | Alex Salkever | TEDxSonomaCounty ...
Your Happiness Was Hacked: Alex Salkever
Alex Salkever Keynote - AI, Communications and You
Alex Salkever - Interview - Startup Turkey 2018

Alex Salkever Reviews

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How to book Alex Salkever?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alex Salkever for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Alex Salkever, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alex Salkever or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Alex Salkever?

Booking fees for Alex Salkever, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alex Salkever, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Alex Salkever?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alex Salkever for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alex Salkever for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alex Salkever or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alex Salkever or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Alex Salkever is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Manufacturing, Technology and Futurism. The estimated speaking fee range to book Alex Salkever for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Alex Salkever generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jana Eggers, Erik Qualman and Ben Pring. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alex Salkever for an upcoming event.

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