MIT SMR Connections - Is Legacy AI Dead?

MIT SMR Connections

20th May 2024 | Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE


Is Legacy AI Dead?

Balancing legacy & GenAI for Business Success



At MIT SMR Connections, we explore the latest trends in leadership, managing technology, and digital transformation.



Generative AI (GenAI) has sparked immense enthusiasm and anticipation among businesses worldwide. This cutting-edge technology promises to revolutionize various industries, offering new avenues for creativity, automation, and problem-solving. However, this singular emphasis on GenAI poses inherent risks, potentially diverting attention and resources away from the myriad possibilities offered by traditional or “legacy AI” methodologies.

“Legacy AI” encompasses a spectrum of proven techniques that, even today, remain highly relevant and effective in addressing numerous business challenges. It is important for organizations to recognize that GenAI represents a continuum of AI evolution rather than a wholesale replacement of existing paradigms, and they should adopt a diversified approach that leverages the strengths of both methodologies.

Briefing Points:

  • GenAI Hype vs. Reality: Explain the overenthusiasm for GenAI and its limitations in solving all problems.
  • The Power of Traditional AI: Highlight the effectiveness of established AI techniques for many business applications.
  • Leveraging GenAI as an Interface: Discuss GenAI’s potential as a user-friendly way to interact with existing AI solutions.
  • Strategic AI Adoption: Emphasize a balanced approach, leveraging both traditional and generative AI for optimal results.
  • Case Studies: Showcase successful applications of traditional AI in relevant industries.


05:30 PM
Welcome & Networking

06:30 PM
Welcome Address by MIT SMR Middle East
06:40 PM
Opening Remarks by Tredence
06:55 PM
Audience Interaction
07:30 PM
Networking & Dinner


Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah

Dubai, UAE

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