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February 2017

AAAI-17 San Francisco

Dates: February 4 – 9, 2017
Location: San Francisco, California


The Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-17) will be held February 4–9 at the Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA. The workshop, tutorial, and doctoral consortium programs will be held Saturday and Sunday, February 4 and 5, followed by the technical program, Monday through Thursday, February 6–9.

The chairs of AAAI-17 are Satinder Singh (University of Michigan) and Shaul Markovitch (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology).… read more

AI in Practice

Dates: February 4 – 9, 2017
Location: San Francisco, California

AI in Practice will showcase invited presentations of visionary AI practitioners that will reflect on key successes of AI in the commercial world and crystalize emerging technologies and promising new directions. The event will include several keynotes and panels as well as demonstrations of AI software from multiple companies.

AI in Practice is a special event of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) conference February… read more

‘Cities of the Future’ with mayors of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mountain View

Dates: February 11, 2017
Location: Stanford, California


TED-style talk with mayors of Silicon Valley cities. Brought to you by Bay Area Futurists and Science Fiction Society of Silicon Valley.

Entrance is FREE.

What would cities look like at year 2050? Will there be cars? Will we have to pay rent? Will there be police?

Mayor of Palo Alto – Greg Scharff
Mayor of Menlo Park – Kirsten Keith
Former Mayor of Mountain View -… read more

Developer Week Conference + Festival 2017

Dates: February 11 – 16, 2017
Location: San Francisco, California


DeveloperWeek 2017 is San Francisco’s largest developer trade show with over 8,000 annual attendees and 60 week-long events.  DeveloperWeek features a hackathon (1,000+ developers and $150,000+ in prizes), hiring mixer (1,200+ candidates; 100+ new job opportunities), conference and expo (100+ new developer platforms and tools); and aims to give you a deep-dive into every new developer tool and language.

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Gigaom AI Now

Dates: February 15 – 16, 2017
Location: San Francisco, California


The much anticipated era of artificial intelligence has arrived. Businesses in every industry are using this powerful technology to gain immense leads over their slower-moving competitors.

At Gigaom AI Now, we will explore:

  • What enterprises can do over the next three years to make sure they stay ahead of the curve.
  • How companies not employing AI today can begin to do so.

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Connected Cars USA 2017

Dates: February 16, 2017
Location: Washington, D.C.

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Bringing together industry insiders, policymakers and leading automakers, Connected Cars USA is the leading platform for discussion in this key sector. Make sure you are part of the conversation.

Critical tech and business trends, as well as key policy considerations are up for debate at this crucial time in the DC calendar.

The world is shifting towards fully connected and autonomous vehicles at high speed. With the US leading the way,… read more

AI and our Future, with Daniel Hulme

Dates: February 18, 2017
Location: London, UK


There have been more news stories about AI (artificial intelligence) in 2016 than in any previous year. London has recently been described as “The most important hub in the world” for AI. Interest in AI is clearly accelerating. But how well do we really understand AI? And how well do we understand what AI might become?

At this meetup, Daniel Hulme, CEO of Satalia, will be covering:

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    March 2017

    Near-Future Fictions Vol. 01 | Virtual Futures Salon

    Dates: March 7, 2017
    Location: London, UK


    Join Virtual Futures for our brand-new events series ’Near-Future Fictions.’

    Throughout 2017, we plan to reassert the significance of science fiction as a tool for navigating the increasing technologization of society and culture.

    Join us for an evening that incorporates original reading, performance and live art to explore the possible consequences and impacts of the latest scientific developments have on our ontology. Together we will question what it means to… read more

    Instant Expert: The Quantum World

    Dates: March 11, 2017
    Location: Boston, Massachusetts


    We are very excited to announce the full speaker line-up for Instant Expert: The Quantum World in Boston, MA on Saturday March 11. See the full list of who’s speaking below.

    Special Offer tickets that save you $30 on the standard price ticket will only be available for a few more days – buy yours now.

    Who will be speaking?

    • Aram Harrow
      Assistant professor of

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    The age of technology arrived. Now what? With Azeem Azhar

    Dates: March 18, 2017
    Location: London, UK


    The age of technology has arrived. Now what?

    It is impossible to escape technology because as humans we are inextricably linked to it. What are the implications as the pace of technology increases? What are the most important things to understand, in order that we can become positive participants in this fast-changing world, rather than bewildered spectators or disoriented victims?

    About the speaker:

    Azeem Azhar is the curator… read more

    Altered Minds | Virtual Futures Salon

    Dates: March 21, 2017
    Location: London, UK


    State-of-the-art virtual environments, which are increasingly indistinguishable from reality, are fast proving themselves to have a transformative effect on the body and the brain.

    Virtual reality (VR) has shown itself to be an effective non-pharmalogical treatment for a number of conditions: studies show that VR has been as effective as morphine at reducing sensitivity to chronic pain, it can normalise the fight or flight area in the brains of… read more

    EmTech Digital 2017

    Dates: March 27 – 28, 2017
    Location: San Francisco, California


    AI already impacts every industry, and human-machine interaction is becoming increasingly natural and intuitive. Yet, it’s difficult to discern facts from hype. EmTech Digital does just that–giving you the business intelligence you need in this rapidly shifting landscape. Together, we’ll forge ahead on the discussions started at the conference last spring: What are the key developments of the past year? How will their commercialization affect you?… read more

    April 2017

    Launch Festival 2017

    Dates: April 6 – 7, 2017
    Location: San Francisco, California


    The world’s largest startup event, April 3-7, 2017
    Supporting founders and inspiring innovation
    @ Innovation Hangar & Palace of Fine Arts Theater, San Francisco

    LAUNCH Main Festival

    April 6-7, 2017

    12,000 founders from around the world attend as our guests,
    thanks to the support of IBM, WSGR and Microsoft.

    *Available to all ticket holders: Founders, Festival and VIP

    SCALE Stage

    April 6-7, 2017

    Our top… read more

    Forecasting with Massive Data in Real Time

    Dates: April 20 – 21, 2017
    Location: New York, New York


    The aim in this workshop is to display the efforts of industry and academia to cope with large amounts of data that have to be analyzed in real time. As many analytical solutions are specifically designed with an infrastructure in mind, it is the intention during the meetings to discuss not only the algorithms but also the underlying implementations and their suitability for specific applications.


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    BRINK Institute Spring Summit 2017

    Dates: April 24 – 29, 2017
    Location: British Virgin islands

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    “Changing the world begins with a small group of people who simply refuse to accept the unacceptable.” –Richard Branson
    BRINK Institute hosts its Spring Summit April 24-29, 2016 for 6 incredible, life-changing, globally-impactful days on spectacular Peter Island, an 1800-acre private nature reserve and home of the inimitable Peter Island Resort and Marina in the British Virgin Islands. We’re opening up a limited number of seats to new leaders, exceptional entrepreneurs,… read more

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