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September 2014

Workshop: Current Challenges for Wireless Power Transfer

Dates: September 2, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

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This workshop provides a forum for researchers and developers working on Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) to facilitate and highlight developing WPT technologies, to determine and advance the state of the art, to discuss supporting and related technical issues in this area, and take necessary action to improve implementations.

It investigates WPT applications in Space-to-Ground (Space Solar Power), Space-to-Space, Ground-to-Space and Ground-to-Ground power transfer. Study of multi-layer power transfer (e.g.,… read more

TEDMED 2014

Dates: September 10 – 12, 2014
Location: Washington DC, San Francisco, CA

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TEDMED is a global community of leading doers and thinkers from every walk of life. Our goal is to seed the innovations of today, making possible the breakthroughs of tomorrow.

We are best known for our annual three-day gathering that brings together inspiring speakers, powerful Delegates and innovative start-ups.

TEDMED curates an unusual and provocative program featuring brilliant short talks and stunning artistic performances that reframe our… read more

Nick Bostrom to speak about Superintelligence at UC Berkeley

Dates: September 12, 2014
Location: Berkeley, California

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MIRI has arranged for Nick Bostrom to discuss his new book — Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies — on the UC Berkeley campus on September 12th.

Bostrom is the director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, and is a frequent collaborator with MIRI researchers (e.g. see “The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence“). He is the author of some 200 publications, and is best known for his… read more

ISWC 2014

Dates: September 13 – 17, 2014
Location: Seattle, WA

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ISWC 2014 — The International Symposium on Wearable Computers — will be held in Seattle from Sep. 13–17, collocated with the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp’14) (and is followed by the Automotive UI 2014) .

ISWC is a conference dedicated to cutting-edge research in wearable technologies, and is the premier forum for wearable computing and issues related to on-body and worn mobile technologies. Every year,… read more

The proactionary imperative, with Steve Fuller and Veronika Lipinska

Dates: September 13, 2014
Location: London, UK

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How should we approach the broad set of sweeping risks posed by fast-changing technologies with radically unpredictable consequences? Is the “precautionary principle“the most sensible response? Should we abstain from all actions which lack full scientific consensus as to their safety?

The “proactionary principle” was introduced by transhumanist philosopher Max More as an alternative to the precautionary principle. It is now the subject of an important new book… read more

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2014

Dates: September 14 – 18, 2014
Location: Chicago, Illinois

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The IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems is sponsored by the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, the Robotics Society of Japan, the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, the New Technology Foundation, and the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. IEEE is a… read more

Big Data Science in Medicine 2014

Dates: September 15, 2014
Location: Oxford, UK

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Big Data Science in Medicine 2014 | The Oxford University Scientific Society (OUSS) welcomes Deep Knowledge Ventures and the Biogerontology Research Foundation (BGRF) to jointly host Big Data Science in Medicine. This event brings together leading lights from artificial intelligence, biomedical science and regenerative medicine for an evening of talks and discussion in Oxford with the ambition of accelerating research on ageing.

The event is… read more

IT Roadmap 2014

Dates: September 17, 2014
Location: San Jose, CA

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Get the insights to shape your IT strategy, in one day

IT Roadmap 2014 in New York City is your opportunity to explore the technologies, trends and solutions that are shaping the next-generation enterprise. Energize your IT strategy—in one day and one convenient place.

Explore the topics that matter most

IT Roadmap is ALL NEW for 2014, with a content-rich agenda designed around “Five Pillars of Technology” that are driving… read more

DAWN OR DOOM: THE NEW TECHNOLOGY EXPLOSION

Dates: September 18, 2014
Location: West Lafayette, IN

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We are in the midst of an explosion of technology and knowledge. Google CEO Eric Schmidt famously said that we now create as much information in two days as humans did from the beginning of history to 2003. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, and data science promise to bring a new dawn of discoveries to improve society—while others are concerned about unforeseen consequences or malicious uses.… read more

Science Fiction: The Mythology of the Future

Dates: September 19 – 21, 2014
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Science fiction is the most visible and influential form of futurist thinking in contemporary popular culture.

Why is science fiction so popular? Science Fiction, in narrative form, speaks to the whole person: Intellect, imagination, emotion, and the senses. For many people, science fiction has become a way of life: a way of creating and experiencing reality and the future. Science fiction is the evolutionary mythology of the future.… read more

Artificial Intelligence & The Singularity Conference

Dates: September 20, 2014
Location: Piedmont, California

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Conference discussing, debating and imagining potential scenarios that could develop due to advances in Artificial Intelligence — the lineup of speakers includes researchers, philosophers, creative SF writers, academics. Two panels, with abundant time for audience Questions & Answers

Speakers include:

Peter Voss (Keynote), Monica Anderson, Fred Stitt, Jamais Cascio, Zoltan Istvan, Joshua Augustus Bacigalupi, Pavel Luksha, Anya Petrova, Scott Jackisch, Nicole Sallak Anderson

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Maker Faire New York 2014

Dates: September 20 – 21, 2014
Location: New York, NY

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Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they… read more

Starmus 2014 Festival

Dates: September 22 – 27, 2014
Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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Since the very first Homo Sapiens looked up at a star-filled sky we have been awestruck by the vastness of the cosmos. Even today we remain humbled by the sheer immensity of space, especially as through our progress in physics and astronomy, we are now aware of the tremendous distances involved – even to our closest neighbouring stars.

Following on from the huge success of the… read more

Can technology and positive values revolutionize society?

Dates: September 23, 2014
Location: London, UK

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We live in an age of converging promise and risk. Technological development is accelerating and creating great promise for a better future, but at the same time grave risks are multiplying at an unprecedented rate. Can a combination of emerging technologies, positive values and the scientific method help us achieve radical positive change?

This meetup is a joint event between The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM) UKLondon Futurists, and the … read more

Designers of Things 2014

Dates: September 23 – 24, 2014
Location: San Francisco, California

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Three of the hottest and most revolutionary topics in future tech will be brought together at the inaugural Designers of Things conference, giving the growing design and development community a meeting place to discuss and share insights about the state of the industry and future opportunities, build skills, network, get advice and discover investment opportunities, and see and touch live demos of the newest technologies and products in these industries.… read more

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