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December 2013

Hangout on Air: The Future of Cryonics

Dates: December 1, 2013
Location: Google+

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What lies in the future for cryonics — the practice of low-temperature suspended animation of people who have died of an incurable disease, in the hope of a future cure?

This London Futurists Hangout on Air will feature a live discussion between an international panel of people with practical experience of the world of cryonics [panelists to be announced].

The discussion aims to cover:

• Recent developments in the… read more

November 2013

Google Glass and Wearables Hackathon

Dates: November 30 – Dec 1, 2013
Location: London, United Kingdom

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The first ever Google Glass and Wearables Hackathon in London

Bringing together platforms like Google Glass and wearables — Smart Watches, Headbands, Wristbands and all kinds of wearables to create interesting possibilities and applications.

One of the best opportunities in London to come, play and hack applications for Google Glass and other wearables!

Agenda

9.00 am – Arrive, Team Grouping and Breakfast
10.00 am  -… read more

Science, Technology & the Future

Dates: November 30 – Dec 1, 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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What will the future be like?

Right now, the technologies that we use to understand the world are in the process of a major transformation. Almost every field of knowledge is generating vast quantities of data, requiring unprecedented computing power and intelligent algorithms to interpret.

There will be sessions on Biomed, Engineering, Tools for Thinking about the Future, and Intelligent Technology.

With the immense… read more

Transhumanism and Religion Group (American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Baltimore)

Dates: November 23 – 26, 2013
Location: Baltimore, Maryland

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This Group welcomes papers on any aspect of transhumanism and religion and seeks perspectives from a variety of religious traditions. We encourage feminist analyses and more overtly philosophical critiques of posthuman discourse and we encourage original research. Papers may identify and critically evaluate any implicit religious beliefs, practices, and values that might underlie key transhumanist claims, goals, values, and assumptions. For example, are there operative notions of anthropology, soteriology,… read more

Cell Symposia: Using Stem Cells to Model and Treat Human Disease

Dates: November 21 – 23, 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California

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The Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine 2012 was awarded to Shinya Yamanaka and John Gurdon for their discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent. Their work has now galvanized the stem cell field into generating patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and using these to model and treat human disease. While these efforts are still in their infancy, other types of stem cells… read more

Self-Driving Vehicles: Startups (Already) on the Road

Dates: November 21, 2013
Location: Stanford, California

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Stanford University
Cemex Auditorium, 655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305-7298

 
Parking Information
Parking Structure VII, 655 Knight Way off Campus Drive (located under Faculty Building West @ Knight Management Center)

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Printed Electronics USA 2013

Dates: November 20 – 21, 2013
Location: Santa Clara, California

Printed Electronics

The tenth annual IDTechEx event focuses on the commercialization of the technology, helping companies understand end-user requirements, latest technology capability across a diverse range of related technologies and end user case studies.

Key highlights:

  • End-user perspectives and sector requirements: Commercial successes, case studies, viability, opportunities
  • Technology and product development and roadmaps: Technical capabilities, costs, product development plans
  • Market insight and sector appraisal: Profitability, market

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SIGGRAPH Asia 2013

Dates: November 19 – 22, 2013
Location: Hong Kong, China

Siggraph Asia 2013

The 6th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will be held in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 will be chaired by Professor Wenping Wang from The University of Hong Kong. Professor Wang is associate editor of the journals, Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD) and IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). He has also… read more

2013 Bitcoin Conference in Singapore

Dates: November 15, 2013
Location: Downtown Core, Singapore

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The inaugural Bitcoin Conference in Singapore will be held on November 15th at the Fullerton Hotel.

Discover the cryptocurrency that is challenging the financial economy, the way we transfer funds, make payments, and our whole relation to money.

Meet experts of the digital currency economy, entrepreneurs, security experts, compliance lawyers, bitcoin investors, digital currency exchange founders, cryptocurrency fund managers from Asia and beyond.

Topics Addressed during… read more

AAAI 2013 Fall Symposium Series

Dates: November 15 – 17, 2013
Location: Arlington, Virginia

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The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence is pleased to present the 2013 Fall Symposium Series, to be held Friday through Sunday, November 15–17, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. The titles of the five symposia are as follows:

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Singularity University Summit Europe 2013

Dates: November 15 – 16, 2013
Location: Budapest, Hungary

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Join technology experts, global CEOs, CTOs and Chief Strategists at the first Singularity University (SU) European Summit on Exponential Technologies

2013 is the year that Singularity University will expand its presence abroad.

In November of this year, SU will launch the Summit Europe, bringing together thought leaders and high octane doers in various technology fields.

SU will convene thought leaders and breakthrough companies to explore exponential technologies… read more

Beyond AI: Artificial Golem Intelligence

Dates: November 12 – 14, 2013
Location: Pilsen, Czech Republic

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Keynote speakers: Ron Chrisley, Hamid Ekbia, Ben Goertzel, John Storrs Hall, Jana Horakova, Brian Cantwell Smith, Kevin Warwick, Joanna Zylinska. More details on the Keynotes page.

The third annual international conference Beyond AI will focus on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). However, instead of asking where the AGI field stands and what methods and algorithms we should explore, we want to find answers to this question:

Why… read more

International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems (WUWNet)

Dates: November 11 – 13, 2013
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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WUWNet’13 will be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Note that since 2012, WUWNet has become a standalone conference with an extended scope to underwater networks and systems. The conference will include presentations of keynote speeches, plenary talks, technical papers, and posters/demos. The scope of the WUWNet conference covers a broad range of research directions relevant to underwater networks and network-related signal processing, communications, systems, and applications.

The WUWNet meeting is… read more

Secularism, Liberalism, and the Human Future, with Russell Blackford

Dates: November 9, 2013
Location: London, U.K.

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Emerging and proposed technologies such as human cloning and genetic engineering have drawn a chorus of objections from politicians, pundits, and scholars. In this talk, Russell Blackford eschews the heated rhetoric that surrounds these technological developments and examines them in the context of secular and liberal thought.

Some perceive emerging technologies as challenging the values of liberal democracy. Dr Blackford argues that the challenge is not, as commonly supposed,… read more

IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WiSEE)

Dates: November 7 – 9, 2013
Location: Baltimore, Maryland

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Spaceflight involves critical sensing and communication in extreme environments such as planetary surfaces, space vehicles, and space habitats. The many challenges faced in space sensing and communication are extremely diverse and overlap significantly with those found in many terrestrial examples of extreme environments such as extreme hot or cold locations, extreme high- or low-pressure environments, critical control loops in aircraft and nuclear power plants, high-speed rotating equipment,… read more

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