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May 2016

Transhumanist Debate — A Futurist Salon

Dates: May 28, 2016
Location: Oakland, California


We are going to try to pick up where Hank Pellissier left off and will be having another transhumanist debate and futurist salon on May 28th at the Octopus.

Here is the lineup for the salon:

  • Sharing Economy - A discussion of what some call the “access economy,” including Anatoly Karlin talking about SetNGo and a representative from Hylo.
  • Technology

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Innorobo 2016

Dates: May 24 – 26, 2016
Location: Paris, France


Innorobo is Europe’s leading summit of the world robotics community. The show’s 5th edition, held in Lyon from 1 to 3 July 2015, brought together over 200 exhibitors from around the globe, 350 speakers, world experts and CEOs and senior managers from companies that design or use today’s and tomorrow’s robotics technologies.

For its 6th edition, Innorobo is taking on a new dimension. In 2016, for the first… read more

EmTech Digital: How will smart machines redefine your industry?

Dates: May 23 – 24, 2016
Location: San Francisco, California


Get the business intelligence you need. How is artificial intelligence impacting business right now, and how will it reshape it in the near future? How will human-machine interaction augment our capabilities as we go about our daily lives?

AI already plays an active role in our day-to-day lives. Intelligent systems power search, social media, and your smartphone and track your health and finances. What’s coming next in… read more

NANOTECH 2016 Conference & Expo

Dates: May 22 – 25, 2016
Location: Washington, DC


The world’s largest nanotechnology event, Nanotech 2016, delivers application-focused research from the top international academic, government and private industry labs. Thousands of leading researchers, scientists, engineers and technology developers participate in Nanotech to identify new technology trends, development tools, product opportunities, R&D collaborations, and commercialization partners. Join the global community that has been working together for over 18 years to integrate nanotechnology into industry with a focus on scale, safety… read more

Moogfest 2016

Dates: May 19 – 22, 2016
Location: Durham, North Carolina


Moogfest — the internationally acclaimed festival of music, art and technology — will debut in Durham, NC in May 19–22, 2016. A limited number of Early Bird tickets are now available at Moogfest.com for $99.00.

Headlining performances include Gary Numan playing a three night residency of his trailblazing early albums, a two-night residency by GZA, ODESZA, Laurie Anderson, Oneohtrix Point Never, Suzanne Ciani, Blood Orange,… read more

Google I/O 2016

Dates: May 18 – 20, 2016
Location: Mountain View, California


Google I/O is for developers—the creative coders who are building what’s next. Together we’ll explore the latest in tech, mobile, and beyond.

Google I/O 2016 brings together developers for an immersive, three-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond. Join us online or in person May 18–20, 2016.

I/O Extended

Can’t make it to I/O this year? No problem, you can still make an event… read more

Collaborative Robots

Dates: May 5, 2016

A new army of industrial robots is descending; robots that can work with and alongside humans in performing work tasks previously needing separation between robot and human.

Today, ever since the first appearance of robots in manufacturing over fifty years ago, human-robot collaboration has finally arrived with robots integrating with humans in real-world settings on the factory floors of both large and small manufacturers.… read more

April 2016

Constructing a roadmap to immortality? With Alexey Turchin

Dates: April 30, 2016
Location: London, UK


Accelerating technology seems to offer humanity a variety of options to radically extend healthy lifespans – potentially even enabling indefinite lifespans (commonly called “immortality”). The technological possibilities include stem cell therapies, genomic medicine, nanobots, cloned organs, synthetic bodies, artificial intelligence, brain scanning, and many more. However, significant obstacles stand in the way of translating these possibilities into social realities. For this reason, a number of researchers and activists are working… read more

EMERGE 2016: The Future of Sport 2040

Dates: April 29, 2016
Location: Tempe, Arizona


What will sport look like in 2040? What would you like it to be? How can we steer the development of “sport” to answer our cravings for fun, adrenalin, competition and collaboration so common in our species?

Explore these questions and more in an interactive event that dares to challenge preconceptions of what sport is and should be — Emerge 2016: The Future of Sport 2040. Join Arizona State… read more

Intelligent Assistants Conference

Dates: April 26 – 27, 2016
Location: London, UK


Co-Located with Intelligent Authentication Conference 2016.

Helping humans harness the power of intelligent assistants is the crux of Intelligent Assistants Conference 2016 London.

IAC London 2016 is the third in a series of gatherings that showcase how business enterprises support self-service through a conversational user interface that leverages investment in interactive voice response, natural language processing, knowledge management, speech analytics, machine learning and, ultimately artificial intelligence.… read more

TSC 2016 The Science of Consciousness

Dates: April 25 – 30, 2016
Location: Tucson, Arizona


The Science of Consciousness (TSC) 2016 Conference is jointly sponsored by the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, and the Center for Consciousness Science at the University of Michigan. Some 700 people are expected for a week-long program of plenary and concurrent talk sessions, posters, art/tech demos, pre-conference workshops, recreation and social events including a welcome reception, conference barbecue and square dance, the traditional Poetry Slam/Zombie Blues/talent… read more

Posthuman Futures

Dates: April 22 – 23, 2016
Location: New York, New York


Welcome to  the Second Edition of our “Glocal Symposium” Series on the topic of the Posthuman. This event has been generously supported by NYU -Liberal Studies, Office of Student Affairs.

It features more than 30 international speakers and performers. Our keynote this year is: Dr. Natasha Vita-More.

The specific focus of this Symposium is dedicated to the significance of the posthuman in relation to near and far futures. We… read more

Space Apps NYC

Dates: April 22 – 24, 2016
Location: New York City, New York

Space Apps NYC

The NASA Space Apps Challenge is a worldwide NASA Incubator Innovation program. Grassroots organizers from all across the planet stage a weekend-long hackathon at their local site where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers, students, and anyone else interested in space exploration can collaborate with their fellow global citizens and utilize publicly available data to design innovative solutions for challenges posed by NASA, other governmental agencies, NGOs,… read more

The Internet of and for Things

Dates: April 21, 2016
Location: London, UK



The World Economic Forum forecasts that one trillion sensors will be connected to the internet by 2022 and more than 50% of internet traffic will be delivered to homes for appliances and devices by 2024. Literally anything could be connected to the internet which will enable greater communication and new data-driven services based on increased analytics capabilities. This will have huge impacts on business models as products will… read more


Dates: April 16 – 21, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada


The media and entertainment industry has become unleashed. Dynamic innovation and cutting-edge technologies are shattering the boundaries of content and opening up limitless opportunities. NAB Show® is the only place to break free from conventional thinking and open your mind.

Attendees representing every sector of the industry including Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Telecom, Post-Production, Academia, Houses of Worship, Advertising, Military, Government, Retail, Security, Sports, Live Events,… read more

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