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April 2016

The future of cryopreservation: research and applications

Dates: April 16, 2016
Location: London, UK


This London Futurists talk by João Pedro de Magalhães covers the latest developments in both the theory and practice of cryopreservation – the low temperature preservation of biological material.

Important potential applications of cryopreservation include:

  • in biobanking (and therefore in regenerative medicine)
  • in cryonics - the low-temperature preservation of deceased human bodies, with the view to eventual reanimation when science has progressed sufficiently to cure whatever condition was the cause of death.

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Solving Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Dates: April 11, 2016
Location: San Francisco, California


No one thinks longer, or bigger, than astrophysicists.

“This is the golden age of cosmology,” says Priya Natarajan, one of the world’s leading astrophysicists, because data keeps pouring in to vet even the most radical theories. And the dominant mysteries are profound. She observes that “The vast majority of stuff in the universe—both dark matter and dark energy, which dominate the content and fate of the universe—is unknown.“… read more

Virtual Reality Summit 2016

Dates: April 11 – 12, 2016
Location: New York City, New York


The Virtual Reality Summit is heading to New York for the first time April 11–12. After it’s debut along Inside 3D Printing in Santa Clara, VR Summit has broken out to its own show for 2016. Virtual Reality Summit New York will feature two days of conference sessions led by industry experts and demonstrations of the latest virtual reality and augmented reality services.

Co-located with Rising Media’s industry leading… read more

Inside 3D Printing 2016 New York

Dates: April 10 – 12, 2016
Location: New York City, New York


Inside 3D Printing is returning to New York on April 10-12! Since its inception in 2013, the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo has quickly grown to become the largest professional 3D printing event worldwide. Inside 3D Printing New York will feature a full day of workshops plus two days of conference sessions led by industry experts and demonstrations of the latest 3D printers and services. Whatever your role, Inside… read more

Global Innovator Conference VR SUMMIT

Dates: April 9, 2016
Location: Beijing, China


China’s most engaging platform for innovators

An unprecedented gathering of some of the world’s most adventurous thinkers, pioneers who are working on the edge of imagination. GIC 2015 has brought together over 100 innovative leaders from across 17 countries to share ideas on science and technology, business, health, education, design, entertainment, art and culture. GIC 2015 also attracted more than 2000 registered delegates globally and covered by over 100… read more

Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit 2016

Dates: April 7 – 8, 2016
Location: London, UK


Discover the deep learning tools & techniques set to revolutionise healthcare applications, medicine & diagnostics.

Why attend

Extraordinary speakers

Discover advances in deep learning tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across industry, academia and the healthcare sector. Learn from the experts in speech & text recognition, neural networks, image classification and machine learning.

Discover emerging trends & best practices

The summit will showcase the opportunities of advancing methods… read more

NextMed/MMVR22 Conference

Dates: April 7 – 9, 2016
Location: Los Angeles, California


Medicine Meets Virtual Reality was conceived in 1991 to explore the healthcare utilization of rapidly evolving computing and communications technologies. Physicians, educators, scientists, and engineers gathered to assess how patient care and medical education could be enhanced by increasingly powerful and affordable computers and the newly emerging Internet. Each specialty brought its own skills and experience. By identifying and nurturing collaborative objectives, they understood that revolutionary tools could… read more

Deep Learning Meetup #6

Dates: April 5, 2016
Location: Paris, France


Dear DeepLearners,

Our next Meetup, is scheduled on Tuesday 05/04 at 7:00 pm! This meetup is a very special one, since Yann LeCun accepted to be one of our speakers!

For this event, Telecom ParisTech invited us in their main lecture hall. This meetup is organized by Heuritech and will be sponsored by Facebook and NVIDIA. And we thank them all very much for helping us organizing these meetups… read more

Transhuman Debate 2.0 in SF East Bay

Dates: April 2, 2016
Location: Oakland, California

Brighter Brains ft

Brighter Brains Institute and Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology are co-sponsoring “Transhuman Debate 2.0” on April 2, 2016, from 12:30 — 4:00pm in Oakland, CA, at Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St, #170 — only 2 blocks from BART.


Andres Gomez Emilsson says neural signaling by classical means doesn’t seem sufficient for to achieve ‘global binding’ – due to signal… read more

March 2016

Exploring the rLoop Hyperloop Project: the Power of Crowdfunded Engineering

Dates: March 21, 2016
Location: Mountain View, California


The rLoop competition pod is named rPod, to differentiate from development of our full scale Hyperloop pod. The rPod needs to perform the mission of safe, cost-effective, and efficient high speed transit over the length of the Hyperloop test track while providing a comfortable cabin for a self-contained flight data recorder and passenger dummy, in order to win the SpaceX Competition.

—Event Producer

Work, Love, and Life When Robots Rule the Earth, with Robin Hanson

Dates: March 19, 2016
Location: London, UK

The Age of EM

Robots may one day rule the world. But what will a robot-ruled Earth be like?

This London Futurists presentation by Professor Robin Hanson will explore the idea that the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations — which can be called ems for short.

Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human. Train an… read more

Game Developers Conference 2016

Dates: March 14 – 18, 2016
Location: San Francisco, California


The GDC attracts over 26,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. The GDC is produced by the UBM Tech Game Network.

This market defining conference features over 400 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development topics… read more

The Singularity Controversy: 3 years later

Dates: March 14, 2016
Location: London, UK


Three years have passed since the publication of the volume of essays, The Singularity Hypotheses — a publication that was marked at the time by a London Futurists discussion event. During these three years, public awareness of the concepts of an intelligence explosion has grown sharply — fuelled, in part, by statements from luminaries such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk.

In this event, Amnon Eden, lead editor of… read more

Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) 2016

Dates: March 14 – 15, 2016
Location: San Francisco, California


Held alongside Game Developers Conference 2016 in San Francisco, VRDC — the Virtual Reality Developers Conference — taps expertise from the video game, entertainment and tech fields to discuss the state of the art in making amazing, immersive VR (and AR) at a new standalone, industry-leading event.

This new event will expand beyond games. exploring interactive experiences of all kinds in the VR and AR spaces.… read more

“The Boundaries of Humanity, ” 5th Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar Dinner

Dates: March 10, 2016
Location: Stanford, California


Blakey Vermeule, Professor of English at Stanford University, will speak on “Moral Tribes and their Breakdown in the Modern World.”  Prof. Vermeule will also explore how certain literary fantasies can relieve the cognitive pressure that we are under to make sense of and manage our moral intuitions.

When and Where:

Please RSVP here to attend (this link also includes a map of… read more

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