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April 2016

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

Structure Data 2016

Dates: March 9 – 10, 2016
Location: San Francisco, California


Big. Fast. Intelligent. Three words that define the future of data. Structure Data is bringing together the world’s top computer scientists, software executives and business users to discuss how advances in data technology are already reshaping our world—and why it’s only the beginning. This March, learn the real promise of big data.

At Structure Data we’ll explore…

  • How artificial intelligence and machine learning are already touching our

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February 2016

RSA Conference 2016

Dates: February 29 – Mar 4, 2016
Location: San Francisco, California


RSA Conference is helping drive the information security agenda worldwide with annual industry events in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Throughout its history, RSA Conference has consistently attracted the world’s best and brightest in the field, creating opportunities for conference attendees to learn about IT security’s most important issues through first-hand interactions with peers, luminaries and emerging and established companies.  As the IT security field continues to grow in importance… read more

The future of prediction markets: how technology can enable the wisdom of crowds

Dates: February 22, 2016
Location: London, UK


In the wake of crowd-funding and crowd-sourcing comes crowd-wisdom. Given the complexity and difficulty of many of the challenges facing humanity, the development of systems for improved crowd-wisdom can be seen as a major priority.

Researchers have shown that, in the right circumstances, people working together to forecast future outcomes can produce far more accurate results than individuals, even when these individuals are recognised experts in their field. Sharing and debating the… read more

InterConnect 2016

Dates: February 21 – 25, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada


Get the most out of your existing investments with hands-on training in cloud and mobile solutions built for security, powered by cognitive, and equipped with advanced analytics. Start by designing and building a truly cognitive, customer-driven digital enterprise. Outthink any limits and transform your business at InterConnect 2016.

Through more than 2,000 targeted sessions led by industry leaders and IBM experts, InterConnect will help you reach your goals.

From technical… read more

MIT Tech Conference 2016: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

Dates: February 20, 2016
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts


The rise of artificial intelligence

Businesses have only recently begun harnessing the power of the innovation done in big data, cloud computing, and Internet of Things. And now, Artificial Intelligence is poised to shatter the paradigm by which we live, work, and play. New questions have emerged:

Which technology of the future will change the World?

Will Artificial Intelligence be widespread and applicable in practice?

What will be the role of Machine Learning in an… read more

Body Hacking Con 2016

Dates: February 19 – 21, 2016
Location: Austin, Texas


A Con as Unique as Its Attendees

Bodybuilders, tattoo enthusiasts, tech folk, and every other group out there has their own conventions focused on precisely what they’re already into. BDYHAX is a little different. By bringing everyone together we want to expand horizons, create new connections, and, hopefully, encourage new frontiers to be explored. Join us as bodyhackers from all walks of life share philosophies, technologies, and maybe the… read more

AAAS 2016

Dates: February 11 – 15, 2016
Location: Washington, DC


Global Science Engagement

The 2016 theme focuses on how the scientific enterprise can meet global challenges in need of innovation and international collaboration.

Science is a global endeavor that advances when knowledge is both generated and shared. Increasingly, scientists and engineers are working both within and outside of national boundaries on local and global issues. Challenges necessitating innovation and international scientific collaboration are abundant in food and water… read more

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