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May 2014

NeuroGaming 2014 Conference and Expo

Dates: May 7 – 8, 2014
Location: San Francisco, California

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We are at the dawn of the neurogaming age, on the cusp of making the impossible possible. What will happen at NeuroGaming 2014 in San Francisco on May 7–8 at City View at the Metreon will be on the very cutting edge, and you are invited to come and play an important role.

You’ll experience everything from brain-controlled games to true augmented virtual reality experiences to concentration enhancing… read more

Religion and Transhumanism — the future of faith, ethics, and philosophy

Dates: May 10, 2014
Location: Piedmont, California

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TRANSHUMAN VISIONS will present its 4th conference in four months on May 10, from 9am – 9pm. The event will be held in Piedmont Veteran’s Hall, 401 Highland Avenue, Piedmont, California.

The topic will be “RELIGION AND TRANSHUMANISM — THE FUTURE OF FAITH, ETHICS, AND PHILOSOPHY.”

The conference is Lead-sponsored by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology. IEET.org is a nonprofit think tank which promotes ideas… read more

Investing in a Transformational World

Dates: May 13 – 16, 2014
Location: San Diego, California

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This exclusive gathering of the world’s leading economic, investment, financial, political, and technology experts will be your opportunity to join the dialogue about the future of the markets and the economy. Step away from your daily routine to focus for three uninterrupted days on the risks and opportunities in today’s crisis-ridden economy.

Fellow Investor,

Quite possibly the most important Strategic Investment Conference ever has been… read more

Fortune Brainstorm GREEN: Sustainable Solutions

Dates: May 19 – 21, 2014
Location: Laguna Niguel, California

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You’ve changed the light bulbs, installed solar on the roof, and improved the efficiency of your factories and data centers. Now what? At Fortune Brainstorm GREEN: Sustainable Solutions, we will bring together the smartest people we know—CEOs and senior executives, investors, policy makers, environmentalists, and thought leaders—and challenge one another to take the corporate sustainability movement to the next level.

As the premier conference on business, sustainability, and green investing,… read more

Launch: Silicon Valley — The World Cup Tech Challenge 2014

Dates: May 20, 2014
Location: Mountain View, California

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SVForum has announced Launch: Silicon Valley — The World Cup Tech Challenge. Modeled after the global soccer tournament, startups from all over the world are invited to apply to qualify for five spots in each of six different tech groups: FinTech, Digital Media, Enterprise Software, EduTech, Next Generation Technology, and HealthTech. The winners of each category will go home with “the World Cup” for their category, among other… read more

The Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty 2014

Dates: May 21, 2014
Location: New York, NY

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The Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, named in honor of perhaps the greatest champion of liberty in the 20th century, is presented every other year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to advance human freedom. The prize, a cash award of $250,000, will be presented at the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty’s Biennial Dinner on May 21, 2014, in New York City at the… read more

RoboBusiness Europe

Dates: May 26 – 28, 2014
Location: Billund, Denmark

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RoboBusiness Europe is a first-of-its-kind robotics event for the Continent. The purpose of RoboBusiness Europe is to provide a platform for robotic developers and end-users to meet and bridge the development within robotics with the end-users’s needs. It is the 2014’s must-attend industry event for bringing robotics to market: how-to tactics, financing, building partnerships, marketplace strategies and commercializations. It’s all about how to create successful competitive advantages.

The event is directed specifically at the… read more

Augmented World Expo 2014

Dates: May 27 – 29, 2014
Location: Santa Clara, California

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Now in its 5th year, AWE is assembling the top innovators — from the hottest startups to Fortune 500 — to showcase the best solutions to make the world more interactive.

Featuring Augmented Reality, Wearable Computing, Digital Eyewear, Gesture and Sensors devices, and The Internet of Things.

Join 2000 CEOs, CTOs, designers, developers, creative agencies, futurists, analysts, investors, and high-level press.

The AWE 2014 agenda is shaping… read more

Second Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy, and Ethics

Dates: May 27 – 29, 2014
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

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The second annual conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics, will be held at the scenic Talking Stick Resort, in Scottsdale, Arizona, on May 27-29, 2014.

The conference will consist of plenary and session presentations and discussions on regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies, including (but not limited to) nanotechnology, synthetic biology, biotechnology, genomics, personalized medicine, stem… read more

ICRA 2014 Workshop: General Intelligence for Humanoid Robots

Dates: May 31 – Jun 5, 2014
Location: Hong Kong, China

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The intersection of humanoid robotics and Artificial General Intelligence research is both obvious and extensive. To create mobile robots, active in everyday human environments, able to carry out a variety of goals in a flexible way, requires one to make a fair degree of headway toward the broader problem of Artificial General Intelligence. The intersection between robotics and AGI is particularly important where humanoid robotics are concerned, as… read more

June 2014

MIT Technology Review Digital Summit

Dates: June 9 – 10, 2014
Location: San Francisco, California

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MIT Technology Review Digital Summit | We are only at the beginning of the most radical technological transformation that we have ever seen.

New digital technologies and services are increasingly pervasive as mobile devices are adopted at a staggering pace around the world.

Everything from our cars and thermostats to our medical records and kitchen appliances is connected to the internet.

The MIT Technology Review Digital Summit examines… read more

Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality 2014

Dates: June 10 – 17, 2014
Location: Berlin, Germany

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Simple Solutions for a Complex World

The annual Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, from June 10–17 2014.

Talented graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are invited to attend the Summer Institute hosted by Gerd Gigerenzer (Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition) and Ralph Hertwig (Center for Adaptive Rationality). The Summer Institute will gather distinguished… read more

Global Existential Risks & Radical Futures

Dates: June 14, 2014
Location: Piedmont, California

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Global Existential Risks & Radical Futures will be held on June 14, 2014 at Piedmont Veteran’s Hall, 401 Highland Avenue, in Piedmont, CA.

The event will take place from 9 am to 9 pm. Producers are Hank Pellissier of Brighter Brains Institute and Alexey Turchin, cofounder of The Longevity Party and founder of Stop Existential Risks.

Tickets for the event will cost between $25… read more

The Immortality Project Conference

Dates: June 20 – 21, 2014
Location: Riverside, California

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What can science tell us about increasing human longevity, or the nature and impact of near-death experiences? A June 20–21 conference at the University of California, Riverside, presented by The Immortality Project, may provide some answers.

The conference will be the first of two such events at UCR and will highlight the findings of 10 research teams who were collectively awarded $2.4 million in the science component of a… read more

Norbert Wiener Conference

Dates: June 24 – 26, 2014
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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Norbert Wiener made contributions across several disciplines during his lifetime. Many of these were immediately relevant, and influenced theories and production during his day. Others were long-term, and only in recent years has it been possible to test their relevance. Separately, Wiener predicted the social impact of robotic, cybernetic and other technologies on the future of society, and after several decades his writing retain their relevance.

In recent… read more

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