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July 2016


Dates: July 24 – 28, 2016
Location: Anaheim, California


SIGGRAPH is the world’s largest, most influential annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques: Five days of research results, demos, educational sessions, art, screenings, and hands-on interactivity featuring the community’s latest technical achievements, and three days of commercial exhibits displaying the industry’s current hardware, software, and services.

—Event Producer

WorldFuture 2016

Dates: July 22 – 24, 2016
Location: Washington DC

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WorldFuture 2016 will take place in Washington DC, July 22–24, with a diverse range of themes, including:

•    Economics, Business & Work
•    Science, Tech, Space, and Beyond
•    Global Thinking and Connectivity
•    The Futurist Mindset
•    Health, Disease, and Lifespans
•    The Environment and Resources
•    Evolution and Human Nature
•    Infrastructure and Government

Among the plethora of interesting topics:… read more

11th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology

Dates: July 20, 2016
Location: Terasem Island Conference Center, Second Life

11th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology

Theme: The Geoethics of Nanotechnology in Biological or Mechanical Cell Repair

WHO: Interested biologists, physical Scientists, nanotechnologists, computing scientists, professionals and ethicists. Terasem defines geoethics as the study of technology risk/benefit management across geographic spaces. Analogously, bioethics is the study of technology risk/benefit management across corporeal spaces.

WHAT: This workshop is an exchange of scholarly views on geoethical nanotechnology and its uses in biological, mechanical, or biomechanical cell… read more

Our geopolitical futures

Dates: July 16, 2016
Location: London, UK


Our geopolitical futures – Sat. 16th July

Which scenarios for the future of geopolitics deserve most attention?

That question is always one of the most important ones to think about. It deserves even more attention in the turmoil of renewed political debate in the wake of the EU referendum discussion in the UK.

In the London Futurists meetup on Saturday 16th July, Alun Rhydderch, co-founder of the School of International Futures (SOIF),… read more

The Ninth Annual Conference on Artificial General Intelligence: AGI-16

Dates: July 16 – 19, 2016
Location: New York City, New York

Ninth AGI

Continuing the mission of the past AGI conferences, AGI-16 gathers an international group of leading academic and industry researchers involved in scientific and engineering work aimed directly toward the goal of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

AGI-16 @ New York will be held from July 16-19 of 2016, on the campus of the New School in Lower Manhattan.

As a special event for 2016, the AGI-16 conference will be co-located with… read more

IoT Evolution Expo

Dates: July 11 – 14, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada


Through informative conference tracks, an IoT Exhibition floor, case studies, special events, networking and more, the IoT Evolution Expo is the ultimate venue for attendees to gain an understanding on how the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the driving force behind improving efficiencies, driving revenue opportunities and solving business problems across multiple industries and all business functional areas.

The IoT is driving productivity, asset optimization, cost savings and… read more

Bay Area Futurists Annual Intelligence Explosion

Dates: July 8, 2016
Location: Stanford, California


Join us for a talk on smart agents, a tour of select Stanford labs, a meet-and-greet with other futurists, and an after party at a nearby futurist-friendly intentional community.

Come for as much or as little as you’d like. State in the comments if you want to attend the tour or after party. Space is limited.

Invite your futurist friends! Let’s make this *the* annual event for the… read more

June 2016

Machine Intelligence Summit Berlin 2016

Dates: June 29 – 30, 2016
Location: Berlin, Germany

Machine Intelligence Summit-2016

The Machine Intelligence Summit: where machine learning meets artificial intelligence. The rise of intelligent machines to make sense of data in the real world. Learn from the industry experts in speech & image recognition, natural language processing and computer vision. Explore how AI will impact transport, manufacturing, healthcare, retail and more.

–Event producer

Scenarios for the future of healthy life extension

Dates: June 25, 2016
Location: London, UK


What are the key scenarios for the future of healthy life extension?

In this event, the Chair of London Futurists, David Wood, will highlight issues and opportunities about:

  • Ongoing “business as usual” medical improvements
  • Various possible engineering disruptions of the medical field
  • Various possible social and political disruptions relevant to life extension.
  • Drawing from material from his new book, “The Abolition of

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UAI 2016 Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence

Dates: June 25 – 29, 2016
Location: New York, New York


The Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) is one of the premier international conferences on research related to knowledge representation, learning, and reasoning in the presence of uncertainty. UAI is supported by the Association for Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (AUAI).

Invited speakers will discuss Statistics, Machine Learning & the Detection of Gravitational Waves; Online optimization of power networks; Structured Prediction and

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COLT 2016 Conference On Learning Theory

Dates: June 23 – 26, 2016
Location: New York, New York


The 2016 Conference On Learning Theory will be held in New York City, conveniently located close to ICML, which will take place immediately after.

Invited speakers:

David Donoho is a professor of statistics at Stanford University, where he is also the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the Humanities and Sciences. He has made fundamental contributions to theoretical and computational statistics,… read more

Automatica 2016

Dates: June 21 – 24, 2016
Location: Muenchen, Germany


AUTOMATICA is the leading trade fair for industrial automation and mechatronics. It is a four-day show that will give you a comprehensive look at the latest developments in automation.

Overview of the global market

For several years now, AUTOMATICA has been the platform where specialists and executives in all branches of industry gather information about the latest developments. It is the perfect place to find out how you can further… read more

ICML 2016 International Conference on Machine Learning

Dates: June 19 – 24, 2016
Location: New York, New York


The 33rd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2016) will be held in New York City, co-located with COLT (June 24-26) and UAI (June 24-29).

ICML is the leading international machine learning conference and is supported by the International Machine Learning Society (IMLS).

— Event producer

WWDC16 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

Dates: June 13 – 17, 2016
Location: San Francisco, California


The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off at the historic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for an unforgettable Monday as Apple’s renowned developer community comes together to learn about the future of OS X, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The Keynote and State of the Union promise exciting reveals, providing inspiration and new opportunities to continue creating the most innovative apps in the world. End the day by honoring the most remarkable… read more

Intel Drone 100 at Vivid Sydney

Dates: June 8 – 12, 2016
Location: Sydney, Australia

Intel Drone 100

Drone 100, Intel’s world-record-holding drone performance, will be making its public debut as part of Vivid Sydney. For five nights only, from June 8 to 12, 100 illuminated drones will perform a spectacular choreographed routine over Sydney Harbour, accompanied by the breathtaking sounds of the Sydney Youth Orchestra.

Weather permitting, Drone 100 will light up the skies above Sydney Harbour in a 7-minute performance each night starting… read more

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