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September 2014

ISWC 2014

Dates: September 13 – 17, 2014
Location: Seattle, WA

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ISWC 2014 — The International Symposium on Wearable Computers — will be held in Seattle from Sep. 13–17, collocated with the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp’14) (and is followed by the Automotive UI 2014) .

ISWC is a conference dedicated to cutting-edge research in wearable technologies, and is the premier forum for wearable computing and issues related to on-body and worn mobile technologies. Every year,… read more

The proactionary imperative, with Steve Fuller and Veronika Lipinska

Dates: September 13, 2014
Location: London, UK

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How should we approach the broad set of sweeping risks posed by fast-changing technologies with radically unpredictable consequences? Is the “precautionary principle“the most sensible response? Should we abstain from all actions which lack full scientific consensus as to their safety?

The “proactionary principle” was introduced by transhumanist philosopher Max More as an alternative to the precautionary principle. It is now the subject of an important new book… read more

Nick Bostrom to speak about Superintelligence at UC Berkeley

Dates: September 12, 2014
Location: Berkeley, California

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MIRI has arranged for Nick Bostrom to discuss his new book — Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies — on the UC Berkeley campus on September 12th.

Bostrom is the director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, and is a frequent collaborator with MIRI researchers (e.g. see “The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence“). He is the author of some 200 publications, and is best known for his… read more

International Digital Health and Care Congress

Dates: September 10 – 12, 2014
Location: London, UK

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What is the future for health and social care?

Find out at this three-day event that brings together researchers, policy makers, practitioners and innovators to explore how the innovative use of technology is supporting improvements in the care of people with long-term conditions and other health and social care needs.

The congress is now in it’s fourth year and it regularly sells out, attracting more than 500 international delegates… read more

TEDMED 2014

Dates: September 10 – 12, 2014
Location: Washington DC, San Francisco, CA

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TEDMED is a global community of leading doers and thinkers from every walk of life. Our goal is to seed the innovations of today, making possible the breakthroughs of tomorrow.

We are best known for our annual three-day gathering that brings together inspiring speakers, powerful Delegates and innovative start-ups.

TEDMED curates an unusual and provocative program featuring brilliant short talks and stunning artistic performances that reframe our… read more

Directed/Programmable Matter for Energy (DPM) Workshop

Dates: September 5 – 7, 2014
Location: Palo Alto, California

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A small, highly interactive 2-1/2 day meeting focused on long-term prospects for revolutionary advances in energy storage, transmission, and generation based on improved precision in our control of matter was held September 5-7, 2014 in Palo Alto, California.

Wide-ranging thinkers, firmly grounded in a deep and broad understanding of current science, facilitated future research directions, encouraged the formation of new multidisciplinary teams, and sped nanoscale advances in the energy… read more

Workshop: Current Challenges for Wireless Power Transfer

Dates: September 2, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

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This workshop provides a forum for researchers and developers working on Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) to facilitate and highlight developing WPT technologies, to determine and advance the state of the art, to discuss supporting and related technical issues in this area, and take necessary action to improve implementations.

It investigates WPT applications in Space-to-Ground (Space Solar Power), Space-to-Space, Ground-to-Space and Ground-to-Ground power transfer. Study of multi-layer power transfer (e.g.,… read more

August 2014

KDD 2014: 20th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Dates: August 24 – 27, 2014
Location: New York City, NY

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KDD 2014, a premier interdisciplinary conference, brings together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and big data. KDD 2014 features 5 keynotes, 151 Research Track papers, 44 Industry & Government Track papers and 8 invited talks12 tutorials25 workshops including the KDD Cup challenge, the Broadening Participation in Data Mining program, and more!

Data Mining for Social Good is this year’s special theme, highlighting… read more

vmworld 2014

Dates: August 24 – 28, 2014
Location: San Francisco, California

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The value of virtualization and cloud technology has never been greater. From the data center to the device, VMworld 2014 provides the essential tools and training to deliver real business value back to your organization. In the midst of a dramatic shift to the mobile-cloud era, VMworld can help you shape your software-defined enterprise, radically simplifying IT while delivering services at the speed of today’s business.

Get ready to… read more

2014 ISEC Space Elevator Conference

Dates: August 22 – 24, 2014
Location: Seattle, Washington

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The theme of the 2014 conference is space elevator Architectures and Roadmaps with a focus on comparing the major space elevator architectures proposed to date. 

Space elevators are a radical new way to access space less expensively than possible with chemical rocket technology. The technology offers solutions to many of the problems facing the world today, including the need for clean, renewable energy. A space elevator uses a carbon nanotube ribbon that stretches from the surface of the… read more

Health Innovation Summit

Dates: August 21 – 22, 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA

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Rock Health’s 4th Annual Health Innovation Summit brings together diverse minds from healthcare, technology, and beyond to wrestle with healthcare’s most challenging problems. This one-of-a-kind, high-energy event features prominent thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, providers, and other experts in raw and insightful conversations you won’t hear anywhere else.

AGENDA

Thursday, August 21st

10AM – 1PM
Registration at the W Hotel

10:30AM
Innovation Tour
VIP Pass holders… read more

Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference 2014

Dates: August 21 – 23, 2014
Location: Santa Clara, California

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SENS Research Foundation is proud to present the Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference: Emerging Regenerative Medicine Solutions for the Diseases of Aging. This conference will bring together leaders from the Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular, cancer, and other age-related disease communities to discuss preventative and combinatorial strategies to address the diseases of old age.

The Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference builds upon novel strategies being pioneered by the Alzheimer’s and cancer communities. By convening the foremost leaders… read more

Cognitive Computing Forum

Dates: August 20 – 21, 2014
Location: San Jose, CA

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In recent years, numerous technological advancements have combined to give machines a greater ability to understand information, and to learn, to reason, and act upon it. These advancements have reached such sophistication that in some cases machines may even appear to think. As a result, the broad term used to describe this emerging capability is Cognitive Computing.

Agenda

August 20

8:30

Cognitive Computing and the Future

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The future of futurism, with WFS CEO Amy Zalman

Dates: August 16, 2014
Location: London, UK

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Changing times demand a re-evaluation of the task of futurists. How should futurist organisations evolve in the light of new global opportunities and challenges?

Founded in 1966, the World Future Society (WFS) is the world’s largest membership-based global organisation dedicated to exploring the future.

At the World Future 2014 conference in July, WFS members were introduced to the Society’s new CEO, Dr. Amy Zalman. Dr. Zalman is only the… read more

Super Wi-Fi Summit 2014

Dates: August 11 – 14, 2014
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

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Innovation Opportunities: Lesson Learned from Wi-Fi will lead to Super Innovation

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This conference is about providing you with the knowledge you need to use Super Wi-Fi to satisfy spectrum requirements for new products and revenue opportunities; without the need for carrier network build outs.

That’s a strong proposition – but it is possible with Super Wi-Fi and other advances in spectrum sharing solutions.

Get the… read more

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