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January 2017

Conversational Interaction Conference

Dates: January 30 – 31, 2017
Location: San Jose, California


The Conversational Interaction Conference, will be held this month in San Jose, California, January 30-31, 2017. It explores the ways companies can use a major revolution in the user interface: Conversing with computers in human language through text or voice.

The major topics covered in the sessions include

Natural language in IVR systems: Eliminate frustrating menus with a prompt such as “Please state briefly what you are calling about.”… read more


Dates: January 30 – Feb 1, 2017
Location: San Francisco, California


The Graphorum Conference is designed to accommodate all levels of technical understanding. It will bring together emerging disciplines that are focused on more intelligent information gathering and analysis, including:

  • Graph Databases
  • Graph Analytics
  • Graph Models/types
  • Graph Performance and Scalability
  • Data Modeling for Graphs
  • Query and Search Languages
  • Graph APIs and Integration
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Visualizations
  • Semantic

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Smart Data Conference

Dates: January 30 – Feb 1, 2017
Location: San Francisco, California


The Smart Data Conference is designed to accommodate all levels of technical understanding. It will bring together emerging disciplines that are focused on more intelligent information gathering and analysis, including:

  • Cognitive Computing
  • Deep Learning
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Graph Databases
  • Object Recognition
  • Voice Processing
  • Semantic Technologies
  • Human Interfaces
  • Big Data
  • Neurocomputing

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December 2016

Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk 2016

Dates: December 12 – 14, 2016
Location: Cambridge, UK


The past five years have seen rapid growth in what Jaan Tallinn calls the “xrisk ecosystem” – a thriving community of researchers and others, inside and outside academia, united by a common interest in potential serious hazards of powerful and beneficial new technologies. This conference aims to bring this community together, to ask ourselves where our efforts should best be directed, over the rest of the decade… read more

State of the Arts 2016: AI for Good & Music that Transforms

Dates: December 12, 2016
Location: Los Angeles, California

Shanti Ricky Kej

This year’s STATE OF THE ARTS celebration is presented by C3: Center for Conscious Creativity and The Millennium Project with support from BRINK Institute, focuses on the power of artificial (or machine) intelligence and music to transform our lives. From personal well-being, to education, arts and healing, this year’s event will honor both 2016 FutureVision Awardees; inventor of iWithin, Eric Shuss, and musician and Grammy Award Winning composer, Ricky Kej.… read more

Terasem Colloquium in Second Life

Dates: December 10, 2016
Location: Terasem Island Conference Center, Second Life


The 2016 Terasem Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons will take place in Second Life  in  ”Terasem sim” on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at noon EDT. The main themes: “Legal Aspects of Futuristic Persons: Cyber-Humans” and “A Tribute to the ‘Father of Artificial Intelligence,’ Marvin Minsky, PhD.” (Video)

Each year on December 10th, International Human Rights Day, Terasem conducts a… read more

Transpolitica 2016

Dates: December 3, 2016
Location: London, UK


The theme of the conference is “Real world policy changes for a radically better future.”

The goal of the conference is to formulate and review policy recommendations which could become the focus of subsequent cross-party campaigns for legislative changes. In turn, these legislative changes will have the aim to enable better politics, better communities, and better human experience – by allowing society to take good advantage of… read more

November 2016

Next-Generation Robotics & Automation: Automotive Manufacturing Europe 2016

Dates: November 29 – 30, 2016
Location: Birmingham, UK


The Next-Generation Robotics & Automation: Automotive Manufacturing Europe 2016 is…

The only European Robotics event dedicated to the Automotive Industry that discusses selection and implementation challenges specific to the sector, with:

  • 15+ Robotic Capabilities Case Studies & Discussions : Comprehensive access to exclusive manufacturer perspectives on Next-Generation Robotic applications, straight from the plant
  • 5 Process Specific Breakout Groups : Grapple with application, maintenance & selection

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Artificial Intelligence and White Collar Jobs

Dates: November 24, 2016
Location: London, UK


You are invited to a special AI and machine learning meeting, organised by the Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum (DSMLF), and hosted by PwC. This meeting will explore how these fast-changing technologies are set to fundamentally re-make the world of white collar work.

The meeting will also consider the social, economic and security implications of these emerging technologies, and discuss the best strategies companies can adopt to adjust to the disruption… read more

Artificial Intelligence for Health & Life Sciences Conference

Dates: November 23 – 24, 2016
Location: London, UK


You’ve all heard how machine learning algorithms can improve efficiency, decrease costs and lead to better decision making… But what can Artificial Intelligence really bring to your organisation and which technology should be used for which process?

With cognitive computing technologies improving at a fantastic speed and the huge growth in the amount of data available, this meeting will bring clarity to this tech mine field… read more

The Great Debates: Controversies in Technology & Our Future

Dates: November 19, 2016
Location: San Francisco, California

Foresight Institute

Please join us for “The Great Debates: Controversies in Technology & Our Future” hosted by Foresight Institute on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 1pm.

We’re all seeing impressive developments. But the future is not determined. The ink isn’t dry. What should humanity’s path look like? Foresight is bringing together the brightest minds to fight it out in exciting interactive debates and panels covering critical topics from longevity to crypto-currency, from… read more

Ci2016: The Exponential Shift

Dates: November 7 – 9, 2016
Location: Melbourne, Australia


The main theme of Ci2016 is:

The Exponential Shift:
Making Transformation Happen


The first digital camera was introduced in the early 1980s. Eastman Kodak declared bankruptcy 30 years later. The Netscape browser was launched in 1994. In 15 years, the U.S. newspaper industry was a shell of its former self.

Apple launched the iPhone in 2007. Six short years later, the former industry king – Nokia –… read more

Web Summit

Dates: November 7 – 10, 2016
Location: Lisbon, Portugal


Our History

We’re at an inflection point. The kind of inflection point that comes around not once in a lifetime, but once in several lifetimes. We’ve all seen the world go through times more turbulent than our parents, or their parents, and the only thing we can expect for certain is more change.

There is no longer such a thing as a ‘tech’ industry – just industries that have… read more

Masters of the Exponential Age: An immersive leadership development experience

Dates: November 5, 2016
Location: London, UK


Masters of the Exponential Age is an interactive, ‘live’ learning programme that will give professionals the opportunity to leave the day-job behind and take a bold step into the future – to imagine, discuss, and take action in a world where today’s techno-fantasies are taken for granted, where the 20th century nation-state has been shaken to the core by a maelstrom of diverging interests, and where the age of… read more

Wordstock Portland’s Book Festival

Dates: November 5, 2016
Location: Portland, Oregon


The Ties that Bind: Finding Home

Who: Amy Kurzweil,  Angela Palm, Pauls Toutonghi, Natalie Serber

When: November 5 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Where: Oregon Historical Society – M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust Stage

How do the people who raised us and the places we came from shape us? How do we carry our family’s history with us in… read more

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