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March 2017

Near-Future Fictions Vol. 01 | Virtual Futures Salon

Dates: March 7, 2017
Location: London, UK


Join Virtual Futures for our brand-new events series ’Near-Future Fictions.’

Throughout 2017, we plan to reassert the significance of science fiction as a tool for navigating the increasing technologization of society and culture.

Join us for an evening that incorporates original reading, performance and live art to explore the possible consequences and impacts of the latest scientific developments have on our ontology. Together we will question what it means to… read more

Solar Power Summit

Dates: March 7 – 8, 2017
Location: Brussels, Belgium


The 12th annual Solar Power Summit is recognized throughout the solar sector as the most important event on the development of global solar markets.

It is a unique opportunity to discuss policy, business and technology changes. Learn about market trends, identify business opportunities and network with leading sector analysts, experts and key industry stakeholders.

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February 2017

AI and our Future, with Daniel Hulme

Dates: February 18, 2017
Location: London, UK


There have been more news stories about AI (artificial intelligence) in 2016 than in any previous year. London has recently been described as “The most important hub in the world” for AI. Interest in AI is clearly accelerating. But how well do we really understand AI? And how well do we understand what AI might become?

At this meetup, Daniel Hulme, CEO of Satalia, will be covering:

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    Connected Cars USA 2017

    Dates: February 16, 2017
    Location: Washington, D.C.

    Connected cars Brand ideas 2017 Final v4

    Bringing together industry insiders, policymakers and leading automakers, Connected Cars USA is the leading platform for discussion in this key sector. Make sure you are part of the conversation.

    Critical tech and business trends, as well as key policy considerations are up for debate at this crucial time in the DC calendar.

    The world is shifting towards fully connected and autonomous vehicles at high speed. With the US leading the way,… read more

    Gigaom AI Now

    Dates: February 15 – 16, 2017
    Location: San Francisco, California


    The much anticipated era of artificial intelligence has arrived. Businesses in every industry are using this powerful technology to gain immense leads over their slower-moving competitors.

    At Gigaom AI Now, we will explore:

    • What enterprises can do over the next three years to make sure they stay ahead of the curve.
    • How companies not employing AI today can begin to do so.

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    ‘Cities of the Future’ with mayors of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mountain View

    Dates: February 11, 2017
    Location: Stanford, California


    TED-style talk with mayors of Silicon Valley cities. Brought to you by Bay Area Futurists and Science Fiction Society of Silicon Valley.

    Entrance is FREE.

    What would cities look like at year 2050? Will there be cars? Will we have to pay rent? Will there be police?

    Mayor of Palo Alto – Greg Scharff
    Mayor of Menlo Park – Kirsten Keith
    Former Mayor of Mountain View -… read more

    Developer Week Conference + Festival 2017

    Dates: February 11 – 16, 2017
    Location: San Francisco, California


    DeveloperWeek 2017 is San Francisco’s largest developer trade show with over 8,000 annual attendees and 60 week-long events.  DeveloperWeek features a hackathon (1,000+ developers and $150,000+ in prizes), hiring mixer (1,200+ candidates; 100+ new job opportunities), conference and expo (100+ new developer platforms and tools); and aims to give you a deep-dive into every new developer tool and language.

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    AAAI-17 San Francisco

    Dates: February 4 – 9, 2017
    Location: San Francisco, California


    The Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-17) will be held February 4–9 at the Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA. The workshop, tutorial, and doctoral consortium programs will be held Saturday and Sunday, February 4 and 5, followed by the technical program, Monday through Thursday, February 6–9.

    The chairs of AAAI-17 are Satinder Singh (University of Michigan) and Shaul Markovitch (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology).… read more

    AI in Practice

    Dates: February 4 – 9, 2017
    Location: San Francisco, California

    AI in Practice will showcase invited presentations of visionary AI practitioners that will reflect on key successes of AI in the commercial world and crystalize emerging technologies and promising new directions. The event will include several keynotes and panels as well as demonstrations of AI software from multiple companies.

    AI in Practice is a special event of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) conference February… read more

    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

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