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May 2014

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

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

IBM Watson Cognitive Computing Deep Dive

Dates: May 21, 2014
Location: Foster City, California

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

IBM Innovation Center Silicon Valley

1001 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Suite 400, Foster City, CA

Agenda:

- Quick high level overview of the IBM Watson Eco System and tips for integrating Watson into applications by Sridhar Sudarsan, CTO of the IBM Watson Ecosystem.
- Deep dive into the IBM Watson Eco System by… read more

IBM Watson Cognitive Computing Innovation Day

Dates: May 21, 2014
Location: Foster City, California

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IBM Innovation Center Silicon Valley

1001 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Suite 400, Foster City, CA

8:30am – Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9:00 am - An overview of Watson, Cognitive Computing, and the Watson Ecosystem, with a view of strategic direction and what is coming next — Stephen Gold, VP of Watson Ecosystem and Market Development, IBM Watson Group

9:30am – Getting Ready for Watson
We’ll share the keys… 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

FiRe 2014

Dates: May 20 – 23, 2014
Location: Laguna Beach, California

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The leading global conference on the intersection of technology and the economy. New partnerships, projects, and plans you can’t afford to miss. If your success depends on having an accurate view of the future, or you’d like to meet others who are able and motivated to forge action-based alliances, this is the most important conference you will attend.

2014 THEME: “LEAVING BORDERS BEHIND”

“The best technology conference in the world.” —… 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

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

Back to the Future in the Metaverse

Dates: May 15, 2014
Location: Online (Second Life)

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On Thursday, May 15, at 2pm EDT (8pm CEST) there will be a meeting in Second Life to discuss the VR renaissance outlined in Back to the future in the Metaverse.

Location: Soleri City, Terasem Island, Second Life. Click here to teleport to Soleri City (requires a Second Life viewer)

 Speakers:

Philip Rosedale is a visionary technology entrepreneur and… read more

International Space Development Conference (ISDC)

Dates: May 14 – 18, 2014
Location: Los Angeles, California

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Space development and innovation are flourishing at an ever-increasing rate. New technologies are redefining our paradigm of how humans interact with space: new ideas and approaches will bring us closer to space than ever before. A Space Renaissance in the making.

Join ISDC 2014 in May for an immersive look into current space development programs, cutting-edge aerospace technology, and innovative new projects to inspire the next… read more

Containing the Intelligence explosion: the Role of Transparency

Dates: May 13, 2014

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This is a joint event with the Oxford Martin School and the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology. This lecture will also be streamed live at Noon EDT (5 PM London time).

Joanna Bryson, PhD, Reader, Department of Computer Science, University of Bath, will ask: Is artificial intelligence an existential threat to humanity? If so when?

In this talk she… 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

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

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

EG Presents: Nina, Theo, Doug, Arthur, Peter & Faith

Dates: May 1 – 3, 2014
Location: Monterey, California

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EG explores our most creative enterprises, by engaging a gifted mix of people — from rising stars to living national treasures, the people who attend EG are among the most industrious and iconoclastic talents of our time.

Scott Cook says: “The best conference I go to.”
Steve Wozniak raves: “I thought it was so great I want to attend every one.”
Dick Cavett recalls: “Hardly a day has… read more

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