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March 2017

Near-Future Fictions Vol. 01 | Virtual Futures Salon

Dates: March 7, 2017
Location: London, UK

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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

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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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The age of technology arrived. Now what? With Azeem Azhar

Dates: March 18, 2017
Location: London, UK

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The age of technology has arrived. Now what?

It is impossible to escape technology because as humans we are inextricably linked to it. What are the implications as the pace of technology increases? What are the most important things to understand, in order that we can become positive participants in this fast-changing world, rather than bewildered spectators or disoriented victims?

About the speaker:

Azeem Azhar is the curator… read more

Altered Minds | Virtual Futures Salon

Dates: March 21, 2017
Location: London, UK

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State-of-the-art virtual environments, which are increasingly indistinguishable from reality, are fast proving themselves to have a transformative effect on the body and the brain.

Virtual reality (VR) has shown itself to be an effective non-pharmalogical treatment for a number of conditions: studies show that VR has been as effective as morphine at reducing sensitivity to chronic pain, it can normalise the fight or flight area in the brains of… read more

Virtual Futures

Dates: March 21, 2017
Location: London, UK

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Virtual Futures presents a panel discussion on virtual reality with an artist who will live a simulated life in VR for 28 days, an academic who is using gaming to transform how humans experience the world, one of the UK’s leading VR developers, and a researcher who is using virtual reality to combat psychosis.

By becoming increasingly indistinguishable from reality, virtual environments are fast proving to… read more

April 2017

BRINK Institute Spring Summit 2017

Dates: April 24 – 29, 2017
Location: British Virgin islands

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“Changing the world begins with a small group of people who simply refuse to accept the unacceptable.” –Richard Branson
BRINK Institute hosts its Spring Summit April 24-29, 2016 for 6 incredible, life-changing, globally-impactful days on spectacular Peter Island, an 1800-acre private nature reserve and home of the inimitable Peter Island Resort and Marina in the British Virgin Islands. We’re opening up a limited number of seats to new leaders, exceptional entrepreneurs,… read more

Webit Festival — Re-inventing Europe’s Future

Dates: April 25 – 26, 2017
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

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Today we announce the thrid edition of the Smart Cities Summit, part of the biggest ever Webit Festival Europe under the theme re-Inventing Europe’s Future | 25-26 April 2017.

The Webit.Festival is a proud host of 12 parallel summits on Innovation, Digital Transformation, Digital Marketing and Advertising, Mobility, Health, Cyber Security, Digital Economy leadership, Smart Cities and Fintech among the other events.

The Smart Cities Summit gathers mayors, municipality administrations and… read more

Deep Learning in Finance Summit

Dates: April 27 – 28, 2017
Location: Singapore

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Discover advances in deep learning tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across industry, research and the financial sector.

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Discover advances in deep learning tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across industry, academia and the financial sector. Speakers will share insights into recent breakthroughs in technical advancements and fintech applications including financial forecasting & compliance.… read more

Deep Learning Summit Singapore

Dates: April 27 – 28, 2017
Location: Singapore

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The smart artificial intelligence revolution. Explore software that can recognize patterns in digital representations of sounds, images & data.

EXTRAORDINARY SPEAKERS

Discover advances in deep learning and smart artificial intelligence from the world’s leading innovators. Learn from the industry experts in speech & image recognition, neural networks and big data. Explore how deep learning will impact communications, manufacturing, healthcare & transportation.

DISCOVER EMERGING TRENDS

The… read more

May 2017

Interop ITX 2017

Dates: May 15, 2017 – May 19, 207
Location: Las Vegas

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The Interop ITX Conference offers five days of world-class education, compelling speakers, and unlimited networking opportunities to help technology leaders keep up with the challenges and drive their businesses forward. Check out our agenda here.

The technology landscape has dramatically changed, requiring new skills, platforms, and services to achieve technology excellence. Attendees will benefit from strategic insight, hands-on technical resources, and an inside look at the emerging

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International Longevity & Cryopreservation Summit

Dates: May 26 – 30, 2017
Location: Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Spain

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Spain will host the first International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit during May 26-30, 2017. Fundacion VidaPlus will be the main organizer of this world congress, with the help of other leading associations and organizations working on longevity, indefinite lifespans, cryopreservation, and other biomedical areas.

Longevity extension has been one of the dreams of humanity since the beginning of recorded history, when average lifespan was… read more

Vivid Sydney 2017

Dates: May 26 – Jun 17, 2017
Location: Sydney, Australia

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Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival of light, music and ideas. Vivid Sydney features many of the world’s most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations and a cutting-edge contemporary music program.
Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect.

Our 2017 session is on Friday 2nd June 2017, and this time we are presenting a discussion… read more

June 2017

TSC 2017. The Science of Consciousness.

Dates: June 6 – 9, 2017
Location: Shanghai, China

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The Science of Consciousness (TSC) is the world’s largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference on all aspects of the nature of conscious awareness, feelings and existence.

These include how the brain produces consciousness, how consciousness can causally affect brain processes, the best empirical theories, do we have free will, evolution of life and consciousness, the origins of moral and aesthetic values, how to improve mental, physical and cognitive function, and whether consciousness can persist after bodily death,… read more

A serious assessment of the Technological Singularity

Dates: June 14, 2017
Location: London, UK

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Will the ongoing acceleration of technology result in a “technological singularity”?

Eminent thinkers such as John von Neumann, Alan Turing, Vernor Vinge, and Ray Kurzweil have, in various ways, foreseen a forthcoming “intelligence explosion” in which self-improving artificial intelligence will rocket past the unaided capabilities of human intelligence. Trying to predict what would happen next is hard, since the resulting ultraintelligence may become motivated by considerations that we cannot… read more

QS17 Quantified Self Conference 2017

Dates: June 17 – 18, 2017
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The Quantified Self supports new discoveries that are grounded in accurate self-observation.This year’s Quantified Self conference is convened in collaboration with the Quantified Self Institute at Hanze University.

If you are a self-tracker, toolmaker, science leader, designer, or educator, we hope you’ll join us for over 100 unique talks, discussions, and presentations. We’ll be working together to advance our field by gaining access to our own data;… read more

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