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February 2016

Network Society: the coming socio-economic phase transformation

Dates: February 6, 2016
Location: London, UK

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A set of simultaneous technologies is growing exponentially, with the common feature of being decentralized and organized into a network. This contrasts with the centralized and hierarchical organization of today’s traditional society and its basic functions. The shift from the old to the new structure will subject the Nation State to an unprecedented pressure. How should we respond to this pressure?

This London Futurists meetup features David Orban, the Founder and… read more

The future of prediction markets: how technology can enable the wisdom of crowds

Dates: February 22, 2016
Location: London, UK

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In the wake of crowd-funding and crowd-sourcing comes crowd-wisdom. Given the complexity and difficulty of many of the challenges facing humanity, the development of systems for improved crowd-wisdom can be seen as a major priority.

Researchers have shown that, in the right circumstances, people working together to forecast future outcomes can produce far more accurate results than individuals, even when these individuals are recognised experts in their field. Sharing and debating the… read more

March 2016

Work, Love, and Life When Robots Rule the Earth, with Robin Hanson

Dates: March 19, 2016
Location: London, UK

The Age of EM

Robots may one day rule the world. But what will a robot-ruled Earth be like?

This London Futurists presentation by Professor Robin Hanson will explore the idea that the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations — which can be called ems for short.

Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human. Train an… read more

May 2016

Innorobo 2016

Dates: May 24 – 26, 2016
Location: Paris, France

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Innorobo is Europe’s leading summit of the world robotics community. The show’s 5th edition, held in Lyon from 1 to 3 July 2015, brought together over 200 exhibitors from around the globe, 350 speakers, world experts and CEOs and senior managers from companies that design or use today’s and tomorrow’s robotics technologies.

For its 6th edition, Innorobo is taking on a new dimension. In 2016, for the first… read more

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