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Using AI for Good at Techonomy 2017

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend Techonomy as an alum of AI4ALL. The focus of conference was the “convergence of man and machine” with the specific goal of “[exploring] how technology can be used to accelerate progress toward achieving the UN sustainable goals” and encouraging more equity around the world to prevent global instability.   More

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The Future is Now

At Techonomy 2017, a humble group of high school students are awed to hear that the future is now: speaking to machines, telepathy, mind-controlled artificial limbs, and high-tech food production are no longer restricted to science fiction and are currently being developed in actuality at research labs or tech companies. Their inventors—scientists and entrepreneurs—presented their […]   More

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Intersection of Tech and Healthcare at Techonomy 2017

Nathan, a man living with paralysis, had the opportunity to shake hands with President Obama; using a robotic arm, Nathan could actually feel the handshake. As Justin Sanchez of DARPA explained on November 5 at Techonomy 2017, this marvelous feat was enabled by brain-machine interfaces, a manifestation of the fascinating connection between technology and neuroscience. […]   More

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Technology: Connector or Isolator?

Over a week out from attending Techonomy, and the main theme is still resonating with me: the convergence of man and machine. What happens at this intersection is something that will only increase in importance, so I was glad to have the opportunity to learn more about it at this conference. Being only recently introduced […]   More

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Techonomy’s Purpose–Nine Assertions

Techonomy is not a neutral journalistic organization. We are advocates for the responsible use of technology, which seems more urgent than ever as technology continues to race ahead of society.   More

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“Vitriol” Towards Net Giants Was an Unexpected Theme of Techonomy 2017

Facebook and Google took the brunt of criticism at Techonomy 2017, the net giants serving as proxies for an entire tech industry that increasingly appears unwilling to take responsibility for the power it wields.   More

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Techonomy 2017: Will Machines Serve Man or Vice Versa?

Business leaders, policy experts and engineers gathered at Techonomy 2017 for two days of discussion on the promise and perils of a tech-driven future. Status Update: It’s complicated. Attendees painted a picture of great progress driven by innovation, but the way forward is fraught with peril.   More

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At Techonomy 2017: Debating Tech’s Impact on Democracy

The theme of unintended consequences ran through every session at Techonomy 2017. While there is no clear solution, many speakers share a firm belief that more transparency – in algorithms, privacy policies, emerging AI capabilities, and in data security – can be big steps forward.   More

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“The Internet Under Attack Is Civil Society Under Attack”

As the Internet becomes more and more vulnerable, civil society is under threat. Is it already too late? A panel at Techonomy 2017 paints a dire picture.   More

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Urban Space: Missed Opportunities and Looming Changes

In what has become a recurring theme of Techonomy 2017, the technology is outracing society’s capacity to thoughtfully integrate it. Monday’s sessions on the future of cities was no exception.   More

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For Better Global Health, Let Tech Put People Together

Those putting their faith in technology to fix the inequalities and inefficiencies in global healthcare are missing big pieces of the puzzle. A wide-ranging discussion at Techonomy 2017 underscored some of the missed opportunities right in front of us.   More

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John Chambers: Make Every State a Startup State

In a fiery discussion at Techonomy 2017, Cisco executive chairman John Chambers warned that the United States had lost its innovative edge to other nations and called for a national digital agenda.   More

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Techonomy 2017: Optimism Tempered with Concerns

Techonomy 2017 opened Sunday with a mind-bending array of possibilities coupled with an equal number of ethical quandaries. The opening day looked at the convergence of man and machine, raising the prospect of neuro-technololy that will bypass the need for language itself. “It is both exciting and worrying,” was a common refrain throughout the sessions. […]   More

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The Future of Work: Automation, Training, and the ‘Digital Reckoning’

At Sunday’s session of Techonomy 2017, Techonomy CEO David Kirkpatrick spoke about the future of automation and American business with GE Vice Chair Beth Comstock and Penny Pritzker, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and founder of PSP Capital Partners. The bottom line: there's still a lot of work to be done.   More

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Watch the Video from Techonomy 2017

While we will shortly slice up and archive each session’s video individually, here is the conference video in it’s entirety.  Please refer to the agenda if you need help finding a specific session. Sunday Afternoon: Monday Morning: Monday Afternoon: Tuesday Morning:   More

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What to Expect at Techonomy 2017

With Techonomy 2017 about to begin, Program Director Simone Ross surveys our panoply of topics and themes, from the "new hegemonist" net giants, to AI and jobs, AR & VR, the future of construction, the future of food, rising waters, global health and tech, etc. etc. We are ambitious, eclectic, and global-minded, and this year's conference displays it brightly, and proudly.   More

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Could Blockchain-based Systems Replace Facebook?

Few topics are hotter than blockchain right now. In this excerpt from our conversation with Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures at Techonomy NYC in May, he explains why he thinks such tools could even be the way an insurgent might challenge the overwhelming dominance of Facebook.   More

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Iconic Speakers to Tackle Game-Changing Innovation Issues at Techonomy 2017

From the impact of AI to the perils of “fake news” on social media, this year’s event looks at the weirdly increasing convergence between humans and technology and its impact on business, social and economic progress NEW YORK, NY – October 16, 2017 – Techonomy, the thought leadership company that poses the most provocative questions […]   More

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Program Director Ross on Techonomy 2017–One Month Away!

A year after Mark Zuckerberg uttered his famous words that continue to reverberate despite his having repudiated them, Techonomy's program director celebrates the rich program for this year's upcoming Techonomy 2017. Will history again be made? We also just finished the print magazine that goes to our attendees and underscores our concerns and fascinations.   More

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More Onstage Heroes at the Upcoming Techonomy 2017

What we do at Techonomy is unique, by two essential measures–the people on stage, and the people in the audience. You will not find a mix of thinkers like this elsewhere. Here we introduce a few of the amazing people speaking at Half Moon Bay in November. Diversity and intensity of collective conversation are our tools to deepen our collective understanding of the zeitgeist, as it is inflected by tech.   More