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Can We Handle the Coming Convergence of Man and Machine?


  • From left: UCSD's Benjamin Bratton, Mary Lou Jepsen of Openwater, Savioke's Tessa Lau, Rohit Prasad from Amazon, and David Kirkpatrick in conversation during their panel at Techonomy 2017. Photo Credit: Paul Sakuma Photography


Benjamin H. Bratton
Professor, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego

Mary Lou Jepsen
Founder and CEO, Openwater

Tessa Lau
CTO and Chief Robot Whisperer, Savioke

Rohit Prasad
Vice President and Head Scientist -- Alexa Machine Learning, Amazon


David Kirkpatrick
Founder and CEO, Techonomy

Session Description: It seems like computers are starting to merge with our minds, bodies, and maybe even our souls. What new society emerges? What strange, semi-automated netherworld are we hurtling towards?

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