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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 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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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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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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Program Director Ross on Curating Techonomy 2017

We're deep into Techonomy 2017, coming in early November. Program director Ross previews how she's planning to make this year's event sing. The dialogue about tech's role in business and society gets richer, and daunting. Speakers include new Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, Data & Society's dana boyd, Cisco's John Chambers, GE's Beth Comstock, IBM's John Kelly, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, Campbell's CEO Denise Morrison, Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser, and author Dr. Dean Ornish.   More