Xconomy Forum: Robo Madness: The A.I. Explosion

Major advances are happening in robotics and the driving force behind it—artificial intelligence. Now companies of all sizes are using emerging A.I. technologies from deep learning to computer vision to natural language processing to build their businesses—and impact our daily lives. Think Google, Facebook, iRobot, and a whole new generation of startups: the technologies are already starting to transform retail, advertising, social media, transportation, connected homes, and other industries.

But what are the real opportunities and risks for entrepreneurs and investors? How will A.I. and robotics reshape the competitive landscape of business and society? And what can Boston-area innovators do to harness the region’s strengths in technology, talent, and research? At this special Xconomy conference, we’ll address these questions—and much more—in a series of interactive talks, chats, and demos.

Confirmed Speakers:

Colin Angle, Co-founder & CEO, iRobot
Scott Eckert, CEO, Rethink Robotics
Jana Eggers, CEO, Nara Logics
Helen Greiner, Founder & CEO, CyPhy Works
Rohit Gupta, Co-founder, Sentenai
Leif Jentoft, Co-founder, RightHand Robotics
Joe Jones,Co-founder, Franklin Robotics
Dan Kara, Research Director, Robotics, ABI Research
David Lane, Founder & Director, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics
Phil Libin, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners
Rob May, Founder & CEO, Talla
Roger Matus, Vice President, Neurala
David Mindell, Founder & CEO, Humatics
Matt Revis, Head of Product, Jibo
Dan Roth, Founder & CEO, Semantic Machines
Daniela Rus, Director, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Tom Ryden, Executive Director, MassRobotics
Carl Vause, CEO, Soft Robotics
Max Versace, Co-founder & CEO, Neurala
Conor Walsh, Founder, Harvard Biodesign Lab, Harvard University
Jeremy Wertheimer, Vice President of Engineering, Google

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Registration: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Program: 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Networking Reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
View the full agenda.

Registration Information:

Regular Registration: $250
Startup Special: $125
Student Registration: $40
At the Door: $295
This event is sold out. Please add your name to the waitlist and we will release your ticket if one becomes available.

Sponsorship or Demo Space:

If you would like to be a sponsor or demo your product/technology, please contact [email protected]

*Speakers and program schedule are subject to change.



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