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IEEE is hosting its seventh-annual IEEE Tech for Humanity Series at the annual SXSW® Conference in Austin, Texas March 9-18, 2018! Curated in partnership with SXSW, the series convenes some of the world’s leading innovators and technologists to discuss the impacts of technology on the future of humanity.
IEEE’s 18-event series includes a SXSW Keynote with William Hurley (aka “whurley”), a SXSW Featured Session with world renown inventor and philanthropist, Dean Kamen, and a SXSW Featured Panel on Extreme Bionics, which includes Hugh Herr, Co-Director of MIT’s Center for Extreme Bionics, Aimee Mullins, actress, model and world-record setting NCAA athlete and Hans Georg Naeder, third-generation CEO of Ottobock, the world’s largest prosthetics and orthotics manufacturer.
Our full lineup, including solo and panel discussions, meet ups, SXSW official party and tradeshow experience are highlighted below with links to the official SXSW Schedule! Please note that dates and locations are subject to change. For the official programming, please refer to the SXSW Schedule.
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TECH FOR HUMANITY TOPICS
- Quantum Computing
- Regenerative Medicine
- Biofabrication of Human Tissue
- Body Computing
- Clinical Virtual Reality
- Scent technology
- Clinical virtual reality
- Artificial intelligence
- Digital identity
- Machine learning & consciousness
- Ethics in Technology
- Algorithmic bias, and more!
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THE ENDLESS IMPOSSIBILITIES OF QUANTUM COMPUTING
Quantum computing isn’t just a possibility, it’s an inevitable next step. During his SXSW Keynote, "The Endless Impossibilities of Quantum Computing," William Hurley (”whurley”), Strangeworks CEO and IEEE Chair, Quantum Computing Working Group Chair discusses how it will forever change the computing landscape and potentially shift the balance of international power.
** Official SXSW badge required for entry
Tuesday, March 13, 2:00-3:00 pm | Austin CC, Salon HLearn More
FRIDAY, MARCH 9 to SATURDAY, MARCH 10
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
MONDAY, MARCH 12
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
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