Talk 1. Welcome to the Hyperreality (Christian Glessner - Microsoft MVP, 45 min + Q&A)
Abstract: Hyperreality describes a condition in which what is real and what is fiction are seamlessly blended together so that there is no clear distinction between where one ends and the other begins. In this talk I'll show you how close devices like the Microsoft HoloLens can bring us to the Hyperreality, the convergence between virtual and augmented reality and which role AI plays.
Bio: Christian Glessner was born with enhanced creativity, durability and management skills. He possesses an incredible level of superhuman technology knowledge (Microsoft MVP). As a member and co-founder of Experts Inside and Hololux, Chris is responsible for management and making decisions. He is the man behind the curtain. His natural passion for modern technologies, such as cognitive services, virtual and mixed reality, turned Chris into an expert for various application platforms. He is @cglessner on Twitter.
Talk 2. Blockchains for AI II: Applications (Trent McConaghy, 25 min + Q&A)
Abstract: In this talk, Trent will talk about applications of blockchains to AI that have emerged since Trent's original talk last year. These include a decentralized exchange for self-driving cars (Toyota Research + BigchainDB), a hedge fund crowd-sourced by data scientists and tokenized (Numerai), and more.
Bio: Trent is building a shared database for the planet, via BigchainDB and IPDB. Before that, he did AI research for two decades.
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