South By Southwest Interactive News

Wednesday Aug 12th, 2015

Robots and AI: Watch Martine Rothblatt's 2015 Keynote [Video]

Written by Hugh Forrest

Earlier this week, we wrote that robots are expected to receive a lot of attention at the 2016 SXSW Interactive Festival. While this prediction stems from a growing industry trend toward automation, it also reflects one of the most popular talks from the 2015 event — the keynote presentation from...

Wednesday Aug 12th, 2015

SXSW Announces Inaugural Community Fund Grant Recipients

We are proud to announce the recipients of the SXSW Community Fund Grants. For the first time, five deserving charities will each be awarded a $10,000 grant for programs taking place in 2015 / 2016 for a total of $50,000 in grants. These grants reinforce SXSW’s focus on community...

Tuesday Aug 11th, 2015

SXSW Eco Announces Keynotes in Visionary Technologies

Written by Amanda Shaftel

SXSW Eco is honored to announce the first of our esteemed 2015 Keynote Speakers – Dirk Ahlborn of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Chris Lewicki of Planetary Resources! Explore how the future of space and technology are transforming the way we live our lives and hear from the people who are...

Monday Aug 10th, 2015

LAUNCHedu Application Open: Education Startups Apply

Written by Jessica MacCall

As new technologies and solutions continue to shake up the education landscape, startups are poised to disrupt and improve traditional models for learning. In just a few years, the education industry has become a top targeted vertical for VC funders. Beyond investors, schools and educators are increasingly on the look...