Fantastic Future

March 16-21

Interactive Track

New for 2020, the Fantastic Future Track spotlights the extraordinary new ideas that inspire us to get excited about tomorrow. From quantum computing to the next generation of touchless interfaces, these sessions offer a platform to discuss and preview what life will be like over the next few decades.

Photo by Ann Alva Wieding

Photo by Ann Alva Wieding

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7 Non-Obvious Trends Changing The Future In 2019

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How AI Will Design the Human Future

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Will Machines Be Able to Feel - Aleksandra Przegalinska - 2019 - Photo by Joann Hetrick

Aleksandra Przegalinska

Asst Professor & Research Fellow

Kozminski University/ MIT

Want To Mend the Web - Maura Corbett - 2019 - Photo by Adrianne Schroeder

Maura Corbett

CEO & Founder

Glen Echo Group LLC

Untold AI-SciFi Telling Stories - Cory Doctorow - 2019 - Photo by Adrianne Schroeder

Cory Doctorow

Science Fiction Author, Activist, Journalist and Blogger

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Untold AI-SciFi Telling Stories - Rashida Richardson - 2019 - Photo by Adrianne Schroeder

Rashida Richardson

Director of Policy Research

AI Now Institute

Quantum Computing - Tommy Moffat - 2019 - Photo by Edward Bennett

Tommy Moffat

TKS Activator

The Knowledge Society (TKS)

The Role of AI in Reducing the Impact of Pandemics - Jennifer Esposito - 2019 - Photo by Cris DeWitt

Jennifer Esposito


Magic Leap

The Role of AI in Reducing the Impact of Pandemics - Sumi Paranjape - 2019 - Photo by Cris DeWitt

Sumi Paranjape

Director of Technology Advancement



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