MIT Technology Review Announces First Ever EmTech Next Conference

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Today, MIT Technology Review announced its inaugural EmTech Next conference, which will take place June 4-5, 2018 at the MIT Media Lab. The latest in the EmTech Event Series, this conference will focus on how emerging technologies are augmenting human capabilities.

Advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, and 3D printing are poised to dramatically change the future of work. How will humans collaborate with machines in a constructive and effective way? What policy considerations must be made to ensure that everyone stands to benefit in this wave of disruption?

EmTech Next discussion topics around the future of work will include:

  • Artificial intelligence and its impact on businesses
  • Human and robot collaboration
  • The digital factory and 3D printing
  • VR/AR in the workplace
  • The skill gap myth – or rethinking retraining
  • Labor disruption and jobs of the future

The growing line-up of speakers includes:

  • Brad Smith, President, Microsoft
  • Manuela Veloso, Head, Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Jessica Brillhart, Director, Vrai Pictures
  • John Hart, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, MIT; Co-Founder, Desktop Metal
  • Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics
  • Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, MIT

Click here for full conference details, registration, and partnership opportunities.

Source – PR Newswire

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Kirstie Magowan

Kirstie Magowan

Kirstie Magowan is the managing editor of IT Chronicles. Kirstie is an experienced journalist and publisher who has been working in the IT Service Management industry since 1999. Kirstie is a regular speaker at industry conferences globally.