Time Machine 2018

TM18 Speakers

Time Machine is the only summit of its kind that gathers the global executives, cultural innovators, and industry trailblazers who are advancing lives by applying tomorrow’s technology today.

More speaker announcements to come!


Time Machine 2018 is a platform for critical dialogue on an AI-enabled future. SparkCognition’s annual summit brings together world-leading creative minds in technology, government, industry, and academia to debate the most pressing issue of our time: artificial intelligence.

TM18 Sessions

Time Machine promotes the discussion of the future of AI and helps to develop a vision for the field of AI through talks with executives, professors, and industry leaders. This year, our topics will address the impact and importance AI will have in the future.

Day 1

  • What Does it Mean to be a Human in an AI World?
  • Your Robot Coworker: The Future of Human-Machine Integration
  • Hyperwar: When Machines do the Fighting…and Decision Making
  • The Third Offset and The AI Arms Race
  • The Republic’s Rise: China’s Quest for Global AI Domination
  • Past Procurement: Transforming Innovation Within the DOD
  • Clandestine Tech: A History Lesson from America’s Former Top Spy
  • Moonshot or Moonshout? Who’s Really Winning the Global AI Race?

Day 2

  • Eating AI: How Tech is Transforming Big Ag
  • Beyond GLaDOS: AI in Game Design
  • Augmenting Reality: Bending Light to Merge Physical and Digital Environments
  • Sentient Metal: Robots at Work and Play
  • Ain’t no Rest for the Wired: The Future of Work in the AI Economy
  • AI in the Sky: The Future of Flight
  • Intelligent Industry: AI in the Industrial Enterprise
  • Wolfgang Amadeus…Watson? The AI Composer

Testimonials from TM17

Fair Market · Austin, TX

The Time Machine 2018 summit will be held at the Fair Market in Austin. Fair Market is a one-of-a-kind Eastside indoor-outdoor event space located steps from downtown Austin.

1100 E 5th Street
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 956-5576

You’ll Fall in Love with Austin

Find a room by the Summit

We offer special rates for hotels in downtown Austin by the TM18 summit when you register now with Hotels for Hope.


Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown – University

810 Red River St


The Westin Austin Downtown

310 East 5th St


Omni Austin Hotel

700 San Jacinto Blvd


Aloft Austin Downtown

109 East 7th St

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