Program & Agenda

Time Machine 2018 is a platform for critical dialogue on an AI-enabled future. We are living in the age of artificial intelligence, but what does this mean for businesses? At this summit, we’ll explore cutting-edge AI applications, projects, and research that are creating the future.

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.

  • Lawn

    Check-in/Breakfast

  • Main Stage

    Welcome and Introduction

  • Main Stage

    What Does it Mean to be a Human in an AI World?

    Speaker: Dr. Heather Berlin · Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    How will AI become entwined with our most basic physical and mental processes? Dr. Heather Berlin, a recognized cognitive neuroscientist and TV host, will share how her work on the brain and consciousness extends to a world where the veil between human and machine is getting thinner.

  • Teammates, Not Tools: Establishing Trust between Humans and Machines

    Speaker: Kimberly Jackson Ryan · Draper
    How do we create autonomous systems that we can work with collaboratively? Human Systems Engineer Kimberly Ryan will lead us as we explore how we’ll establish working relationships with AI.

  • Main Stage

    Beyond Data Management with the Semantic Web and Data-Driven Cultures

    Speaker: Bryon Jacob · Data.world
    Bryon Jacob, CTO and Co-Founder of data.world, shares how the Semantic Web will link data to enable people and machines to use knowledge to its full potential.

  • Main Stage

    Taking Data From the Ground to the Cloud

    Fireside Chat: Darryl Willis · Google Cloud
    Moderator: Sridhar Sudarsan · SparkCognition

    Google loves AI! In fact Google believe it’s a more profound technology than electricity. Google is putting AI in almost all of the technologies that we have and even building new ones totally centered around AI, like Google Translate and Google Lens. This keynote will discuss how AI is changing the world but also what data does an enterprise need to do it.

  • Automated Model Building: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

    Technology Use Case: Automated Model Building · Keith Moore
    Discover how SparkCognition is accelerating data science at scale by automating the building and deployment of machine learning models.

  • Indoor/outdoor

    Break

     During the break, attendees are encouraged to get refreshments, network, and interact with the demonstrations. Stop by The Cognitive Times bookstore to pick up The Sentient Machine, by Amir Husain, Ghost Fleet, by August Cole, Time Machine merch, and complimentary copies of Cognitive Times.

  • Main Stage

    The Future Power Plant is Autonomous... (And We're Building It Now)

    Speaker: Paul Browning · Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America
    Moderator: Jennifer Strong · Wall Street Journal

    As the power industry moves into the digital age, AI technology is making operations safer and more efficient. Paul Browning, the President and CEO of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America, discusses how this is being implemented in the vision for the digital solutions platform MHPS-TOMONI.

  • A Man, a Dog, and a Pipe: How AI is Fueling a Move from Automation to Autonomy

    Technology Use Case: SparkPredict · Slavek Zaremba
    A walk through of how SparkPredict is enabling autonomy in key maintenance tasks and processes that will power the plant of the future.

  • Main Stage

    Your Personalized Future, With AI

    Speaker: Tom Jackson · Locus Insights
    Although humans crave the personalized customer experience AI can provide, they are often hesitant to provide the personal data that enables this. Tom Jackson, Co-Founder and CEO of vision tracking technology company Locus Insights, discusses how these two factors will play into shaping the future for consumers.

  • Augmenting Reality: Bending Light to Merge the Physical and Digital

    Speaker: Joo Beira · Datagrama
    As art and data collide, new mediums for creation emerge, like projection mapping. Art director João Beira will explore the intersection of light and interactive media.

  • Lawn

    Lunch

  • Main Stage

    Technically Funny

    Host: Don McMillan · Technically Funny
    Former engineer turned comedian Don McMillan will share his humorous insights after escaping the tech world.

  • Main Stage

    AI Progress is Dependent on Our Model of Sentience, not GPU Chips

    Speaker: Charlie Burgoyne · Valkyrie AI
    Charlie Burgoyne, Founder and CEO of Valkyrie Intelligence, will share how the way we think about sentience will influence AI progress, and how Knowledge Graphs and semantic engineering will become powerful tools for this new technology.

  • Main Stage

    Where's My Robot? It's Closer, and Further, Than You Think

    Speaker: Dr. Scott Niekum · Personal Autonomous Robotics Lab (PeARL)
    What will it take to have mass-deployed robots in our everyday lives? Dr. Scott Niekum, director of the Personal Autonomous Robotics Lab at the University of Texas at Austin, describes what this new reality will look like and how we’ll get there.

  • Indoor/outdoor

    Break

     During the break, attendees are encouraged to get refreshments, network, and interact with the demonstrations. Stop by The Cognitive Times bookstore to pick up The Sentient Machine, by Amir Husain, Ghost Fleet, by August Cole, Time Machine merch, and complimentary copies of Cognitive Times.

  • Hyperwar: When Machines do the Fighting... and Decision-Making

    Panel: Amir Husain, Wendy R. Anderson, Dr. Bruce Porter · SparkCognition
    Moderator: August Cole · SparkCognition
    Bringing the speed of machine learning to battle decisions will completely revolutionize war. August Cole and Amir Husain discuss how these changes could minimize casualties and collateral damage.

  • Main Stage

    Transforming Innovation Within the DoD

    Panel: Colonel Jennifer Sovada, Zach Walker, Joshua Marcuse
    Moderator: Jennifer Strong · Wall Street Journal
    As the U.S. Department of Defense develops relationships with agile tech companies, it’s having to change its ways. This talk will elaborate on how the DoD is incorporating innovation and making strides to become tech-friendly.

  • Indoor/outdoor

    Break

     During the break, attendees are encouraged to get refreshments, network, and interact with the demonstrations. Stop by The Cognitive Times bookstore to pick up The Sentient Machine, by Amir Husain, Ghost Fleet, by August Cole, Time Machine merch, and complimentary copies of Cognitive Times.

  • Main Stage

    Clandestine Tech: A History Lesson from One of America's Former Top Spies

    Speaker: Admiral Bobby Inman · United States Navy
    America’s former top spy, Admiral Bobby Inman, who once led the CIA and the NSA, will cover a history of using AI in the intelligence community.

  • Who's Really Winning the Global AI Race?

    Fireside Chat: Admiral Bobby Inman, Amir Husain
    Moderator: David Ignatius · Washington Post
    What does AI innovation look like around the globe? This panel will explore promising and worrisome developments, and their implications for the world’s shifting political balance.

  • Main Stage

    Closing Remarks

  • Happy Hour Meet and Greet

       After the closing of Day 1, join us on the lawn of the event space for happy hour and networking, as well as a book signing from Amir Husain, author of The Sentient Machine, and August Cole, author of Ghost Fleet.

  • End of Day 1

  • Lawn

    Check-in/Breakfast

  • Main Stage

    Welcome and Introduction

  • Main Stage

    The Expanding Sphere of Possibility

    Speaker: Tasneem Husain
    As our understanding of physics and scientific principles expand, so too does our knowledge of the universe, and of the scope of the possible. Theoretical physicist Tasneem Husain explains how our view of science—and the world around us—is constantly evolving.

  • Digital Technologies, the Industrial Performance Enhancers

    Speaker: Aric Zurek · Flowserve
    Aric Zurek of Flowserve takes us behind the scenes of the AI transformation at the oldest industrial company and largest pump manufacturer in America.

  • Main Stage

    Thinking Outside the Black Box: The Connected Aircraft and the Future of Aviation

    Speaker: Jordan Hefferan · GE Aviation
    The aviation industry is one of the world’s most complex network experiences. The coordination of assets and people—combined with a variety of external factors—can make it a unique challenge. The industry also puts you on a chair in the sky and delivers you home safely. Jordan Hefferan is the Director of Digital Services at GE Aviation, accelerating change and digital transformation throughout the ecosystem. His talk will focus on the transformation of the industry, the future technology landscape, and the connected aircraft.

  • Main Stage

    Talk AI to Me

    Technology Use Case: Jaidev Amrite · DeepNLP
    A demonstration on what natural language processing is, how it works, and how it can save companies (including airlines) from the bureaucratic nightmare of paperwork and document organization.

  • Indoor/outdoor

    Break

     During the break, attendees are encouraged to get refreshments, network, and interact with the demonstrations. Stop by The Cognitive Times bookstore to pick up The Sentient Machine, by Amir Husain, Ghost Fleet, by August Cole, Time Machine merch, and complimentary copies of Cognitive Times.

  • Main Stage

    Wolfgang Amadeus... Watson? The AI Composer Creating with AI

    Speaker: Anna Chaney · IBM Watson Beat
    Is it creative if an algorithm makes it? Anna Chaney, data scientist at IBM Watson, will dive into the creative process of AI as a composer, and explore the surrounding issues of AI-created music, like copyright and model training.

  • Main Stage

    5 Slam Dunk Predictions for AI in Sports

    Speaker: Todd Young · Ballogy
    Data analytics in athletics is nothing new. But due to artificial intelligence, the value that can be extracted from data is. Todd Young will explain how AI will transform sports, coaches and athletes in the next five years.

  • Beyond GLaDOS: AI in Game Design

    Speaker: Richard Garriott de Cayeux · Portalarium
    Moderator: Hugh Forrest · SXSW
    AI isn’t just a tool for industry. Richard Garriott de Cayeaux discusses how game designers are working to unleash AI’s full creative potential (and potentially reach general intelligence) by using it to design new kinds of games beyond what humans can imagine.

  • Main Stage

    Eating AI: How Tech is Transforming Big Ag

    Speaker: Tim Mueller-Sim · Bloomfield Robotics
    AI is paving the path for farmers to increase production and efficiency in agriculture. Tim Mueller-Sim explores how robots and humans can work together to produce better crops.

  • Lawn

    Lunch

  • Main Stage

    Technically Funny

    Host: Don McMillan · Technically Funny
    Former engineer turned comedian Don McMillan will share his humorous insights after escaping the tech world.

  • Main Stage

    Is Edge Computing the New Cutting Edge?

    Speaker: Vishal Lall · HP Enterprise
    As technology evolves and cybersecurity becomes a critical part of operations, edge computing is becoming an attractive option for operations. Find out how HPE is using edge computing to revitalize their technological and business strategies.

  • Main Stage

    Fueling Performance in the Field with AI

    Speaker: Ali Raza · Apergy
    AI isn’t just a fad; it’s changing the entire business model for companies in the field of energy. Learn from Ali Raza, Senior VP and Chief Digital Officer at Apergy, how major oil and gas companies are restructuring their operations with AI.

  • Getting to the Meat of Cellular Agriculture

    Speaker: Kristopher Gasteratos · Cellular Agriculture Society
    Given the massive impacts the meat industry has on society and the environment, what if we could have meat without the negative side effects? Discover how cellular agriculture technology could transform the meat industry.

  • Main Stage

    The Future of AI in Cybersecurity

    Speakers: Cody Pierce · Rapid7, Pedram Amini · InQuest
    Moderator: Mike Cronin · Austin Business Journal
    How are machine learning and artificial intelligence affecting the information security landscape, both now and in the future? Tech reporter Mike Cronin leads cybersecurity experts Pedram Amini and Cody Pierce through a discussion on the present and future application of bleeding-edge technologies from the perspective of defenders and adversaries.

  • Main Stage

    Data is Your Armor

    Technology Showcase: Bryan Lares · DeepArmor
    What does it look like when cybersecurity is built not just with AI, but entirely from AI? Find out the fundamental difference and what it means for protection against the growing world of cyber crime.

  • Indoor/outdoor

    Break

     During the break, attendees are encouraged to get refreshments, network, and interact with the demonstrations. Stop by The Cognitive Times bookstore to pick up The Sentient Machine, by Amir Husain, Ghost Fleet, by August Cole, Time Machine merch, and complimentary copies of Cognitive Times.

  • Main Stage

    Cleared for Takeoff: AI in Aviation

    Speaker: Ted Colbert · Boeing
    It won’t be long before AI is piloting commercial aircraft, monitoring plane components, and streamlining logistics at major airlines. Ted Colbert explains the technology we already have and how it will change, and secure, the face of transportation.

  • Main Stage

    The Republic's Rise: China's Quest for Global AI Domination

    Speaker: Elsa Kania · Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
    China has committed tens of billions of dollars to becoming a global AI superpower. Elsa Kania from the Center for a New American Security delves into this investment and what it means for the world.

  • Main Stage

    What Does Good AI Policy Look Like? Lessons from Around the World

    Panel: Elsa Kania, Amir Husain, Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux
    Moderator: Kaveh Waddell · Axios
    The age of AI is upon us, and being ready for it will take more than just technological innovation. In this panel, find out what policymakers need to do to ensure their countries are prepared, who is successfully doing so, and who isn’t.

  • Where Do We Go From Here? Creating the AI Future

    Speaker: Amir Husain · SparkCognition
    Having heard from so many experts in their individual fields, how do we bring this all together? What will the future look like? How do we prepare? And what is the evolving role of humans in a world that will increasingly be managed by AI?

  • Main Stage

    Closing Remarks

  • End of Day 2

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