SXSW PanelPicker: Robots & AI
Robots and AI are poised to transform our world in ways that were unimaginable just a decade ago. But while we’re building robots that are more compatible with humans, we’re also becoming more compatible with robots. We’ve gotten scores of speaking proposals on this topic in the 2020 SXSW PanelPicker, from tips on writing news for robots to how VR can ease physical pain. Check out some of the ideas that explore the blurring of the real and the virtual, the human and the machine.
- How to Survive in an AI World
- How News Media Can Fuel Machines
- Synthetic Reality: Does the Real ‘You’ Matter?
- I’ve worn a camera every day for the past 4 years
- The Cognitive Impact of Mixed Reality
- SuperSight: living in a mixed reality world
- The Future of Live Music: Blended Realities
- A Pain Relief Revolution Using Virtual Reality
- Collide: How AI is Fusing the Physical & Digital
- Case Study: How XR Is Changing Sports
- The Many Faces of AI: Intelligent Digital Humans
- Converging physical and digital worlds together
- Blurring the Real and Unreal with AR at Retail
- Evolution: AI vs. Human Technology
- The AI Did What?! When AI Isn’t Very Smart
- Human 3.0: How Neuroscience is Reshaping our World
- Social Robots Empowering Humans
These are just a few of the thousands of ideas that have been entered via the 2020 SXSW PanelPicker — speaking proposals cover everything from astrobiology to nanotechnology to zebras and everything in between. That’s where you come in! Sign in to your SXSW account (or create a new one) to vote and comment on the proposals that you think should be part of next year’s March Magic. But hurry because voting ends at 11:59 Pacific Time on Friday, August 23.
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About 10-20% of the proposals will be accepted as sessions for the March 2020 event. These sessions will be announced on the SXSW website in mid-October. Buy your badge now so you can be part of the massive learning, discovery, cross-industry networking and creativity that is South by Southwest.
Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.