Wed, March 1: AI at the Austin Forum
Artificial Intelligence looks to be one of the biggest themes at SXSW 2017, with dozens and dozens of panel and presentations focused on the implications of increasingly smart technology. Read this Medium post to learn about 15 of the most interesting sessions on this topic. Or use the search button at the top right corner of the online schedule interface to find the AI-related sessions that appeal to you most.
But if you need your fix of AI before SXSW begins, then attend the “Artificial Intelligence: How Deep Learning is Advancing & Transforming Business, Transportation, Medicine and More” edition of the Austin Forum at 5:45 pm on Wednesday, March 1 at Galvanize (118 Nueces St, 78701). The guest speaker for this installment of the monthly lecture series is Marc Hamilton, who serves as the Vice President of Solutions Architecture and Engineering at NVIDIA in San Francisco. His role at this company is to help customers and partners create advanced visual and accelerated computing solutions for machine learning, HPC, and professional visualization and design.
The Wednesday, March 1 edition of the Austin Forum will also feature a quick run-down of Artificial Intelligence programming at SXSW 2017 from Meaghan Hermann, who programs the “Intelligent Future” track that runs March 10–16 at the JW Marriott. Additionally, a couple of lucky attendees will win a FREE FREE FREE badge to SXSW 2017.
Future editions of the Austin Forum will cover “Dell Medical School Update: The Role of Technology in Transforming Healthcare” (Tuesday, April 4) and “Computer Security 101” (Tuesday, May 2). Watch slides and videos of past lectures and presentations via this page. Also, please take this Austin Forum survey to give organizers more information on what other kinds of content you’d like to see in the coming months.
Hugh Forrest tries to write four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts generally cover technology-related trends. When not attempting to wordsmith or meditating, he serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW in Austin.