2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Shaping Technology for Improved Future Human Life

Monday, March 16
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon B
500 E 4th St

At the core of CMU is the adoption of Integrated Intelligence, seamless interfaces with human AI to improve the lives of people everywhere. In Shaping the Future for Much Better Overall Human life, Manuela Veloso, Ken Goldberg, and Thanassis Rikakis will address four main questions:

How will seamless integration of digital, cyber information, physical artifacts, people and nature improve our world?

While technology developments are driven by curiosity, how will advances in technology lead to a better human functional life?

Given that human life is not only functional in terms of health, emotions, and creativity, how do we see technology advances contribute for an overall better human life?

As we look to the adoption of integrated intelligence, a merging of human and machine intelligence, what role will nature play as an ever important element to our existence?


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Jeremiah Owyang

Speaker & Founder

Crowd Companies

Ken Goldberg

Prof IEOR & EECS, College of Engineering, Art Practice, & School of Information, UC Berkeley

University of California at Berkeley

Manuela Veloso

Herbert A Simon University Professor

Carnegie Mellon University

Manuela Veloso’s long-term research goal is the effective construction of autonomous agents where cognition, perception, and action are combined to address planning, execution, and learning tasks. ...

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Thanassis Rikakis

Vice Provost for Design Arts & Technology

Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute


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