2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The Holy Grail: Machine Learning and Extreme Robotics

Sunday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 6AB
531 E 4th St


BRINK Institute’s Celia Black brings together "Sophia,’ Hanson Robotics' state-of-the-art, most humanlike, female robot along with David Hanson, visionary inventor and founder of Hanson Robotics; Jim Karkanias, Microsoft Partner and head of Applied Research and Technology; and Eric Shuss, Founder of Cogbotics, manufacturer of cloud based intelligent robots for home entertainment, for an interactive conversation on the reality of advanced robotics, machine learning and cognitive sciences.
Come and interact with Sophia as "She" spontaneously tracks human faces, listens to speech and generates a natural language response while participating in dialogue about the potential of genius machines.

Hashtags: #sxsw #Sophia


Ben Goertzel

Chief Scientist

Hanson Robotics

Dr. Ben Goertzel is Chief Scientist of robotics firm Hanson Robotics and financial prediction firm Aidyia Holdings; Chairman of AI software company Novamente LLC and bioinformatics company Biomind ...

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David Hanson


Hanson Robotics Inc

Eric Shuss at SXSW

Eric Shuss



Stephanie Wander

Prize Designer



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