2016 Schedule

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

Will AI Augment or Destroy Humanity?

Saturday, March 12
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 9ABC
531 E 4th St


The era of the assistant that began with Siri has dominated the way people interact with mobile devices, computers, cars, wearables and appliances.

But the next paradigm in AI will do more than just change how we interact with computers; it will fundamentally change technology, acting as a new web fabric that orchestrates the world of information and services as we know it. In next paradigm, you’ll find yourself in a place where services don’t need to be discovered by an app store or search engine. Humans and machines will work together. This panel seeks to explain what’s possible today with AI, where we’re headed, and what implications AI will have on business and culture.

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Dag Kittlaus

Co-founder & CEO


Dag Kittlaus is the co-founder and CEO of Viv, the global brain. Prior, he founded Siri (acquired by Apple in 2010), the world's first virtual personal assistant, as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at...

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Steven Levy



Steven Levy is the editor in chief of Backchannel, a hub for tech writing on Medium. He is the former senior staff writer for Wired, the former chief technology correspondent for Newsweek and the a...

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