2016 Schedule

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

Presented by: Umbel

Big Data and AI: Sci-Fi vs Everyday Applications

Friday, March 11
11:00AM - 12:00PM


So much of what was once considered sci-fi has already become a reality, due to advancements in AI and big data. Robots performing complex surgeries, algorithms predicting what we want to buy, operating systems that talk to us, self-driving cars, they’re here! And the more data we collect and analyze, the better our machines will become at making predictions and increasing productivity. But don’t expect a machine takeover any time soon. We’re still years away from robots in our homes, self-driving spaceships and genetically-designed babies. Join an expert discussion on the future potential for AI and data, what’s already in development, potential dangers, and how this will impact consumers.

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Dr Doug Lenat at SXSW

Dr Doug Lenat



Kris Hammond at SXSW

Kris Hammond

Chief Scientist

Narrative Science

I am a Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University and co-founder of the startup Narrative Science where I am Chief Scientist. At Narrative Science, we are commercializing a technology...

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Rayid Ghani

Research Dir

Center for Data Science & Public Policy University of Chicago

Robin Goad


Lucid Ai


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