2016 Schedule

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

Rodney Brooks in Conversation with Nick Thompson

Sunday, March 13
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom D
531 E 4th St

Rodney Brooks, the chairman of Rethink Robotics and the former director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Nicholas Thompson, editor of newyorker.com, examine the current state of robotics and A.I. They will cover the problems that robots can and can’t solve and the future effect that robots will have on our economy and our personal lives. They’ll also tackle concerns about the dangers of artificial intelligence, and the ways that robots and A.I. could change the nature of warfare. Dr. Brooks will describe his decades of research into this field and his suggestions for policies that will best help humanity handle the changes that advances in robotics are bringing about.

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Nicholas Thompson at SXSW

Nicholas Thompson


The New Yorker

Nicholas Thompson is the editor of Newyorker.com, where he oversees and manages the magazine’s fast-growing Web Site. He has been editor of the site since 2012, during which time the number of read...

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Rodney Brooks at SXSW

Rodney Brooks


Rethink Robotics


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