“The world of A.D. 2014 will have few routine jobs that cannot be done better by some machine than by any human being. Mankind will therefore have become largely a race of machine tenders.” – Isaac Asimov, 1964, ‘Visit to the World’s Fair of 2014’
The next frontier is made possible by the twin waves of massively large numbers of processors collecting data that is used to make more and more evolved decisions for humans, allowing us to centre our own neural capacity towards the problems that can only really be solved by human cognition. At both ends of the spectrum – of human thought and machine intelligence – the man-machine ratio and synergy is changing irrevocably, and with it, life as we know it.
This track is for folks who have ideas on how this man-machine ratio can be changed, be it in the fields of GPU Computing, Massive Parallelism, Deep Learning, Neuromorphic Computing, Stronger Sensors, Cheaper Sensors, Drones or even Connected Cars.