EmTech Digital

March 25, 2019 - March 26, 2019 | San Francisco

EmTech is a global series of conferences organized by MIT Technology Review Events. EmTech examines future trends and the technologies that will drive the new global economy. It’s where tech, business, and culture converge, and where you gain access to the most innovative people and companies in the world.

EmTech Digital is a uniquely accessible and insightful forum on the commercialization of AI technologies.

 It’s where the discerning lens of the world’s pre-eminent technology university meets Silicon Valley.

Our program is carefully curated to review the state of artificial intelligence technologies. We’ll examine the capabilities and commercial applications of these technologies and provide a deeper understanding of the growing economic impact that the field is having on organizations and industries around the world.

Key themes:

What’s next for AI?
While recent advances in AI have been significant, leading organizations around the world are racing to develop technologies that are more adaptable and useful in real world environments. We’ll examine the most significant developments of the year, from the growing accessibility of cloud-based AI to more intuitive human-machine interfaces. As well, you’ll see the most ambitious research fueling the next generation of intelligent systems.

AI’s economic impact
AI technologies are being deployed in nearly every global industry and will be central to economic growth going forward. As the capabilities of these systems continue to improve, the pace of adoption will accelerate quickly, making it a critical time for business leaders to embrace new technologies to augment their existing workforce. Practical insights from early adopters will reveal what is working today and where to watch for the next wave of disruption.

A global view
While there is much to learn from the AI hubs in the US and China, we will also examine other emerging centers of innovation and those regions at risk of being left behind. As AI’s implications on the global economy continue to grow, so do the stakes for ensuring that the social impact of these technologies is kept in mind. The rapid pace of automation fueled by AI requires a global discussion around ethics and governance to ensure that these technologies are more broadly beneficial.