EmTech MIT

September 11, 2018 - September 14, 2018 | Cambridge (MA), US

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 MIT is the annual flagship event, and it’s held at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Key themes:

The democratization of AI
Technical advances are making it possible for non-experts to apply powerful AI techniques in their work, accelerating the pace at which new AI systems are deployed.

Innovation in the AI era: A global view 
Artificial-intelligence technologies will be essential for driving economic growth in every region. The rapid pace of automation that this technology is fueling brings discussions about ethics and governance to the forefront, as we work to ensure that the next wave of innovation will benefit us all.

Sustainable energy
The central issue of our day is the search for sustainable, affordable energy sources to power a growing and increasingly connected global population. We will examine the most innovative new approaches to meet fast-growing global demand for clean energy.

Personalized healthcare—our data, ourselves
Massive and growing databases of gene sequencing data promise long-sought breakthroughs in medicine. How will we balance the pursuit of better health with ethical questions raised by this fast-moving field, from defining acceptable applications to establishing ownership of our genetic data?

The future (of computing) is quantum
Quantum computers are on the cusp of commercialization. What is quantum computing, and what will it be capable of?

The promises and perils of blockchain
Can cryptocurrencies play a serious role in the world financial system? We assess their potential in the global economy.

Meet the Innovators Under 35
Innovators Under 35 is an annual list that recognizes outstanding innovators, spanning a wide range of technologies, whose groundbreaking work promises to shape their fields in the coming decades. EmTech MIT is our chance to recognize the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve the world’s biggest problems.