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Curiosity Conference

Ai & Education

April 21. Computer HIstory Museum. Silicon Valley.

Videos, Summaries + photos will be released May 10.

The Curiosity Team would love to thank our volunteers, attendees, Speakers, Moderators, Sponsors and Media Partners for shaping our inaugural conference. 

 

 
 
 
 

To activate new ideas. Processes. Actions. Goals. 

 

2018. Human Centered. Human Driven. 

The 2018 conference will challenge current thinking about Artificial Intelligence and Education to deliver human  centered, human driven outcomes. 

  • A BIG BANG between the world's finest thinkers and doers in education, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cognitive science and, learning technology

  • A DREAM TEAM assembled for thoughtfully reconciling opposing narratives of fear and hope

  • A MAN-and-MACHINE solution framework to be catalyzed for improving the state of humanity

 

Thought leaders

LEADERS WORKING IN, INVESTING IN, RESEARCHING AND ADVOCATING FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND EDUCATION AND BEYOND will engage in interactive panels & key notes. 

 

Workshops

limited to 30 attendees only. LEARN FROM AND ALONGSIDE ROBOTICISTS, EDUCATORS, BUSINESS LEADERS, SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS, ARTISTS, CREATORS.

 

 learner's Dialog + machine interaction

April 19: we will open up time-slots for intimate group discussion on issues in A.I. and Education led by panel speakers. stay tuned. 

INteract with robots and A.i. installations throughout the conference. 

 

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panels

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Teaching our Children


How do we craft the future of learning?

How do we integrate A.I., Robotics, and other technologies to empower our children and give agency to educators?  How will we develop skills in the context of core concepts and a changing world?

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Designing for creativity


How does human creativity activate?

What does the future hold for learners gifted in the Arts? What are the new interfaces and media for human expression? How can we unleash human creativity to enable good design?

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Man vs. Machine in the workplace


How do human careers evolve?

Can you imagine the jobs of 2030? What are the new ways universities and education institutes interact with the job market? How do we prepare young people for the world and beyond?

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Accelerating inclusion for all


How do we prevent societies from being left behind?

Can we effectively direct A.I. to reduce education inequality between students and school systems? How should we invest in displaced workforces?

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investing in new ideas


How does our investment in learning transform?

What are the new business models, organizations and networks to support? What paradigm shifts need to happen to ensure we are effectively leading as innovators?

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reaching human Fulfillment


How do we utilize platforms for personal growth?

What is human self actualization in a world of A.I.? What should humans do that machines can't? How do we become life-long learners to find our purpose?

 

KEYNOTE speakers

 

Stavros N. Yiannouka is the Chief Executive Officer of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), a major initiative of Qatar Foundation dedicated to building the future of education through debate, dialogue and purposeful action.

Before joining WISE, Stavros was Executive Vice-Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore (2005-2012). At the LKY School he spearheaded the implementation of an ambitious growth strategy he helped develop as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Stavros is the co-author, with Kishore Mahbubani, et al. of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy: Building a Global Policy School in Asia (World Scientific, 2012).

Stavros worked at McKinsey & Company from 2000 to 2005, serving private and public sector clients in Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea and Canada, predominantly in the financial services, healthcare and education industries. From 1995 to 1998, Stavros practiced corporate law in the City of London with the firms Gouldens, and Mayer, Brown & Platt. He holds an MBA (with Distinction) from the London Business School, an LLB (with Honours) from the University of Bristol, is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and an Adjunct Professor and Senior Advisor at the LKY School.

Stavros Yiannouka, CEO of wise (World Innovation Summit for Education)

Yao Zhang is the founder and CEO of RoboTerra Inc. She has been working in the education and technology field for more than a decade. RoboTerra, recognized as the annual "Star Company" at the 2014 World Learning Technology Summit and a "Top 30 Innovations Company in 2015 SVIEF", provides a cloud-based learning solution connecting educational robots built by students and respective course modules, which allows students a rewarding and fun learning experience. A Columbia University alumna, Yao was recognized for her great entrepreneurship, contribution and leadership in robotics and education, as a "Top 25 Women in Robotics in 2015" by RoboHub, and most recently honored as a 2016 Young Global Leader by Davos World Economic Forum, an Innovation Ambassador by the United Nations (UNCTAD), a Global Future Council AI & Robotics Committee member and one of "7 Women in AI & Robotics" by major tech media.

Yao zhang, CEO & Founder of RoboTerra

 
 

Featured Speakers

 
 Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur and author running for President as a Democrat in 2020. In 2011 he founded Venture for America, a national entrepreneurship fellowship, and spent the last 6 years helping to create more than 2,500 jobs in cities like Cleveland, Detroit, and Pittsburgh. When Andrew realized that new technologies like artificial intelligence and automation threatened to eliminate one-third of all American jobs, he knew the nation needed a leader with a vision for our radically different future. In The War on Normal People (April 2018), he explains the mounting crisis and makes the case for a Universal Basic Income: $1,000 a month for every American adult, no strings attached, one of the central pillars of his policy platform.

Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur and author running for President as a Democrat in 2020. In 2011 he founded Venture for America, a national entrepreneurship fellowship, and spent the last 6 years helping to create more than 2,500 jobs in cities like Cleveland, Detroit, and Pittsburgh. When Andrew realized that new technologies like artificial intelligence and automation threatened to eliminate one-third of all American jobs, he knew the nation needed a leader with a vision for our radically different future. In The War on Normal People (April 2018), he explains the mounting crisis and makes the case for a Universal Basic Income: $1,000 a month for every American adult, no strings attached, one of the central pillars of his policy platform.

Andrew Yang, PresidentIal Candidate for 2020

 

Amy Blankson is a bestselling author of The Future of Happiness, is the only person to receive a Point of Light from two sitting US Presidents.  After graduating from Harvard College and Yale School of Management, she has focused her work on understanding how to cultivate happiness in a digital era.  She is a member of the UN Global Happiness Council, a Fellow of the World Innovation Organization, and is currently working with the IEEE to create standards for well-being in the creation of artificial intelligence and emotion awareness. Most recently, Amy has shared her thought leadership as a speaker at TEDx, as a regular contributor for Forbes on Women, Technology, and Leadership, and as a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course.

Amy Blankson, Author of The Future of Happiness

 
 Ajay Kapur is the President and co-founder of  www.kadenze.com , a site that brings STEAM education to the world. He is also the Associate Dean for Research and Development in Digital Arts at the California Institute of the Arts.  Kapur has published over 150 technical papers and presented lectures across the world on music technology, human computer interface for artists, robotics for making sound, creative applications of machine learning, modern digital orchestras, and education technology. His first book “Digitizing North Indian Music”, discusses how sensors, machine learning and robotics are used to extend and preserve traditional techniques of Indian Classical music. His latest book "Introduction to Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists" is a textbook for artists to learn computer science. 

Ajay Kapur is the President and co-founder of www.kadenze.com, a site that brings STEAM education to the world. He is also the Associate Dean for Research and Development in Digital Arts at the California Institute of the Arts.  Kapur has published over 150 technical papers and presented lectures across the world on music technology, human computer interface for artists, robotics for making sound, creative applications of machine learning, modern digital orchestras, and education technology. His first book “Digitizing North Indian Music”, discusses how sensors, machine learning and robotics are used to extend and preserve traditional techniques of Indian Classical music. His latest book "Introduction to Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists" is a textbook for artists to learn computer science. 

AJAY KAPUR, PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER OF KADENZE

 Who Should Attend?

Teachers. Administrators.  Policy Makers

Talk to experts on the future of Machine & Deep Learning

Experience A.I. technology as a tool for the classroom

 

Roboticists. Engineers. Product Managers. Designers. 

Deepen your understanding of mindset development and impact of your work

Join a community to improve existing education solutions 

 

Explore your future in a.i. 

Have fun with our robots

Educators 

 

 

 

A.I. practitioners

 

 

 

Students

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Workshops

Be 1 of 30 attendees to be a part of these interactive workshops. training & intimate dialog on A.I. & Education. 

 

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TURN YOUR CLASSROOM INTO A DYNAMIC LEARNING LAB

True cloud expertise starts with hands-on learning. Learn how to give your students access to the computing power they need to be able to experiment and innovate, proudly sponsored by AWS.

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deep learning demystified

Learn how to build Artificial Intelligence and accelerated computing applications with hands-on training through NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute workshop--perfect for educators new to neural nets. This introduction to deep learning will explore key fundamentals and opportunities, as well as current challenges and how to address them.

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Ethics & A.I. 

Take a more in depth look at how AI is currently impacting social and economic structures, and what can be done to steer it in a direction towards change for the betterment. Be a part of an interactive dialog on how to apply these works in everyday learning. 

 

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Creator's showcase

Artists, roboticists, and product developers will conduct a showcase of their creative work & intimate discussion of their creative work, explaining how technology intersects with their designs. Understand how to incorporate this in pedagogy. 

 
 

 

Will you be part of the solution?

 

Be a part of our community and have your voice heard. we want to know your thoughts on Education and A.I. Grow and shape them with us as a speaker, attendee, workshop coordinator or volunteer. 

 

To join the 2018 Curiosity Conference, let us know who you are. Our team will contact you with further details.