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March 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Thug Design for an evening of food, drinks, demos, smart homes, artificial intelligence, and IoT.
Doors open at 5:30 for food and drinks. Presentations at 7pm. Demos before & after presentations.
Take part in our live Connections demo to experience the latest sensor and proximity technology.
VR Olympic Winter Games Demo
Strap on a VR headset and immerse yourself in rich highlights from the Olympic Winter Games.
Emotional barriers to smart home adoption – Colin Bay
We hear about smart homes everywhere in the news, but the installed base is still small. Why? Though improving technology implementations can help, the answer is less about specifications and technology and more about addressing how people feel about smart homes. This talk will explore some of those emotional barriers—and how to diminish the obstacles to adoption.
Will AI lead to immortality or extinction in our lifetimes? – Ted Sarvata
Ray Kurzweil, Ray Diamandis, and other tech luminaries are convinced AI will advance fast enough for them (and all of us) to be functionally immortal. Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Bill Gates are worried AI could wipe out humanity. Is humanity at an inflection point? Do we have reason to believe either of these fantastical claims?
IoT from the CueCat to the voice assistants in your home – Dave Mathews
The CueCat barcode scanner was one of the first Internet of Things devices in 1997. Today we have Alexa and other voice assistants. Internet is everywhere but has this brought us the instant automation we were promised? Time and Inc. magazines called the CueCat the worst invention of the decade, yet 20 years later Amazon released its own barcode reader with voice control. How is this technology finding acceptance and extending IoT?
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