Tech Forward: Entrepreneurship, Cybersecurity, and Emerging Technologies
September 27, 2017 • Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
Experts have speculated that artificial intelligence will become so routine in the near future that it will be barely noticeable in our daily lives. In other words, humans and technology will link together in ways only once imaginable. However, many questions remain. Who will create these innovations? How will we protect ourselves in this new frontier? What technologies will drive this revolution and what will be the impact?
#AIforGood: Risks and Opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
September 27, 2017 • Kelly-Strahorn Theater
In collaboration with XPRIZE and hosted at the historic Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Thrival Innovation addressed, head on, the consequences of an artificial intelligence revolution — ranging from the effects on our day-to-day lives, to the impact on jobs and the economy, to the way government and lawmakers handle automation on a massive scale.
Human Touch: Culture and Communication in the Age of AI
September 28, 2017 • UPMC Enterprises (Bakery Square)
While the automation revolution presents an array of economic and market opportunities, the proliferation of artificial intelligence and robotics will undoubtedly have a human cost associated with it. Yet, time and again, we witness major tech companies and new innovation miss the mark as scale, development, or go-to-market strategies fall short of their objectives. If people (still) remain at the center of the equation, how can we successfully foster technological growth at an unprecedented scale while helping humanity prosper and flourish?
Intelligence: Humans X Tech
September 28, 2017 • Carnegie Museum of Art
Thrival Innovation concluded with a first-ever collaborative event with the Carnegie Museum of Art to recognize Pittsburgh’s unique and evolving role within the Fourth Industrial Revolution. With a focus on interactivity and AI, this marquee event celebrated the work of world-renowned artist and technologist, Ian Cheng — while featuring over a dozen technology demos, art presentations, exhibits, and keynote talks from thought leaders and industry executives shaping the global marketplace.
Editor-in-Chief & CEO, NewCo; Founding Editor, WIRED
Founder & Publisher, NEXT Pittsburgh
Senior Brand Manager, Procter & Gamble
Founder, Taylor Gang
Head of Vertical Strategy, Pinterest
CEO, Venture for America
Lead Design Strategist, UPMC Enterprises
Luis Von Ahn