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Artificial Intelligence For Scientific Progress Workshop

The Artificial Intelligence For Scientific Progress Workshop was Foresight’s second workshop in this year’s series of fast-paced interactive workshops. Invited participants and an excellent selection of accepted applicants met September 30 - October 2, 2016 in Palo Alto, California.

Artificial Intelligence For Scientific Progress is targeted at generating new insights, new projects, and new funding for the goal of applying advanced computer science to the challenges of atomic precision. Ben Goertzel as well as Feynman Prize Winners were amongst the attendees. The results, video and whitepaper, will go onto the website shortly to be accessed by the public.

Foresight Institute Breakthrough Technologies for Energy

Atomic Precision for Energy Generation, Transmission, and Use Reduction
May 20-22 2016 in Palo Alto, California

This was a highly interactive and stimulating 2-1/2 day invitational meeting focused on long-term prospects for revolutionary advances in energy based on improved precision in our control of matter, and how to speed current research in that direction.

White paper, video recap, participants

Bench to Market: Idea Evaluation and Commercialization for Product-market Fit

Foresight co-sponsored Bench to Market: Idea Evaluation and Commercialization for Product-market Fit presented by the The Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneurship Program, June 25, 2015, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT) Berkeley, California.

Foresight Institute's 2015 Workshop on Atomic Precision for Medical Applications

May 29-31, 2015, in Palo Alto, California, USA
Video, white paper, participants, etc. …

Foresight Institute's 2014 Workshop on Directed/Programmable Matter for Energy

Sept. 5-7, 2014, in Palo Alto, California, USA
Video, white paper, participants, etc. …

B.R.AI.N.S salon on Human Biology and Freedom

April 16, 2014 April 16, 2014 San Francisco Bay area
Following up the B.R.AI.N.S Immortalist Audit held at the February 2014 Foresight Conference, the B.R.AI.N.S salon on Human Biology and Freedom capped a successful Crowdtilt community fundraising campaign to build a strategic alliance between B.R.AI.N.S., Berkeley BioLabs and Foresight Institute to build an opensource biological parts repository and design and distribute a line of “How-to Build Biological Machines” educational kits. The event is described in a Nanodot post Building biological molecular machines as an open source path to advanced nanotechnology.

17th Foresight Conference: "The Integration Conference"

February 7-9, 2014
Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto
Silicon Valley, California, USA
Conference Wrap-Up, including the B.R.AI.N.S Immortalist Audit …
Conference photos …
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The 2013 Foresight Technical Conference: "Illuminating Atomic Precision"

January 11-13, 2013
Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto, CA USA
2013 Foresight Technical Conference Follow-Up (with links to videos)
For further details on the conference, speakers, and events …

25th Anniversary Conference @ Google

June 25-26, 2011
Mountain View, California
25th Anniversary Reunion Conference Follow-Up (with links to videos)

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2016 Future Forum & Annual Dinner

November 3rd, 2016, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.; Radisson Hotel, Santa Maria, California
2016 Future Forum & Annual Dinner—“The Shape of Things to Come”
Keynote: Christine Peterson – “Nano, Bio and Artificial Intelligence Tech that will Transform Your Tomorrows”
Co-Founder, Foresight Institute, Palo Alto
The Foresight Institute is a leading think tank focused on promotion the beneficial applications of transformative future technologies.

A thought leader on powerful, coming technologies, Christine Peterson, co-founder and past president of The Foresight Institute, writes, lectures, organizes conferences and briefs the media on nanotech, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and other technologies. An Advisory Board member of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, California’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology, Peterson also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of NASA’s Nanotech Briefs. She co-authored, among other things, Unbounding The Future: The Nanotechnology Revolution, and her interest/work in new varieties of intellectual property has led to her being credited with creating the term “open source software”.

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The Next Billion

October 13, 2016, San Francisco, California
Quartz's conference on the future of the connected world
October 13, 2016, 9 AM-7 PM; Sfjazz Center 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco

Are you interested in the future of the connected world?
Friends of Foresight get 40% off the regular ticket price ($1,495) for the Qartz Conference on October 13 in San Francisco. The Next Billion Conference is about the next billion people to come online for the first time—and what this means for us. You will get the chance to connect with thought leaders like Allen Blue, Cofounder of LinkedIn, Deb Roy, Director of MIT's Cognitive Machines Group, Rodney Brooks, Founder of Rethink Robotics.
To get your discounted ticket, register here using the code qzforesightinstitute: We hope to see you there!

The Next Billion is a metaphor for the future of the internet—both the exponential growth in connectivity in emerging markets and the growth of next-level technology in mature markets.

This October, Quartz will bring together thought leaders, industry experts, and others in our community to discuss the expansion of the connected world and what it means for every industry that touches it.

In past years, we've held The Next Billion in London, New Delhi, New York, and Seattle. Join us as we host in San Francisco for the first time.

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