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The Great Debates of Our Time

The Great Debates, hosted by Foresight Institute were on Saturday November 19th, 2016 at 1pm.

We're all seeing impressive developments. But the future is not determined. The ink isn't dry. What should humanity's path look like? Foresight is bringing together the brightest minds to fight it out in exciting interactive debates covering critical topics from longevity to crypto-currency, from AI to designer babies, and from new governance to X-risks. Join our roundtable discussions, sample the foods of the future and connect with each other.

Our goal is to engage both the public and industry leaders in important conversations that may otherwise not be had.
The event website: http://foresightday.strikingly.com/
Photos can be accessed on the event fb page.
For a quick overview of the event, see Alton Sun’s notes.

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 …
For further details on the conference, speakers, and events …

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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