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MIT Technology Review Releases Speakers, Details of Flagship EmTech MIT Conference, September 11-14


MIT Technology Review Releases Speakers, Details of Flagship EmTech MIT Conference, September 11-14

This annual conference will explore breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, sustainable energy, medical research, quantum computing, blockchain, and more

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, MIT Technology Review announced the next edition of its flagship EmTech MIT conference, which will take place September 11-14 at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA. The latest in the EmTech Event Series, this conference examines this year's most significant emerging technologies.

Joi Ito, Director of MIT Media Lab, and Reid Hoffman, Cofounder of LinkedIn and Partner at Greylock Partners, hold a discussion at EmTech MIT.

Launched in 1999, EmTech MIT has a longstanding legacy of exploring the biggest technologies and trends of the day. MIT Technology Review's 2018 Innovators Under 35 are all invited to appear in person at the event, representing the best and brightest technologists the world has to offer. The 35 innovators on this year's list include inventors, entrepreneurs, visionaries, humanitarians, and pioneers in fields ranging from software and biotech to artificial intelligence and transportation.

The key themes of this year's EmTech MIT conference include:

  • The democratization of artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Innovation in the AI era
  • Sustainable energy
  • Unexpected applications for genetic data
  • Promise and perils of blockchain

The growing line-up of speakers includes:

  • Ganesh Bell, President, Uptake
  • Sam Eathington, Chief Science Officer, The Climate Corporation
  • J. Alex Halderman, Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Zachary Lipton, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Clara Vu, Co-founder & VP of Engineering, Veo Robotics

Some of the 2018 Innovators Under 35 confirmed to speak include:

  • Jonas Cleveland, Co-founder & President, COSY Robotics
  • Prineha Narang, Professor, Harvard University
  • Alexandre Rebert, Founder, ForAllSecure
  • Ashutosh Saxena, Founder & CEO, Caspar
  • Alice Zhang, CEO & Co-Founder, Verge Genomics

Click here for full conference details, registration, and partnership opportunities.

Media who would like to cover the event should email to learn more about obtaining press credentials.

About The EmTech Event Series
MIT Technology Review's EmTech Event Series dives into emerging technologies that will drive the new global economy. From mainstage keynotes to Q&As and small discussions, these events provide a curated view of the year's most important developments. EmTech gives attendees the opportunity to discover future trends and learn from the most innovative people and companies in the world. Currently in its 18th year, EmTech events have quickly become a must-attend for entrepreneurs, innovators, policy leaders, media and more.  Learn more.

About MIT Technology Review
Founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1899, MIT Technology Review is a world-renowned, independent media company whose insight, analysis, reviews, interviews and live events explain the commercial, social and political impact of new technologies. MIT Technology Review derives its authority from the world's foremost technology institution and from its editors' deep technical knowledge, capacity to see technologies in their broadest context, and unequaled access to leading innovators and researchers. MIT Technology Review's mission is to bring about better-informed and more conscious decisions about technology through authoritative, influential and trustworthy journalism. Subscribe. Follow: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram.

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