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Below is the schedule for the now adjourned COSM 2019, October 23 — October 25.
Opening Keynotes and Themes Luncheon
How artificial intelligence, 5G wireless and blockchain security are converging in a new era. How new Internet and monetary systems can remedy the currently torturous relations between the U.S. and China. How understanding money as time overthrows all the prevailing economic and technological models and opens the way to a cornucopian future.Steve Buri — President, Discovery Institute | George Gilder — Author, Technology Futurist, Co-Founder of Discovery Institute | Peter Thiel (Via Videoconference) — Technology Entrepeneur, Investor, philanthropist
AI General Intelligence, Human Systems, and the Future of WellnessCraig Mundie — PRESIDENT OF MUNDIE & ASSOCIATES, FORMER MICROSOFT CHIEF RESEARCH & STRATEGY OFFICER
Introduction to Thought Exchange
Is a DIY Mint Possible? Money Creation in a Purely Informational WorldDr. William Dembski — Mathematician, Entrepreneur, and Philosopher
Can Crypto and Blockchain Reverse the Tech Decline (and Enable an Internet Renaissance)?
This panel will explore the future of cryptocurrency/blockchain technologies, and consider their implications for global money, global security, and internet architecture.George Gilder ( Moderator) | Steve Forbes — Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media | Ed Moy — Former Director, U.S. Mint | Dr. William Dembski
Conference Adjourns, Dinner on Own
5G: Connecting the FutureAndre Fuetsch — President, AT&T Labs, CTO of AT&T
Blockchain and 5G: The Convergent Future
Who is really winning the battle for 5G and crypto – the U.S. or China? Who cares? What does the outcome portend for global power relationships, business and personal investments, and the prospects for autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things?George Gilder (Moderator) | Gilad Garon — Co-Founder and CEO, ASOCS | SUSIE M. ARMSTRONG — Senior Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm | Jules Urbach — Founder & CEO, OTOY | Nick Tredennick — Electrical Engineer, Author, Inventor
Regulation and the Future of Technology
A conversation between George Gilder and Andy Kessler.Andy Kessler — Inside View, Wall Street Journal
Thought Exchange Q&A
Radical Decentralization: The Key to Realizing the Vision of the Internet’s Founders?Yorke Rhodes, III – Co-Founder, Blockchain at Microsoft
Killing Thanos – Defeating the Ideology of ScarcityDr. Gale Pooley – Professor of Economics, BYU-Hawaii
Danielle and the Future of the Singularity (Interactive videoconference)
Ray Kurzweil will offer a glimpse of his foreseen singularity where we merge with super-intelligent computers. He will also describe his book Danielle, which tells the story of “a precocious girl uses her intelligence and accelerating technologies to solve the world’s biggest challenges.” A discussion and debate with George Gilder will follow, along with audience Q&A.Ray Kurzweil — Director of Engineering at Google
AI’s Role in Unlocking Human Potential
What are the limits, opportunities and threats posed by artificial intelligence? Can AI replicate or exceed human knowledge and creativity? What are the implications for the workforce? What are new business and career opportunities created by artificial intelligence? And will AI and humanity merge at some point in the future? These questions and others will be explored by an esteemed panel of experts.Matt McIlwain (Moderator) — Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group | Dr. Robert Marks — Director, Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence | Oren Etzioni — CEO, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence | Dr. George Montañez — Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College
Will Pilots and Drivers Soon Be Obsolete?
Autonomous vehicles have the potential to transform transportation by reducing congestion, limiting traffic accidents, improving the environment, enhancing social equity, and reducing the cost of personal mobility. This panel will explore this future and related questions surrounding private sector innovation and the appropriate level of government regulation.TOM ALBERG (Moderator) — FOUNDER, MADRONA VENTURE GROUP | BRYAN MISTELE — CO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & CEO, INRIX | EBEN FRANKENBERG — CO-FOUNDER & CEO, ECHODYNE
Dinner with Panel Discussion
Tech Elders Discuss the New Internet Architecture
Telecom expert Dan Berninger will facilitate a fascinating discussion with “Internet Elders” who will examine the past, present, and future of the Internet. Together they will outline a compelling picture of a next generation internet, tied to 5G and blockchain, that is less cumbersome, more efficient, and more secure.Dan Berninger — Communication Architect | George Gilder — Author, Technology Futurist, Co-Founder of Discovery Institute | GIUSEPPE GORI — CEO of Gorbyte INC.
Whence AI?Dr. Carver Mead — Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, Computer Pioneer, Inventor, Author, Entrepreneur, And National Medal of TechnologY Recipient
The Information Theory of Biotech
Cutting edge biotech companies are fundamentally reimagining traditional approaches to medicine. These new approaches — when paired with artificial intelligence — will not replace physicians, but will instead enhance their ability to diagnose and treat diseases.Jay Richards (Moderator) — Author, Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute | Matt Scholz — Founder & CEO, Oisín Biotechnologies | Lindy Fishburne — Managing Partner, Breakout Ventures, Founder of Breakout Labs | Babak Parviz — Vice President, Amazon
The Crisis of Big Tech: The US and China
The United States preens as the sole global superpower, but is that really the case? Can we maintain our leadership or does the 21st Century belong to the Chinese? And which system will be more capitalist?Dr. Bob Kelly (Moderator) — Managing Partner, Ignition Partners | George Gilder | Wendy Liu — Managing Director & Head of China Strategy, UBS Investment Research | Gary Rieschel — Founding Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners
Regulation vs. Revolution: U.S. Technology Leadership in a Global Marketplace
George Gilder will interview Michael Kratsios to better understand the regulatory environment governing U.S. technology companies, public and private research and development, cyber-security, and global competitiveness.John West (Moderator) — Vice President, Discovery Institute | Michael Kratsios — Chief Technology Officer of the United States
Conference Wrap-UpGeorge Gilder