This event will run from 12:30pm to 6pm.
Join us for this inspiring day of presentations and hands on exhibits.
Right now, a 15 year old robot is wandering around on the surface of Mars. Cars are driving themselves. Warehouses are buzzing robot-hives. Robots in Singapore just developed superhuman Ikea furniture assembly skills. These are not fantasies of the future. They are real. And they’re happening now.
FutureWorld will explore how machine learning, robotics, and AI are transforming our world. Featuring presentations and demos on the future of robotics and AI from creators, researchers, industrialists, and visionaries, it offers a glimpse of what’s possible and what’s on the horizon.
“Ready or not, the robots are coming. There will be cars driving themselves, with no steering wheel for us to grab. Delivery drones will maneuver around patio furniture and vegetable gardens to drop packages in backyards. Delivery carts on sidewalks will hum along, bringing pizza boxes to our front doors.”
– Matt McFarland, The Washington Post, Dec 18, 2015
Design thinking for robots and AI.
Robotic and AI products are changing how we work and play, how we interact with technology, how we live. News feed algorithms have already transformed our politics; just imagine how self driving vehicles will change how we build cities.
The shape the changes will take – how the systems will work and how humans will relate to the machines of the future – are questions of design. Hackers, researchers, engineers, and artists around the world build robots and explore these questions. In June they’re coming to FutureWorld to share their stories.
“The best conversation I had was over forty million years ago… and that was with a coffee machine.” – Marvin the Paranoid Android, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams, 1982
The RIIFT is building a public festival of our AI powered robot future. Featuring artists, industrialists, researchers, and visionaries, the RIIFT will introduce people to the robots and autonomous systems that will soon be part of our everyday lives.