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Purdue’s Dawn or Doom 2018 Tech Conference

Hosted by Purdue University

Event Details

Monday, November 5, 2018
9:00 AM - Tuesday, November 6, 2018
5:30 PM
Purdue University - Stewart Center
128 Memorial Mall , West Lafayette, IN 47906

Event Description

Purdue University’s Dawn or Doom conference explores the effects of rapidly emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and big data, by bringing together leading national experts and stars from Purdue’s large constellation of researchers.

What is the future of work if AIs and robots can do it all for us? Is the internet affecting my mental health? What will it mean when networked vehicles, appliances and other devices surround us pervasively and persistently?

This free and open to the public conference will feature the following speakers:
• Nicholas Carr, author and Pulitzer Prize finalist for “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains”
• Naomi Grewal, global head of Insights at Pinterest
• Frank Pasquale, law professor and expert on the law of artificial intelligence, algorithms and machine learning
• Thomas Frey, futurist, author and founder of the DaVinci Institute
• Jennifer Lyons, data designer and speaker at Evergreen Data
• 15+ Purdue faculty discussing their research and perspectives

The conference setup allows attendees to go to as many talks as they like, while engaging with the speakers and being a part of a wide variety of related activities, from technology-themed art exhibits to interactive virtual and augmented reality tours.

Dawn or Doom ’18 is also a part of Purdue’s 150th anniversary celebration; a year-long festival of ideas aimed at making a “giant leap” in addressing some of the most important issues today and in a future that we’d all prefer was more Dawn than Doom.