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MAY 20-23, 2019

“Ultimately there is no human job that AI won’t be able to do”

– Ben Goertzel, Hanson Robotics

TalkRobot is the world’s leading AI and robotics conference, gathering experts in artificial intelligence, robotics and hardware. Join thousands of leading companies, startups, investors, engineers, roboticists and researchers in New Orleans.

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Artificial intelligence will free humans from work. We will be able to move on to a more meaningful existence Ben Goertzel, Chief Scientist, Hanson Robotics

We can be your friends and helpers Sophia the Robot

Innovation is the best shortcut Jasen Wang, Founder & CEO, Makeblock

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When fiction becomes reality. Artificial intelligence and robotics have been a cornerstone of science fiction for decades. Now we experience them in real life. Join the world’s most influential AI companies, startups, engineers and researchers and more at TalkRobot, the world's leading AI and robotics conference, to discuss the rise of robots. The TalkRobot program features three curated content tracks.

Your Collision ticket gives you access to all of TalkRobot's sessions, as well as many other conferences held during Collision.


This track will question the ethics of AI as it is introduced to more industries, asking what safeguards and regulations need to be put in place.

Is it problematic if AI is predicting human behaviour?
How many of the world’s jobs will robots take?
How can machines and humans work together in the future?
Should we strive to develop robots that look and act as close to humans as possible?

Commercial applications

AI will change the way companies do business. In this track, we’ll look at when this transformation will truly become visible.

How is AI being used in tasks like news coverage and financial reporting?

What are the considerations in automating transportation?

What happens when we apply AI to industries such as entertainment and music?

If automated assistants can handle customer service, do we no longer need call centres?


Robotics and AI go hand-in-hand. Here we’ll look at some of the burning questions in robotics.

What is the best, most precise definition of a robot?
Will social robots become mainstream, acting as companions for individuals and families?
How can we ensure machines are safe?
How much more advanced will robotics get?

The event is a global gathering of provocative ideas, brilliance, and investment dollars
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You are guaranteed to learn something both new and exciting from it

It may be the world’s most millennial meetup
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