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PROGRAM 2018

DAY ONE, 2 September 2018

10:00 AM Arrival & Registration

11:00 AM Opening DAY ONE

INTELLIGENCE 2024: Hybrid Minds – The Age of Superintelligence

11:00 AM Garry Kasparov: Timeless Values in the Digital World – Where Human Responsibility Meets AI Decisions

11:30 AM Robin D. Hanson: Meet Your Replacements - When Robots Rule the Earth

11:40 AM Elisabeth André

11:50 AM Trent McConaghy: Nature 2.0: The Cradle of Civilization Gets an Upgrade

12:00 PM Gesa Schöning: Literature.ai - Prediction of the Next Bestselling Author Using Artificial Intelligence?

12:10 PM IHS Markit Fireside Chat: AI and the Real-World (Tom Morrod, Holger G. Weiss)

12:30 PM Panel Discussion Fears of Redundancy - The Relationship between Biological and Non-Biological Intelligence (Elisabeth André, Robin D. Hanson, Garry Kasparov, Ondrej Vlcek)

1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 - 3:00 PM Connect with IFA NEXT

2:00 PM Workshop by Avast

SOCIETY 2024: Moral Machines – Technology Shifting Our Social Fabric

3:00 PM Wendell Wallach: Crown of Creation - Emerging Technologies and Ethics

3:30 PM Isabel Pedersen: When You Are Your Computer: The Future of Embodied Computing

3:40 PM Stephan G. Humer Digital Self 2.0 - Social Rules of the Identity Game

3:50 PM James Curran: The Internet Enigma - Digitization and Society

4:00 PM Jillian C. York: The Land of the Free? - Censorship in the Digital Age

4:10 PM IHS Markit Fireside Chat: The Algorithm Will See You Now: Ethics and Privacy in Datafied Medicine (Daniel Knapp, Roeen Roashan)

4:30 PM Panel Discussion: Does the Revolution Eat Its Own Children? - Modern Societies and Emerging Technologies (James Curran, Stephan G. Humer, Isabel Pedersen, Wendell Wallach, Jillian C. York)

4:55 PM Closing DAY ONE

5:00 - 6:00 PM Connect with IFA NEXT

DAY TWO, 3 September 2018

10:00 AM Arrival & Registration

11:00 AM Opening DAY TWO

INTERACTION 2024: Emerging Alliances – Living in an Interconnected World

11:00 AM Kevin Warwick: Self-Empowerment or Loss of Control? - When Your Brain Becomes a Node in the Internet

11:30 AM Alexander Mankowsky: Human Agency in the Robotic Age

11:40 AM Uma Subramanian: Urban Air Mobility: Learnings from the Real World

11:50 AM Jens Lambrecht: Assigned to Assist: Robots Are Not here to Take Your Job

12:00 PM Tim Landgraf: Futile Resistance - How Robots Learn the Essentials of Social Interaction

12:10 PM Yedan Qian: Embodied Storytelling: Creating Fully Immersive Experiences through VR and Haptic Technologies

12:20 PM IHS Markit Fireside Chat: Visionary Mobility - Living in an Interconnected World (Christof Hellmis, Gerrit Schneemann)

12:40 PM Panel Discussion: The Computer Inside of Me - The Future of Interaction in the Age of Cyborgs (Isabel Pedersen, Kevin Warwick)

1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 - 3:00 PM Connect with IFA NEXT

2:00 PM Workshop by Nokia

EXPERIENCE 2024: Augmented Cognition – Engaging with Tomorrow's Hyperrealities

3:00 PM Poppy Crum: The Post-Poker Face Era - Human Perception and Technological Advancement

3:30 PM Karen Palmer: A Message from the Future: How Consciousness Storytelling Can Save Us

3:40 PM Rachel Sibley: Ethical Intimacy in the Age of the Avatar

3:50 PM Moon Ribas: Earthbeat - The Art of Creating Your Own Senses

4:00 PM IHS Markit Fireside Chat: What next for UHD: Even More Pixels or Re-think the Experience? (Paul Gray, Stephan Heimbecher)

4:20 PM Panel Discussion: New Ways to Dream - New Technologies and our Experience Possibilities (Poppy Crum, Kyu C. Lee, Karen Palmer, Yedan Qian, Rachel Sibley)

4:45 PM Closing DAY TWO

4:50 PM Performance by Moon Ribas

5:00 - 6:00 PM Connect with IFA NEXT

SPEAKERS 2018

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Elisabeth André

Professor of Computer Science @ Augsburg University

Elisabeth André is Full Professor of Computer Science, Chair of Human-Centered Multimedia, Faculty of Applied Informatics, Augsburg University since 2001​. As a leading expert in "Intelligent User Interfaces", "Virtual Agents" and "Social Computing", André researches aspects and new technical methods of interaction between humans and computers with the aim of simplifying the handling of technical devices for humans.

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Poppy Crum

Poppy Crum

Chief Scientist @ Dolby Laboratories

Dr. Poppy Crum is dedicated to the development of immersive technologies that leverage human physiology and perceptual realities to enhance our experiences and interactions in the world. Poppy is Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories, leading the company's integration of neuroscience and sensory data science into its entertainment, communication and future technologies. She is also adjunct professor at Stanford University.

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James Curran

Professor of Communications @ Goldsmiths University of London

James Curran is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has written or edited 21 books about the media, including most recently the co-authored Misunderstanding the Internet (2nd edition, Routledge 2016), Power Without Responsibility (8th edition, Routledge, 2018) and Culture Wars (2nd edition, Routledge, 2018).

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Robin D. Hanson

Associate Professor of Economics @ George Mason University

Robin is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He has pioneered prediction markets, also known as information markets and idea futures, since 1988.

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Stephan G. Humer

Stephan G. Humer

Professor and Head of Research and Department of Internet Sociology @ Fresenius University Berlin

Stephan G. Humer (sociologist and computer scientist) is the founder of the first department of Internet sociology in Germany. His work is dedicated to analysing the digitization of our society in all its socio-technical facets. He was probably one of the first in the German-speaking world to devote himself to the Internet and society.

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Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov

Avast Security Ambassador and former world chess champion

Since Garry Kasparov’s legendary chess matches against IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer in 1996 and 1997, Kasparov has been deeply engaged with artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction, and human rights issues. With the rise of intelligent technologies, questions of ethics and responsibility in online privacy gain a new level. At the IFA+ Summit, Kasparov will share his views on the challenges arising from the proliferation of AI, and what can be done by regulators and industry to assure that ethical standards and privacy protections are a part of this exciting technology.

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Jens Lambrecht

Jens Lambrecht

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ GESTALT robotics

Jens Lambrecht is professor of industry-grade clouds and networks at TU Berlin. He also is managing director of GESTALT Robotics GmbH since 2016. The Berlin based startup provides extensive expert knowledge in the fields of robotics, computer vision, interaction and VR/AR tackling service automation problems from intuitive user interfaces to building own robotic hardware.

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Tim Landgraf

Tim Landgraf

Assistant Professor @ Freie Universität Berlin

Tim Landgraf received his PhD in Biorobotics from the Freie Universität Berlin under the mentorship of the well-known neuroscientist Randolf Menzel and the AI specialist Raúl Rojas. Tim co-founded the Dahlem Center for Machine Learning and Robotics and is currently researching artificial and collective intelligence at FU Berlin.

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Kyu C. Lee

Kyu C. Lee

Senior Vice President @ Sonictier

Kyu C. Lee is a 10-year studio veteran out of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Lee oversaw titles ranging from Columbia Pictures and Screen Gems that include Spider-man, Casino Royale and The Da Vinci Code. Lee also spearheaded the acquisition of the Korean War blockbuster, Taegukgi: Brotherhood of War in 2004, the first Korean film to be theatrically released in the US.

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Alexander Mankowsky

Alexander Mankowsky

Futures Studies & Ideation @ Daimler AG

Alexander's field of activity is "formative futurology" at Daimler AG. His work focuses on identifying and implementing social and technical innovations for tomorrow's mobility. Among other things, he uses Daimler's worldwide and diverse creative network for this purpose.

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Trent McConaghy

Trent McConaghy

Founder @ BigchainDB & Ocean Protocol

Trent McConaghy did AI research for two decades, including machine creativity and AI to help drive Moore's Law, via two startups (both acquired) and a PhD. Now he focuses on AI blockchain, via Ocean to democratize AI data, and BigchainDB decentralized database. His hobbies include Token Engineering and advising governments on AI blockchain.

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Karen Palmer

Storyteller from the Future

Karen Palmer is The Storyteller from the Future and she has come back to enable you to survive what is to come. She creates immersive film experiences that combine the genres of film, A.I. technology, gaming, art, behavioural psychology and even the parkour philosophy of moving through fear to raise the participant’s awareness.


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Isabel Pedersen

Isabel Pedersen

Associate Professor @ University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology

Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture, is an Associate Professor at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology in Canada. She is the author of Ready to Wear: A Rhetoric of Wearable Computers and Reality-Shifting Media, a book which explores how wearable and implantable technologies ought to be strategized for the future that they imply.

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Yedan Qian

Yedan Qian

Interaction Designer @ Designworks, a BMW Group Company

Yedan is an interaction designer, media artist and technologist. Her interest is to transform how we perceive, understand and engage by augmenting the environment and our body. Yedan’s work explores interesting narratives with the use of physical computation, VR and AR.

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Moon Ribas

Artist and cyborg activist

Moon Ribas is a Catalan avant-garde artist and cyborg activist best known for developing the Seismic Sense, an online seismic sensor implanted in her feet that allows her to perceive earthquakes taking place anywhere in the planet through vibrations in real time. Her talk is about the union between our species and technology, the extension of the human senses through cybernetics, using the internet as a sense and cyborg art.

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Gesa Schöning

Gesa Schöning

Founder and Managing Director @ QualiFictionGmbH

QualiFiction develops an intelligent software that predicts bestselling books - based on artificial intelligence. This makes QualiFiction a pioneer in Germany, using AI for German manuscripts and texts. Gesa is originally a cultural scientist and bookseller. She has already helped set up and launch two startups on the German market.

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Rachel Sibley

Rachel Sibley

VR/AR Faculty @ Singularity University California

As AR/VR Faculty at Singularity University, Rachel helps Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs worldwide ramp into exponential mindsets and strategically deploy immersive technology. Formerly a VP at Leap Motion (the company that allows people to interact in the digital world with their bare hands) Rachel led go-to-market efforts to bring physical interaction to augmented and virtual reality.

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Uma Subramanian

Uma Subramanian

CEO @ Voom Flights

Uma is the CEO of Voom. Uma is an aerospace enthusiast, who is particularly passionate about urban air mobility and the promise of using the skies to relieve urban congestion and traffic - today. Uma is a firm believer that urban air mobility should be affordable and accessible to commuters in the world’s most congested cities and is dedicated to realizing Voom’s vision of enriching people’s daily lives by elevating their daily commute.

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Ondrej Vlcek

Ondrej Vlcek

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Consumer & CTO @ Avast

Ondrej Vlcek serves as EVP and GM for the Consumer business & CTO leading the largest business at Avast. Through his strategies and vision, Mr. Vlcek has architected a cloud based security network for the newly announced IoT security solutions and has led his team to dramatic growth by re-inventing how we protect people online.

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Wendell Wallach

Wendell Wallach

The Hastings Center & Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Wendell Wallach is a consultant, ethicist, and scholar. His latest book, a primer on emerging technologies, is entitled, A Dangerous Master: How to keep technology from slipping beyond our control. In addition, he co-authored (with Colin Allen) Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong.

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Kevin Warwick

Kevin Warwick

Coventry University and University of Reading

Kevin Warwick is Emeritus Professor at Reading and Coventry Universities. His research areas are artificial intelligence, biomedical systems, robotics and cyborgs. Kevin is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET who has published over 600 research papers. His experiments into implant technology led to him being the cover story on the US magazine, ‘Wired’. He achieved the world’s first direct electronic communication between two human nervous systems, the basis for thought communication.

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Jillian York

Jillian C. York

Director @ Electronic Frontier Foundation

Jillian C. York is a writer and activist whose work examines the impact of technology on our societal and cultural values. Based in Berlin, she is the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a fellow at the Center for Internet & Human Rights at the European University Viadrina.

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Clusters 2018

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

Cluster Intelligence 2024

What impact will Artificial Intelligence have in the future? How will the potential of new and smart technologies affect different aspects of life? What opportunities and risks do these developments entail? This cluster will focus on the wide scope of Artificial Intelligence.

Technology focus in 2018: AI, learning devices, M2M, deep learning

Cluster Interaction 2024

What will life look like in a connected world? How will consumers interact with their devices and with each other in the future? This cluster will focus on how new technologies will change the way people interact in an interconnected world.

Technology focus in 2018: Robots, virtual assistants, autonomous cars, future mobility

Cluster Society 2024

How will digitization continuously change our social interaction? What will different aspects of everyday life, e.g. public administration, health care or the financial world look like in 10 years? This cluster will focus on the various social aspects of digitization.

Technology focus in 2018: Smart Government, data security, blockchain, robots in healthcare

Cluster Experience 2024

Will virtual reality soon be taken for granted? How will our usage behavior of future realities develop? This cluster will focus on future consumer experience and attitudes towards new technologies.

Technology focus in 2018: VR, AR, mixed reality, gamification, facial recognition, voice recognition

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ALL YOU CAN MEET goes IFA

All you can meet event

All You Can Meet

The IFA+ Summit unites some of the world’s brightest minds. And there is a chance to meet them off stage and in a relaxed atmosphere: At ALL YOU CAN MEET at the Marshall-House visionaries and visitors will come together to exchange ideas over drinks and dinner on 3 September starting 6 PM.

All you can meet event

The event is organized by the Berlin Music Commission, German Startups Association and Berlinale. It’s also the launch party for the sampler “listen to berlin”. Last year singer-songwriter Dota Kehr played an acoustic set in the Marshall House.

The entrance to the event is included in the IFA+ Summit ticket.

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Call for Speakers – Application Form

Be part of IFA+ Summit and present your project to an international audience of digital leaders and decision makers on the IFA+ Summit stage!

We're looking for:

  • Pioneers in every field of digitization
  • Inspiring presentations and visionary topics
  • Products / trends / research that are not yet ready for the market but could be conceived until 2024
  • Speakers that fit into one of our four clusters

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