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London Exponential Technologies Meetup 1

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London Exponential Technologies Meetup 1

  1. 1. London Exponential Technologies Inaugural Meetup - 10 May, 2016 Peter Morgan
  2. 2. Why a new Meetup - and why this one?
  3. 3. Exponential Technologies • Artificial Intelligence • Longevity • Bioengineering • Quantum Computing • Nanotech • Of course, there is overlap
  4. 4. 1. Artificial intelligence • Software (Algorithms) o Neural networks o Deep Learning • Hardware o CPU, GPU, NPU, QPU? o ASICs • Data – labelled and unlabelled • Neuromorphic chips • Human Brain Project • Neuroscience o Brain scans, fMRI, etc. • Robotics o Embodied intelligence
  5. 5. 2. Longevity • Life extension o Slow and then reverse the aging process! • Rejuvenation Biotechnology o Aubrey de Grey • Cryonics o Alcor, etc. • Mind uploading o Randal Koene • Calico o Google • Human Longevity Inc. o Craig Venter
  6. 6. 3. Bioengineering • Gene editing o CRISPR o George Church (Harvard, Editas) o Jennifer Doudna (Berkeley, Caribou) • Synthetic Biology o Craig Venter • Nanotech • Molecular motors • Nanobots • Biophysics (quantum effects)
  7. 7. 4. Quantum Computing • D:Wave • IBM, Microsoft, Google • Theory & Practice • Hardware • Different types of QC’s • Software • Quantum algorithms • Quantum OS • Quantum languages
  8. 8. Recommended Reading • Anticipating 2025 – London Futurists • Abundance – Peter Diamandis • The Singularity is Near – Ray Kurzweil • The Future of the Mind – Michio Kaku • The Technological Singularity – Murray Shanahan • The Transhumanist Reader – Edited by Max More • Rise of the Robots – Martin Ford • Regenesis – George Church • Life at the Speed of Light – Craig Venter
  9. 9. Upcoming Meetups (Subject to change) • June 2016 - Robotics • July/Aug 2016 - HPC • Quantum Computing • Artificial Intelligence (Watson, Deepmind?) • Human Longevity • Blockchain (Ethereum, etc.) • Biotech (synthetic biology, gene editing) • IoT • Etc.
  10. 10. Big Thanks to our Sponsors • Innovation Warehouse – Venue • O’Reilly – Giveaways - StrataWorld + Books • Nvidia – Titan X GPU processor + pizza & drinks

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