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MIT Technology Review Announces 2016 EmTech Digital Conference

Conference to focus on the business impact of artificial intelligence

CAMBRIDGE, MA – January 5, 2016:Today, MIT Technology Review ( announces that its fourth West Coast emerging digital technologies conference, EmTech Digital (, will take place at the St. Regis San Francisco, May 23 and 24, 2016. The annual conference convenes innovators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and venture capitalists to examine the next wave of the digital revolution.

The focus of this year’s conference is artificial intelligence and the impact it will have on nearly every industry. AI already plays an active role in our day-to-day lives. Intelligent systems power search, social media, and smartphones and track personal health and finances. What’s coming next in AI promises to be the greatest computing breakthrough of our time.

“Emerging technologies in AI give machines spectacular new capabilities. As intelligent systems interact with us in more natural ways, they’re becoming capable of making informed decisions and taking action autonomously,” said Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of MIT Technology Review. “The implications for every industry are staggering. You need to know what’s coming, and EmTech Digital will give you the insights you need to exceed business goals.”

EmTech Digital will examine:

  • The Tech Behind the Trends – The latest research on artificial-intelligence techniques, including deep learning, predictive modeling, reasoning and planning, and speech and pattern recognition.
  • The Global Transformation of Business – As AI moves from the lab to the market, how will it change the face of today’s fastest-growing industries, including health care and biomedicine, retail and finance, transportation and auto, and more?

The growing line-up of speakers includes Sterling Anderson, Senior Product Manager, Tesla; Jack Chou, Head of Product, Pinterest; Oren Etzioni, Chief Executive Officer, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence; Rand Hindi, CEO, Snips; John Kelly, Senior Vice President for Solutions Portfolio and Research, IBM; Maja Matarić, Founding Director, USC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center; and Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google.

For full conference details and sponsorship opportunities, and to register, visit Special early-bird pricing is in effect through Jan. 31, 2016.

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