TechCunch's April 18 robotics and AI show at UC Berkeley, but who announces the announcement. Here's a quick sneak peek at the soon-to-be-announced agenda.
Robotics & AI investor panel
For founders eager to know what's on investors' minds, there's an all-star robotics and AI investor panel that includes Peter Barrett from Playground Global, Helen Liang from FoundersX Ventures, Andy Wheeler from GV and Hidetaka Aoki from Global Brain. Not only does a TechCrunch editor make it a separate and longer
1; Understanding the unfathomable world
For anyone Dartmouth and UC Berkeley professors Hany Farid and Alexei Efros who are two of the world's leading authorities on the use of AI and computer vision to create that, well, never happened. New Yorker piece ("In the Age of AI, Is Seeing Still Believing?")
The future of human and robot interaction
In the robotics field, one of the toughest frontiers is human -robot interaction, which brings together just about every aspect of AI and robotics. UC Berkeley's Interact Lab Leader Anca Dragan Affectiva co-founder Rana el Kaliouby and SoftBank Robotics HRI Matt Willis wants convene for a panel discussion focused on the state
Building a startup is a big theme at every TechCrunch event, and no less so when the subject is robotics, a notoriously forgiving category for founders. Melonee Wise is CEO of five-year-old Fetch Robotics, which has raised $ 48 million. Manish Kothari is President of SRI's Ventures and former director of SRI's robotics program. Nima Keivan is the CTO and co-founder of four-year-old Canvas Technology, which has raised $ 15 million. Wise and Keivan wants to discuss how they got this far, and Kothari wants to learn how to train many robotics founders forward. They want to be shared with each other in a separate Q & A session.
These sessions should be about halfway through … the morning! There are so much more we have yet to announce, including speakers, demos, workshops and more. And for the first time, we'll unfold CrunchMatch at this show, our highly successful app-based system to help attendees network and set up meetings.
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