Sophia, humanoid robot to speak at Blockchain Solutions Forum Closing Keynote and Panel in Barcelona

Closing Keynote and Panel: Convergence: the exciting future with Blockchain, AI, Robotics, IoT and other emerging technologies at the Blockchain Solutions Forum in at the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona

4th October - 16.00 - 17.00 - BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTIONS FORUM

Closing Keynote and Panel: Convergence: the exciting future with Blockchain, AI, Robotics, IoT and other emerging technologies

Presentation and Moderator
Lawrence Lundy, Head of Research and Partnerships, Outlier Ventures (United Kingdom)
Lawrence helped pioneer the funds' Convergence thesis which sees Blockchains, smart contracts and tokens as a new decentralised infrastructure, enabling other technologies such as AI, IoT, 3D Printing, Robotics and Mixed Reality to combine and converge.
Robotics

Sophia, humanoid robot (USA)
Sophia is Hanson Robotics' latest and most advanced robot. She defies conventional thinking of what a robot should look like. One of her interviews has generated billions of views and social media interactions. She has also shown her potential in business, having met face-to-face with key decision makers across industries including banking, insurance, auto manufacturing, property development, media and entertainment. In addition, she has appeared onstage as a panel member and presenter in high-level conferences, covering how robotics and artificial intelligence will become a prevalent part of people lives.

Artificial Intelligence
Ben Goertzer, CEO, SingularityNET (USA)
Ben has a math PhD, but is currently working mostly on artificial intelligence and its various applications. He is focused on creating benevolent superhuman artificial general intelligence; and applying AI to areas like financial prediction, bioinformatics, robotics and gaming… Will Robots steal your job?

Federico Pistono, author, speaker and researcher (Italy)
His first book, "Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: How to Survive The Economic Collapse and Be Happy" became an international success, published in English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Chinese. His research was cited and utilized by Fortune 500 Companies, the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Italian Government, Google EU Public Policy, and the European Commission.


4th October 14.30 - 15.15 - CRYPTOECONOMY CONFERENCE
Crypto Economy and Convergence
Sophia, humanoid robot (USA)
Sophia is Hanson Robotics' latest and most advanced robot. She defies conventional thinking of what a robot should look like. One of her interviews has generated billions of views and social media interactions. She has also shown her potential in business, having met face-to-face with key decision makers across industries including banking, insurance, auto manufacturing, property development, media and entertainment. In addition, she has appeared onstage as a panel member and presenter in high-level conferences, covering how robotics and artificial intelligence will become a prevalent part of people lives.

Jamie Burke, CEO Convergence VC and CEO Outlier Ventures (United Kingdom)
With 1,000 angels, family offices, VCs and corporate investors, Convergence has delivered $20m in early stage investment and partnerships. He is also co-founder of Outlier Ventures, a Blockchain venture platform and fund, launched in 2014.

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