THE NEW CONTEXT CONFERENCE 2017 will be held this year on November 3-4 in San Francisco, California. Held since 2005 the conference is aimed at those interested Internet Technology and the businesses which emerges from it. Since 2011, the conference has been held annually in both Tokyo and San Francisco, Digital Garage’s US branch.
Marking its fifteenth edition, DG Lab (Digital Garage’s R&D innovation center) will cover upcoming technologies: Augmented Human (Day 1) and Sustainable Tech (Day 2). Globally acclaimed leading researchers, entrepreneurs, and experts of the field will come together to discuss and debate on these cutting edge trends.
Co-hosts: Digital Garage, Inc.; Kakaku.com, Inc.; Credit Saison Co., Ltd.
717 Market Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94103
November 3, 2017(Fri): Augmented Human
November 4, 2017(Sat) : Sustainable Tech
10/2: THE NEW CONTEXT CONFERENCE 2017 SAN FRANCISCO will be held on Nov. 3 (Fri) and 4 (Sat).
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Based on the development of casual biohacking and the advent of human physical augmentation, discussions on the future of human augmentation in an AI era will be held through the perspectives of coming innovations in the field, the environment in the US, where ecosystems focused on incubation centers specialized in the biotechnology field are evolving, trends in Japan, and the latest news from startup corporations who are leading the technological revolution through innovative approaches.
With the human population rapidly approaching 8 billion people, current food production processes will need radical transformations. 2017 is the year we begin to integrate sustainability into our business design. For this year's event we will focus on recent developments in food technology and agriculture as well as innovative new solutions that farmers, scientists, and entrepreneurs are working on. These efforts could help feed our species whilst making fewer demands on the earth.
In this session, we will discuss the definition of the brain and senses as we introduce visual interfaces that can be connected to the brain and technology that can supplement damages to the brain.
Introduction of technologies that augment human ability in mechanical forms such as wearables, implants, and exoskeltons.
In this session, we will discuss on how sports will change with the addition of human augmentation, how much an athlete can improve their performance through technology, and predict the future of technology and sports.
In this session, we will discuss on societal and ethical issues around Artificial Intelligence and Human Augmentation. We will focus on philosophical, political, and educational views of how the technologies will influence our lives in the near future.
In this session, we will be introducing cutting edge technology applied to sustainable food productions in the agriculture, fishing, and livestock industries.
In this session, we will introduce cellular agriculture endeavors to create man-made meat by using cell culture technology. The current efforts to create artificial meat, fish, eggs, and milk will also be introduced.
In this session, we will introduce the reinvention of pre-existing foods with the use of technology. We will examine the ingredients and nutritional value of future of food, and how these future foods will change us.
In this session, we will introduce how there can be a symbiotic relationship between human and nature in the future and how technology can contribute to this relationship.
3-minute walk from Powell Street BART/Muni station