Cutting Edge Internet Technology and its Emerging Businesses

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-host
Digital Garage, Inc.
Kakaku.com, Inc.
Credit Saison Co., Ltd.

Co-hosts: Digital Garage, Inc.; Kakaku.com, Inc.; Credit Saison Co., Ltd.
Location: DG717
717 Market Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94103

Dates:
November 3, 2017(Fri): Augmented Human
November 4, 2017(Sat) : Sustainable Tech

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10/2: THE NEW CONTEXT CONFERENCE 2017 SAN FRANCISCO will be held on Nov. 3 (Fri) and 4 (Sat).
We are confirming our speakers and agenda; we shall keep this web site updated as we firm up our offering!

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DAY1 Augmenting Humanity for the AI Era

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.


DAY2 Food Tech for a Cleaner World

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.


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Schedule

* In the evening of each day, we will be hosting a reception party at the location of the conference.
All attendees Day 1 and Day 2 are cordially invited for purposes of networking. The price is included in the ticket.
* Please note that conference agenda and speakers may change
  • Day 1 November 3

    Augmenting Humanity for the AI Era

  • 09:30
    Greetings

  • Jun Rekimoto
    09:35
    Keynote
    with Junichi Rekimoto
    Tokyo University
    Human-computer interaction, computer augmented environments and computer augmented human (human-computer integration).

  • Session 1
    Hardware Installation and Augmenting the Brain

    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.

  • Matt Angle
    10:05
    Talk
    with Matt Angle
    Paradromics
    Broadband data links for the brains

  • Junichi Ushiba
    10:20
    Talk
    with Junichi Ushiba
    Keio University

  • Oshiorenoya Agabi
    10:35
    Talk
    with Oshiorenoya Agabi
    Koniku
    Platform Technology for Neurogrammers.

  • 11:05
    Panel
    with Junichi Rekimoto, Matt, Junichi Ushiba, Oshiorenoya

  • 11:35
    (Lunch Time)

  • Session 2
    Becoming Cyborgs

    Introduction of technologies that augment human ability in mechanical forms such as wearables, implants, and exoskeltons.

  • Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao
    12:50
    Talk
    with Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao
    MIT Media Lab
    Hybrid Body Craft / on-body interfaces

  • Lepht Anonym
    13:05
    Talk
    with Lepht Anonym
    Bio Hacker
    a faceless, genderless DIY biohacker

  • 13:20
    Talk
    with Akihiko Murai
    AIST

  • 13:35
    Talk
    with Nikhil Dhongade
    ROAM Robotics
    exoskeleton made of plastics and fabrics, to be used in everyday life

  • 13:50
    Panel
    with Ashley, Lepht, Cindy, Akihiko, Nikhil
    exoskeleton made of plastics and fabrics, to be used in everyday life

  • Session 3
    Future of Technology and Athletics

    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.

  • Masahiko Inami
    14:20
    Talk
    with Masahiko Inami
    Tokyo University

  • Mounir Zok
    14:35
    Talk
    with Mounir Zok
    Team USA (Olympic)
    Evolution of Team USA by developing Innovation frameworks and leveraging emerging technologies

  • Ernesto Martinez
    14:50
    Talk
    with Ernesto Martinez
    Solos
    The creation of advanced smart eyewear and soft exoskeletons to augment human locomotion capabilities.

  • Xavi Cortadellas
    15:05
    Talk
    with Xavi Cortadellas
    Gatorade
    The sport drink manages athletes' nutrients and hydration

  • 15:20
    Panel
    with Masahiko, Mounir, Ernesto, Xavi

  • 15:50
    (Break)

  • Session 4
    Ethics of AI and Human Augmentation

    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.

  • The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
    16:00
    Talk
    with Tenzin Priyadarshi
    AI Initiative (MIT Media Lab)
    Philosophy, science, ethics and religion to socio-political views on AI and Augmented Human

  • John C. Havens
    16:15
    Talk
    with John C. Havens
    IEEE
    The regular contributor on issues of technology and wellbeing to discuss on AI and Augmented Human

  • 16:30
    Talk
    with Kay Firth-Butterfield
    WEF

  • 16:45
    Panel
    with Tenzin, John, Kay, Ashley

  • Day 2 November 4

    Food Tech for a Cleaner World

  • 09:30
    Greetings

  • Jane Metcalfe
    09:35
    Keynote
    with Jane Metcalfe
    NEO.LIFE
    Problems and Solutions with Food Technology

  • Session 1
    Innovating Food Production with Technology

    In this session, we will be introducing cutting edge technology applied to sustainable food productions in the agriculture, fishing, and livestock industries.

  • Caleb Harpe
    10:05
    Talk
    with Caleb Harper
    MIT Media Lab
    Introduction to Open Agriculture

  • John Swansey
    10:25
    Talk
    with John Swansey
    AgVoice
    Using AI for Agriculture

  • 10:45
    Talk
    with Yoshifumi Sawada
    Kinki University

  • 11:05
    Panel
    with Stephanie, Caleb, John, Yoshifumi

  • 11:45
    (Lunch Time)

  • Session 2
    Cellular Agriculture: Producing Cultured Food

    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.

  • Erin Kim
    13:00
    Talk
    with Erin Kim
    New Harvest
    Introduction to Cellular Agriculture

  • Yuki Hanyu
    13:15
    Talk
    with Yuki Hanyu
    Shojinmeat
    Changing the Future with Cultured Meat

  • Robert Hughes
    13:30
    Talk
    with Robert Hughes
    Finless Foods
    The Production of Man-Made Sashimi

  • 13:45
    Panel
    with Ryan, Kim, Yuki, Robert, Chris

  • Session 3
    Inventing Basic Food Alternatives

    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.

  • Yoichiro Inazuka
    14:15
    Talk
    with Yoichiro Inazuka
    Fuji Oil
    Creating Cheese from Soy Milk

  • Shun Hashimoto
    14:30
    Talk
    with Shun Hashimoto
    Base Food
    Introduction to Super Food Pasta

  • 14:45
    Talk
    with Rose Wang
    Chirps
    Creating Chips with Crickets

  • 15:00
    Panel
    with Stephanie, Yoichiro, Shun, Rose

  • 15:30
    (Break)

  • Session 4
    Co-living with Nature

    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.

  • Masatoshi Funabashi
    15:40
    Talk
    with Masatoshi Funabashi
    SONY CSL
    Introduction to Synecoculture

  • Fatma Kaplan
    16:00
    Talk
    with Fatma Kaplan
    Pheronym
    Farming Without Pesticides

  • 16:20
    Talk
    with Pierre Thiam

  • 16:40
    Panel
    with Jane, Masatoshi, Fatma, Pierre

  • 17:10
    Wrap-up
    with Joi, Junichi, Jane

  • 18:00
    (Food Party)

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Location

DG717
717 Market Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94103

3-minute walk from Powell Street BART/Muni station

Tickets

  • Augmenting Humanity for the AI Era

    3 November NCC SF Ticket
  • $50-$100
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  • Food Tech for a Cleaner World

    4 November NCC SF Ticket
  • $50-$100
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