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About the Event
AI for Scientific Progress: Bringing Digital Control to Physical Matter is a 2-1/2 day, fast-paced interactive workshop in Silicon Valley, targeted at generating new insights, new projects, and new funding for the goal of applying advanced computer science to the challenges of atomic precision.
A multidisciplinary group of specialists in artificial intelligence—broadly defined—will collaborate with those tackling the challenges of constructing atomically-precise 3D structures, including pathways using chemistry, applied physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and engineering.
Areas to be addressed include complex structures built via organic and inorganic synthesis; objects and devices constructed from DNA, RNA, proteins, or biomimetic polymers; construction via scanning probe; and other approaches to building with increasing precision from the bottom up.
Friday, September 30
Starting at 2:00 p.m., ending time 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 1
Starting at 9:00 a.m., ending time 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 2
Starting at 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Lodge (Elks) Palo Alto
Palo Alto Room, 2nd floor
4249 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Impressions of a past workshop hosted by Foresight Institute.
About Foresight Institute
About our workshops
Dion Whitehead Amago, Autodesk Research, Bio/Nano/Programmable Matter
Lauren Barghout, BurningEyedeas, UC. Berkeley Institute for Soft Computing
Jeremy Barton, Nanofactory Corporation
Angela Morente Cheng, ExO Works
Paul Cherukuri, Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Rice Univ.
John Denning, Universal Medical Services & Health Management Co.
Martin Edelstein, Covalent / AguaVia
Yad Faeq, 4th n Town Machine Learning R&D
Rob Freitas, Co-Founder/COO of Nanofactory Corporation
Steve Fowkes, Nanopolymer Systems
Franz J. Giessibl, Universität Regensburg, Institute of Expt. and Applied Physics
Don Gilmore, Software Architect
James Gimzewski, UCLA, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dan Girshovich, Zee.Aero, The Embassy Network
William A Goddard, III, Caltech, Dept. of Chemistry, Materials Science, and Applied Physics
Ben Goertzel, Hanson Robotics, Aidyia Limited, AGI Society and OpenCog Foundation
Bartosz A. Grzybowski, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, S. Korea
Si-Ping Han, Caltech, Dept. of Chemistry
Cosmo Harrigan, ChannelAgility
Sergei V. Kalinin, Oak Ridge National Lab, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
Kent Kemmish, Stealth Biotech
Rick Lewis, GlaxoSmithKlein
James Lewis, Foresight Institute
Ruiting Lian, Computational Linguistics, Xiamen University, China
Moshe Looks, Google, Machine Intelligence
Joseph W. Lyding, UIUC, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ralph Merkle, Co-founder/President of Nanofactory Corporation
Neal McBurnett, Data Science
Farhan Malik, Architecture of Things
Nicola Marzari, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; MIT
Conrad Pfeiffer, Temple University, Dept. of Chemistry
Bogdana Rakova, Samsung Research America
Patrick Riley, Google, Machine Intelligence
Natalia Díaz Rodríguez, Data Science
Bruce Smith, Software Developer
Mikhail Soutchanski, Ryerson University, Dept. of Computer Science
Reto Stamm, Two Pore Guys, Inc.
Deepak Srivastava, Taechyon Robotics Inc.
Sara Szymkuc, DARPA Make-It program at GSI, Ltd
E. Dean Tribble, Synchrona, LLC
Aaron Virshup, Autodesk, Bio/Nano Group Scientist
Anatole von Lilienfeld, University of Basel, Dept. of Chemistry
Peter Voss, AGI Innovations Inc.
Zhiyong Zhang, Stanford University, Dept. of Computational Science
Christine Peterson is Co-founder and former President of Foresight Institute. She lectures and writes about nanotechnology, AI, and longevity. Christine leads Foresight’s technical workshops and Feynman Prizes in Nanotechnology. She is co-author ofUnbounding the Future: the Nanotechnology Revolution (Morrow, also free online) andLeaping the Abyss: Putting Group Genius to Work (knOwhere Press, also free online).
She advises the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Global Healthspan Policy Institute, National Space Society, startup Ligandal, and the Voice & Exit conference. She coined the term ‘open source software.’ She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from MIT.
Julia Bossmann is the president of Foresight Institute. Previously she founded at Synthetic, co-founded Anticip8 Analytics, and conducted research of coming technologies at Bosch Research & Technology. She is a McKinsey fellow, Singularity University GSP graduate, and World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Her academic background is in Neuroscience and Psychology where she holds a MSc with highest honors. She speaks on AI, innovation, the future, and how technology transforms society. Julia is a council member of the Global Future Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the World Economic Forum.
All meals and snacks are provided at no charge over the duration of the workshop.
Friday: snacks and dinner
Saturday: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Sunday: breakfast and grab-and-go lunch
Please let us know about any dietary restrictions you may have by September 15 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendees can book their accommodations at the Foresight group rate. The Hilton Hotel is across the street from the workshop venue.
Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
4216 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Reservations 877-782-9444 | Hotel 650-843-0795
Foresight Group Code: [for929]
Chatham House Rule
To encourage cutting-edge discussion, we'll be following the Chatham House Rule for the majority of the event, as it is used at the World Economic Forum's meeting in Davos. This will allow you to speak freely on any topic without concern that your comments might be attributed to you without your express permission. The final whitepaper may contain a list of participants and their affiliations.
To aid our preparation of a written event whitepaper, we will be doing audio recording throughout the event -- this is for reference only and will not be made public. Separately, if you're willing, we'd appreciate your making some brief informal remarks on video regarding your views of the event and its topic. Every participant will be asked to sign a Waiver, Indemnity and Release Form, but participation in the video is entirely voluntary.
You will also have the opportunity to contribute to individual whitepapers and reports where you will be credited as an author.
Apply to attend
Historically, Foresight Institute workshops have been accessible by curated invitation only. For the first time, Foresight Institute will consider applications besides our curated invitations. Applications close on August 21.