We have already mentioned how an advanced humanoid robot will be both attendee and exhibition at this year’s INVENTURE$, which each May brings together industry leaders, angel investors, and venture capitalists under one roof in Calgary.
Last year, with a theme of “Innovation Overdrive,” a record 3,000 participants spurred “our most successful event yet,” according to Laura Kilcrease.
Kilcrease, who serves as chief executive of Alberta Innovates, will engage with humanoid robot Ameca (developed by UK’s Engineered Arts) in a fireside chat on INVENTURE$ main stage.
But Ameca’s hotly anticipated fireside chat is just one session among “Three unforgettable days of smashing the status quo.” There are at least 150 sessions and panels in total.
Among the keynote presentations is “Igniting Innovation: Creative Thinking in the Age of AI,” which tackles the complex intersection of machine intelligence and human creativity.
The artist- and author-turned-tech-entrepreneur maintains that creativity and innovation are essential for navigating the challenges of a world in continuous and disruptive change.
“We are incredibly excited to bring David Usher to Inventures,” stated Kilcrease. “As a performer, artist, and author, David will offer his analysis on artificial intelligence and the power of creative thinking.”
Usher’s Reimagine AI studio specializes in creating AI-powered virtual beings and related technology focusing on entertainment and healthcare, including building AI companions for the elderly and Alzheimer’s patients.
This year, Alberta Innovates forecasts 4,000 attendees from more than 30 countries will attend INVENTURE$.
Tickets are $749 or $99 for students.