A Look Back and A Look Ahead with Time Machine


Our Time Machine 2018 summit is fast approaching. The November 6-7 event gathers executives, academics and industry leaders in Austin, Texas, to showcase advancing technology and discuss AI in aviation, finance, and even music.

Time Machine 2017 was a smashing success. Our speakers, which included some of the top entrepreneurs, researchers, technologists, and other leading creative minds, shared their insight on the current state of AI and its future impact in industry and our society (watch the videos from last year).

Listed below are just some of our keynote speakers for 2018. For the most up-to-date information on Time Machine, please visit timemachine.ai.

AI for National Defense

As countries forge ahead with developing AI for military uses, our society must carefully consider the path forward. Top experts in the field tackle topics like machine decision-making in the military, the Third Offset Strategy, and the global AI race.

  • Bobby Ray Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
    Admiral Inman simultaneously served as the NSA Director and CIA Deputy Director in 1981, working to improve security at U.S. foreign outposts. Since retiring from the military, he has invested in startups as the managing director of Gefinor Ventures and Limestone Capital Advisors. He also holds a tenured chair at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
  • General John R. Allen, USMC (Ret.)
    A former four-star general, General Allen had a 37-year career in the military and was appointed by President Obama to the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition against ISIL.
  • Colonel Jennifer Sovada, U.S. Air Force
    As the Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance with the U.S. Air Force, Colonel Sovada conducts outreach to non-traditional private sector organizations such as think tanks or universities to build and share ideas and technology.

The Future of Industries

Artificial intelligence is changing the way we do business across industries, from growing more produce to reducing our energy bills. Find out how AI is transforming agriculture, oil and gas, advertising, and more.

  • Tim Mueller-Sim, CEO of Bloomfield Robotics
    Tim Mueller-Sim brings artificial intelligence into an agricultural setting. His company, Bloomfield Robotics, has devised a handheld device that analyzes optimal harvest of each plant, allowing for a more consistent haul and improving crop revenue.
  • Darryl Willis, Vice President of Oil, Gas, and Energy at Google Cloud
    As the Vice President of Google Cloud’s energy sector, Darryl Willis hopes to help all people gain access to affordable heat, light, and mobility.
  • Tom Jackson, Co-Founder and CEO of Locus Insights
    Tom Jackson’s Locus Insights utilizes AI to track users’ eye movements in apps and mobile websites, granting developers key information to design better UX.

Connecting Art and Technology

AI isn’t just a tool for business; it’s being used to fuel a creative renaissance and give rise to entirely new forms in music, visual art, and gaming.

  • Anna Chaney, Data Scientist at IBM Watson Applied Research and Watson Beat
    While working with IBM Watson, Anna Chaney helped develop Watson Beat, an open-source music maker powered by AI. With it, entire compositions can be created from simple input melodies.
  • João Beira, Founder and Creative Director of Datagrama
    In his hybrid visual art and research, João Beira emphasizes immersive and augmented experiences that merge digital and physical spaces. He is also Creative Director of Datagrama, an international collective of artist-coders.
  • Richard Garriott de Cayeux, Co-Founder and CEO of Portalarium
    As a famed video game developer, Richard Garriott de Cayeux holds decades of experience creating audience-immersive environments. He is also the sixth-ever private astronaut with Space Adventures and first ever second-generation astronaut.

What Comes Next?

There’s plenty more surprises at this year’s Time Machine, but one thing is certainly expected: incredible minds coming together to examine the most important issues and opportunities we face today.

Join us as we create the future.

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