Time Machine-Discover What’s Possible





In the future, there will be two types of organizations: those that have embraced artificial intelligence and those that no longer exist. AI is driving us forward at speeds beyond any technology before it – but where is it taking us?

Since its inaugural year in 2017, Time Machine attendees actively engage with real-world AI applications – they hear from leaders on the cutting edge of technology, government, industry, academia, and the arts, and uncover the roadmap for our collective digital journey. Where is your organization headed, where are we headed as a society, and how will you accelerate into the future? Guests discover what’s possible at Time Machine.


In 2018, Time Machine featured notable and diverse speakers as Admiral Bobby R. Inman (USN, Ret.), former head of the National Security Agency and deputy director of the CIA; Ted Colbert, CIO of Boeing; and neuroscientist Heather Berlin of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who opened the conference by detailing how the intersection of technology and neurology could be used to treat Parkinson’s disease.

Other speakers focused their discussions on specific industries and applications. Paul Browning, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America, painted a picture of the autonomous power plant of the future. Jordan Hefferan, GE Aviation’s director of digital services, shared his vision for using aircraft data to reach a point where unplanned failures or emergency maintenance are a thing of the past.

Prominent figures from the Department of Defense were also present to discuss national and international policy effects, AI in warfare, and – according to Dr. Bruce Porter – the need for a “Geneva convention for the era of AI.”

Together, these leading minds from across industries considered questions both as grandly philosophical as the nature of self, and as nuts-and-bolts pragmatic as how automation will transform the energy industry – and most of all, the myriad ways artificial intelligence is transforming business, culture, and the human condition.

In 2019, SparkCognition intends to elevate Time Machine even further. Guests of Time Machine 2019 will learn about the future of AI, and learn how industry leaders are applying tomorrow’s technology today to prepare society for the future.

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