The Innovation Game

November 7, 2017
Washington, DC

A world where machines think for themselves is not science fiction: it is tomorrow’s reality. As robots get smarter, cars learn to drive themselves and virtual and augmented reality take us to new places, how will our lives change? Who are the designers of our future? How are the inventions of today meeting the demands of tomorrow? What is the DNA of innovation? And where does creativity begin? Join The Atlantic as we convene visionaries to highlight the innovations shaping and reshaping our world.

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  • Tuesday, November 07
  • 8:30 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • 8:35 a.m.The Humanity of TechnologyMarie desJardins, Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Ashley Llorens, Chief, Intelligent Systems Center, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
    Naveen Rao, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Artificial Intelligence Products Group, Intel Corporation
    With Derek Thompson, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • 9:00 a.m.Snapshot: Eyes on the RoadAustin Russell, Chief Executive Officer, Luminar Technologies
  • 9:05 a.m.Hands off the Wheel: Going DriverlessAlain Kornhauser, Professor and Faculty Chair, Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering
    David Silver, Head of Self-Driving Cars, Udacity
    With Gillian White, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
  • 9:30 a.m.Augmented Reality: A Vision of EmpathyAsad J. Malik, Augmented Reality Artist and Bennington College Junior
    With Derek Thompson, The Atlantic
  • 9:50 a.m.Virtual Reality: Coming Into FocusJonathan Faunce, Creative Director, HTC Vive
    Christine Cattano, Global Head of VR, Framestore VR Studio
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • 10:25 a.m.X and the Science of Radical ThinkingDerek Thompson, The Atlantic
  • 10:30 a.m.The DNA of InnovationKate Goodall, Chief Executive Officer, Halcyon
    Matt Keller, Senior Director of Global Learning, XPRIZE
    Jennifer O'Daniel, Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds
    With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 10:55 a.m.Closing ThoughtsMargaret Low, The Atlantic


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