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  • Apple does TV, Victory for Hackability, Google's Walkoput

    November 02, 2018

    Every city in the world claims a vibrant startup scene, but Berlin really has one, as we’ll see next month in San Francisco. Five startups have been chosen with the help of Berlin Partners, a government-backed incubator. We’ll hear about blockchain privacy, AI, and a digital assistant for cars. Register today!

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  • Secret Tunnels, Data Scientists in Demand, Blockchain Encryption Magic

    October 26, 2018

    Can blockchain-based data be kept private even when being used by an AI application? A Bay Area startup, Oasis Labs, thinks it can. Its CEO Dawn Song will be speaking in December. In addition, parts of Oasis’s system are being built by Ocean Protocol, which will also be joining us at Next 2018 as one of five Berlin startups being featured at the meeting. (Nicole Immorlica, Boston, Apr 2017; Vitalek Buterin, Philadelphia, Jul 2015; Ben Goertzel, Salt Lake City, Dec 2009)

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  • More Breaches, SFO Close Call, New Tech Under Fire

    October 19, 2018

    Dr. Doom vs TTI/Vanguard: Nouriel Roubini, nicknamed Dr. Doom for his jaundiced predictions has been waging war against our speakers. First came dueling Congressional testimonies last week in which he contradicted Peter Van Valkenburgh (San Francisco, Dec 2017) by calling cryptocurrencies not just a bubble but a pyramid scheme. Second, he declared blockchain to be “no better than an Excel spreadsheet.” And finally Roubini challenged Vitalik Buterin (Philadelphia, Jul 2015) to a debate. Crypto-bulls, take heart—while Roubini gives himself credit for calling the great financial recession, his ominous predictions are often more audacious than accurate.

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  • Microsoft Open Source Patents, AR Subtitles, Wayback for Programs

    October 12, 2018

    Have you registered yet for TTI/V’s most popular event each year [next]? Members will gather in San Francisco on December 4 and 5 for Paul Daugherty, Anthony Goldbloom, Steve Jurvetson, and so much more!

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  • Secret Chips, Voter Peer Pressure, Transparent AI

    October 05, 2018

    Congrats to Deborah Estrin, former TTI/Vanguard advisory board member (and past speaker: Jersey City, Oct 2013; San Jose, Sep 2000) for being named a MacArthur fellow “for her innovative work using mobile devices and data to address social challenges.”

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  • Google is Creepy, US Corps Abet Chinese Censorship, Proof for the Riemann Hypothesis

    September 28, 2018

    The TTI/Vanguard team invites you to relive Less Is More by viewing and sharing the videos of the conference presentations, which are now in the TTI/V archive along with the Highlights, Citations, and speaker slides.

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  • Quantum Workforce, Alexa Hammer, The Price of Pizza

    September 21, 2018

    Speaker presentations and Nancy Kleinrock’s highlights from the D.C. meeting, Less Is More, are in the TTI/Vanguard member archive. The Citations will be installed next week.

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  • AI for Lead Pipes, ICO not a Bust, France Bans Laptops

    September 07, 2018

    Almost exactly a year ago, Douglas Guilbeault (Washington, D.C., Sep 2017) described for us how social bots can and have been used to introduce propaganda and skew political discourse in social networks. His newest research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy, looks at the paradoxical fact that bipartisan networks can amplify bias on issues like climate change instead of reducing it. He looks into the mechanisms that cause that paradox, and finds some ways to instead reduce bias. Doug will join us as a last-minute addition to the Less Is More agenda.

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  • September: Less Is More

    September 05, 2018

    The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies 

    By Michael V. Hayden
    (Penguin, May 2018)

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  • September: Less Is More

    September 05, 2018

    Click Here to Kill Everybody 

    By Bruce Schneier
    (Norton, September 2018)

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