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mediaX 2016 Conference

May 17, 2016


Capturing our Thoughts and Research with Multimedia

Juho Kim on how we can augment personal intelligence by building better tools to capture and document our thoughts and research.

How News Aggregators Impact our News Outlets

Susan Athey on the impact of news aggregators on internet news consumption.

Memory as Mental Time Travel

Anthony Wagner on how our memory resembles "mental time travel", allowing us to travel to some point in the past in order to inform our present and future. 

Workforce of the Future: Working With Robots

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, Chief Knowledge Officer at Cisco, envisions what the future of the workforce will look like when it includes more robots. 

Twenty Percent Time Is the Gateway to Passion

Esther Wojcicki, Jame's Franco's former teacher and Distinguished Media Scholar for mediaX at Stanford, explains how allowing students a bit of time every week to explore subjects they are passionate about leads to better learners.

Emotional Intelligence Makes Effective Leadership

Maria Frank, PhD candidate for the civil and environmental engineering department at Stanford University, outlines the components of emotional intelligence and explains that it is what separates great leaders from average leaders.

Designing for the Disabled Pushes Innovation

Haben Girma, Civil Rights Advocate & White House Champion of Change, explains how thinking of new ways for disabled people to interact with technology can lead to some of technologies biggest breakthroughs.

What Makes Someone an Expert?

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Carl Wieman on what makes someone an expert. 

About this conference

Join us on Tuesday, May 17th when speakers, presentations, panels and prototypes will unpack the concepts, present recent research, and explore the future of augmenting personal intelligence - with applications to learning, business and entertainment. Keynote presentations at the #mediaX2016 Conference will delve into Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Experiences, and the Science of Memory.

The emerging augmented personal intelligence paradigm is an integrated personal data ecology in which human learning and machine learning are interdependent. Opportunities to augment personal intelligence are linked to a personal data ecosystem, in which choices, policies, permissions and regulations manage this network and ensure trusted and secure access, storage and retrieval.

Knowing how to learn quickly is a competitive advantage in the knowledge economy. The organizations that will prevail in the current transformation are those whose employees can learn fastest and make the best decisions. At all ages, learning readiness is influenced by technological familiarity and fluency. Our hope for solving the seemingly intractable global problems includes an optimistic outlook on the partnership between artificial intelligence and human intelligence - person by person.

About mediaX at Stanford University

mediaX is a forum, an incubator of ideas, and a programmatic framework to support multi-disciplinary discovery relationships. Our initiatives explore how understanding people can improve the design of technologies – in the areas of learning, mobility, collaboration, entertainment and commerce.

As the industry affiliate program of the H-STAR Institute, mediaX programs are grounded on respect for different approaches to discovery and centered on our belief in the power of collaboration – between business and academic researchers, on campus and around the world.

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