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Is AI more hype than reality?
Web Summit 2018: Artificial intelligence is being hailed and feared, sometimes in equal measure, as the ultimate gamechanger. Onlookers wonder whether AI will deprive us of jobs, change how we run businesses or, on the flipside, fundamentally improve our quality of life. But is the reality that AI has actually been overhyped and is now severely under-delivering? We sit down with Greg Brockman, Nagraj Kashyap, Emily Orton and Jeremy Kahn as they talk AI.
Riding a Quantum Computing Wave
Web Summit 2018: The Volkswagen Group and D-Wave Systems are using the power of quantum computing to simulate electric vehicle battery development and optimize traffic routes in cities. Martin Hofmann and Bo Ewald sit down to discuss how they plan to use quantum computing to tackle problems across the transportation industry and beyond.
Rage against the machines: Are we ready for robots across society?
Web Summit 2018: We join Aimee van Wynsberghe and Paul Michelman as they discuss robotics in society. If predictions are to be believed, robots are about to take over. From the boardroom to the bedroom and everywhere in between, machines might be on the brink of invading a variety of facets of our lives. Are we ready for that fate?
A Willy Wonka elevator comes to life
Web Summit 2018: The era of elevators just going up and down is over. By taking away ropes and creating a whole new transport system, now elevators can move in every direction imaginable, changing urban mobility for all of us. Think of the Wonkavator from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, only in real life, and you have MULTI. Thyssenkrupp Elevator's CEO Andreas Schierenbeck gives the wider context about why such a futuristic innovation is crucial for our cities.
Emotions in VR AR
Web Summit 2018: Join Eric Darnell as he talks about the power of storytelling. This power is getting you to care so much about characters that you want to know what happens to them. In VR/AR, we can make you care about these characters even more than in traditional media, so much so that you interact with them because you care, not because you want to win.
When man and machine get creative together
Web Summit 2018: It's become a common refrain to assume that robots will steal jobs outright and conquer the workforce, displacing human workers entirely. But in so many industries and settings, there's an in-between where man and machine are collaborating, interacting and sharing the stage. We join Nancy Bennett, Dor Skuler and Steve Ranger to talk about using machines to benefit our creative outputs.