Running a business today means contending with technologies that sound like plot devices from a comic book. Gene editing, artificial intelligence, voice-powered digital assistants—these are the unlikely realities facing leaders today, and we’re going to take them on at WIRED Business Conference 2017 with the help of a few folks largely responsible for unleashing these forces in the first place.
Our speaker lineup, announced for the first time today, includes:
Andy Rubin, smartphone inventor and creator of the Android mobile operating system, who is working to bring AI to everyone.
David Limp, senior vice president of devices at Amazon, oversaw the development of the Amazon Echo and its artificially intelligent digital assistant, Alexa.
Jennifer Doudna, the UC Berkeley biochemist who developed the groundbreaking gene-editing tool CRISPR in 2012, will come clean about her fears and hopes for the powers of genetic modification.
Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, co-creators and showrunners of HBO’s Westworld, have their own deep questions about the blurry boundaries between humans and the technology humans create.
Lily Peng, a physician and biomedical engineer at Google Health—and one of several Bizcon speakers featured on WIRED’s 2017 Next List—has a vision for how artificial intelligence can aid doctors in identifying early signs of blindness.
Lord Norman Foster, British architect and founder of Foster + Partners, worked closely with Steve Jobs on his final product, the new Apple Park global headquarters in Cupertino featured on the cover of WIRED this month.
Richard Craib is a 29-year-old mathematician and the founder of Numerai, a hedge fund where artificial intelligence powers all the trades, relying on algorithms sourced from anonymous data scientists who compete for bitcoin.
Urs Hölzle, senior vice president of technical infrastructure at Google, oversees the servers, networks, and data centers that power the company’s massive online presence and the future of its business.
Yasmin Green heads up research and development at Jigsaw, the Google-owned think tank that is using algorithms and targeted advertising to fight back against ISIS propaganda
You may not have heard of everyone who will take the stage in June, but that’s because they’ve been too busy actually creating what’s next. The 10th annual WIRED Business Conference, presented by Visa, returns to New York City on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Spring Studios in Tribeca. Join us!