MIT AI Conference 2018
Future [of] Industries
Industries [of] Future
Apr 20 - San Francisco

This year's event will bring together some of today's biggest luminaries to discuss how machine learning is shaping the future of industries and creating industries of the future.

Over the course of the first two days (April 20th and 21st), more than 100 forward-thinking executives, leading technologists, respected academics, and active investors from around the globe will share insights on the state of industry and the state of AI, on gaps between business needs and on technical capabilities. With 1000s of professionals in attendance across 4 stages, we’ll explore opportunities for applying for new advances, and on the longer term, societal impacts of decisions made today.

The World's Smartest Minds

From Amazon to Zeta Venture Partners, we've got an insanely smart group of folks who will discuss where they see the Future of AI and the opportunities that have them excited.


Every session offers actionable insights into the rapidly evolving AI landscape and its impact on business and society. The experts in each session will have a 1-on-1 conversation with a moderator for 15 minutes, followed by an audience Q&! as a group. The session design enables going deep with experts in MIT fashion, well beyond buzzwords and platitudes.

#LifeSciences   #Automotive   #Robotics   #Enterprise   #Security
#AssetManagement   #Startups&Investors   #R&D   #Ethics 


AI Idol


AI Idol - offers innovative AI startups a unique platform to compete and present their companies in front of a highly influential audience.

AI Idol ... The Premier AI Startup Competition!! Participate in AI Idol at MIT AI 2018 and pitch to a panel of judges made up of leading investors, angels, entrepreneurs.

AI Idol offers innovative AI startups a unique platform to present their companies and mingle with a high-caliber audience of VCs, angel investors, strategic partners, corporate investors, industry experts, and potential recruits.


AI Influencer Awards


MIT knows great ideas can change the world. Everyday, we are dedicated to finding solutions to the world's most challenging problems through technology and machine learning.

At MIT AI 2018, we will honor innovative and passionate individuals who exemplify MIT’s mission to serve the nation and the world through science and technology. We want to hear and share the stories of AI game-changers who are committed to creating meaningful change in today’s world.

The AI Influencer award will honor a person or group whose work is positively influencing our society and bettering our global community through machine learning.

Award finalists will present their use-case onsite at MIT AI 2018 to distinguished Executives and thought-leaders in the industry, VCs, strategic partners, and tech peers and the winner(s) will be announced at the Opening Night dinner on Friday, April 20, 2018.

If you or a peer(s) is dedicated to improving the world through technology, please tell us more about your / their work in the form below.

AI Influencer Criteria:

  • Nominations are open to all MIT AI 2018 attendees. (MIT Alum status is not required).
  • Project may be work from your place of employment or a creation in free time.
  • Project may be an experience improvement, process enhancement, industry revolutionizing or revitalization, or any other work that solves a problem or creates positive influence in our ever-changing world.
  • Project may be ongoing or a successful past deployment.
  • Please only submit projects that have current, measurable impact. In development projects or ideas will not be considered.

"The Future" of AI - Kids Day


We invite all speakers and attendees to join us on Sunday, April 22nd with their families for a day of hands-on, experiential learning for the upcoming game-changers in the AI field. STEM exhibits and workshops will be hosted by Google, IBM, Flybrix, theCoderSchool SF, and many more! Local robotics teams will be showcasing their robots and projects for a great day of interactive learning to get kids excited for the future and the hand they'll play in creating it.

Immersion Classes will focus on subjects such as "How to Build a Drone," "How to Build a Self-Driving Car," "How AI Microscopes Can Help Save the Oceans," "AR Immersion," and more! Exhibits will include Virtual Reality exploration, programming challenges, image recognition models, competition robots from the FIRST Organization, and an example of using AI to sort trash!

We are excited to open FREE student registration (Kindergarten through 12th grade) for children of conference attendees, speakers, and sponsors. Outside of the children of conference attendees, speakers, and sponsors, we will open up the halls to under-privileged kids in the Bay Area who ordinarily do not have access to these sorts of events.

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Underneath all the AI hype, real breakthroughs are happening! The advent of deep learning toolkits has been made possible by huge amounts of data, cloud-based computing, and low-cost storage. All of this has allowed AI developers to create solutions which are predictive of the needs of its users. The capabilities are growing at exponential rates.

If you're looking for cutting-edge research, case studies of successful AI projects, AI rock stars, multidisciplinary use cases — and truly inspiring ideas that just might change the world — make plans to join us at MIT AI 2018.

We'd love to see you.

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Convince Your Boss

We have received requests for a Business Justification Letter from some of our attendees. Below is a letter template you can customize and present, along with this complete information pack, to help convince your boss that you should attend MIT AI 2018.


Business Justification Letter Template


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Friday, April 20, 2018 - Sunday, April 22, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT

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