JULY 8-11, 2019

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JULY 8-11, 2019

“We can be your friends and helpers”

Sophia the Robot, Hanson Robotics

TalkRobot is the world’s leading AI and robotics conference, gathering artificial intelligence, robotics and hardware experts. It connects thousands of leading companies, startups, investors, engineers, roboticists and researchers.


Meet our 2018 speakers

Artificial intelligence will free humans from work. We will be able to move on to a more meaningful existence Ben Goertzel, Hanson Robotics

What if our devices could sense, and then adapt to our emotions? Rana el Kaliouby, Co-Founder, Affectiva

Innovation is the best shortcut Jasen Wang, Makeblock

Companies that attended

What's happening?


When fiction becomes reality. Artificial intelligence and robotics have been a cornerstone of science fiction for decades. Now we experience them in real life. Join the world’s most influential AI companies, startups, engineers and researchers and more at TalkRobot, the world's leading AI and robotics conference, to discuss the rise of robots.


The balance between innovation and ethics has become more sensitive and nuanced today than ever. What are the limits of teaching an algorithm to be “human”? And Why should we want them to be? Grounded in cutting edge science, this track pictures a world where the rules of human to machine interaction are still very much in question.

Is it problematic if AI is predicting human behaviour?
How many of the world’s jobs will robots take?
How can machines and humans work together in the future?
Should we strive to develop robots that look and act as close to humans as possible?

New frontiers in AI

Imagination, experimentation and hard work are all that lie between what AI can do today and a revolutionary future that is always just around the corner. This track helps unleash these boundaries and get you up to speed with what the world’s most advanced R&D is envisioning.

Can AI mimic the human cortex?
What can an algorithm learn from the way our eyes work?
What are the latest advancements in facial recognition?


Robotics and AI go hand-in-hand. From industry to home companions fast paced development is changing our understanding of what exactly constitutes a robot. The debate is far from settled, and will be rife in this track.

What is the best, most precise definition of a robot?
Will social robots become mainstream, acting as companions for individuals and families?
How can we ensure machines are safe?
How much more advanced will robotics get?

The biggest tech conference of its kind for startups and investors in Asia. BBC

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A startup conference like RISE where entrepreneurs, startups, investors and the press meet has been long due in Hong Kong. Forbes

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