HONG KONG, JULY 8-11, 2018

"Ultimately there is no human job that AI won't be able to do"

- Ben Goertzel, Hanson Robotics

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

A ticket to TalkRobot is the same cost as a ticket to RISE. Your ticket gives you access to all of TalkRobot's sessions, as well as more than a dozen other conferences held during RISE.


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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 to discuss the rise of robots.


This track will question the ethics of AI as it is introduced to more industries, asking what safeguards and regulations need to be put in place.

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?

Commercial applications

AI will change the way companies do business. In this track, we’ll look at when this transformation will truly become visible.

How is AI being used in tasks like news coverage and financial reporting?

What are the considerations in automating transportation?

What happens when we apply AI to industries such as entertainment and music?

If automated assistants can handle customer service, do we no longer need call centres?


Robotics and AI go hand-in-hand. Here we’ll look at some of the burning questions in robotics.

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?

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