Lifeboat News #195


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 10/01/18. Copyright 2018 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

The Canadian Fintech & AI Awards 2018

The Canadian FinTech & AI Awards 2018 will be held November 26 in Toronto, Canada.
The Canadian FinTech & AI Awards are Canada’s largest and most prestigious FinTech event with over 3,000 attendees from the banking, legal, finance, tech, startup and blockchain community. Learn more at

Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference will be held November 26–28 in Nairobi, Kenya. Learn more at

NewSpace Europe

NewSpace Europe will be held November 27–28 in Luxembourg City. This conference is the only annual space conference in Europe to focus solely on the NewSpace industry and the economic opportunity of space.
Our Jim Keravala, Alison Lowndes, Peter Platzer, and Pete Worden will be speaking. Learn more at https://newspace-europe.spacefrontier.o...homepage

Spacecom 2018

Spacecom 2018 will be held November 27–28 in Houston, Texas.
SpaceCom 2018 is the only civilian conference and exposition where NASA, aerospace, and industry come together to connect. It’s where professionals from the aerospace and commercial sectors convene for two days to gain insights during forward-looking conference sessions, see firsthand, cutting-edge technology in an interactive exhibit hall, and participate in NASA presentations and an Entrepreneur Summit that promises to transform markets. Learn more at

6th Symposium in Regenerative Medicine

The XIII International Congress in Medical Aesthetics, Nutrition and Anti-aging and 6th Symposium in Regenerative Medicine is being held November 29–December 1 in Cancun, Mexico. Note that the 6th Symposium in Regenerative Medicine will be held on December 1.
Our Joel I. Osorio is speaking. Learn more at

Robotex International

Robotex International will be held November 30–December 2 in Tallinn, Estonia. This conference is a must-attend event for everyone who wants to stay up to date with the latest tech trends and meet world level executives and investors who are already transforming the future.
Our Henrique Jorge and Ayesha Khanna will be speaking. Learn more at

Blockland Solutions Conference

Blockland Solutions Conference: Real-World Problem Solving will be held December 1–4 in Cleveland, Ohio.
This is one of the first blockchain education conferences to provide experiential learning through hands-on coding and real-world problem solving with a focus on solutions for business and government applications.
Our Mark Stephen Meadows and Tatiana Moroz will be speaking. Learn more at


NeurIPS | 2018, the Thirty-Second Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, is being held December 2–8 in Montréal, Canada.
NeurIPS is a multi-track machine learning and computational neuroscience conference that includes invited talks, demonstrations, symposia and oral and poster presentations of refereed papers. Learn more at

AI World 2018

AI World 2018 will be held December 3–5 in Boston, Massachusetts.
AI World Conference and Expo is focused on the state of the practice of artificial intelligence in the enterprise. The 3-day conference and exposition is designed for business and technology executives who want to learn about innovative implementations of AI in the enterprise through case studies and peer networking.
Our Margrit Betke, James Kuffner, John Mattison, and Alex Zhavoronkov will be speaking. Learn more at

Intelligent Automation Week Austin 2018

Intelligent Automation Week Austin 2018 will be held December 3–6 in Austin, Texas. Learn more at

The New Economy Online Conference

The New Economy Online Conference will be held December 3–6 online. This free conference will give you 4 days of top content from some of the world’s best speakers on blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Our Bobby Lee will be speaking. Learn more at


SOURCE Austin will be held December 3–6 in Austin, Texas. SOURCE is one part CISO conference, one part Hacker conference, and one part Career and Personal Development event.
Our Richard Thieme will be speaking. Learn more at

Connectivity is the Revolution!

Connectivity is the Revolution!: 3rd Annual Thought Leadership Forum will be held December 4 in Washington, D.C.
This Geeks Without Frontiers’ Thought Leadership Forum will focus on technological innovations, delivering digital access to underserved communities, emerging global challenges, and financially sustainable broadband business plans. Learn more at

The Future of AI and Trust Workshop

The Future of AI and Trust Workshop will be held December 4th in Arlington, Virginia, USA. Eight free slots are available.
This workshop is being organized by our Masseh Tahiry. Learn more at

LaBITconf Santiago De Chile 2018

LaBITconf Santiago De Chile 2018 will be held December 5–8 in Santiago, Chile. This is the most influential cybercurrency conference in Latin America.
Our Rodolfo Andragnes, Luke Dashjr, Juan Llanos, and Edan Yago will be speaking. Learn more at

Bangkok Blockchain Conference

The Bangkok Blockchain Conference will be held December 6th in Bangkok, Thailand.
Thailand has emerged as one of the most interesting development hubs for cryptocurrencies and blockchain in Southeast Asia in 2018. While the world has yet to decide the category for cryptocurrencies and digital assets, the Thai government has welcomed cryptocurrency projects and exchanges.
Our Jen Buakaew will be speaking. Learn more at

Our People-Centered Digital Future

Our People-Centered Digital Future will be held December 10, 2018 in San Jose, California.
This event recognizes that by March 2019, 50% of the world will be connected to the Internet. This inflection point marks an important moment for examining the “unfinished work” of the Internet and discussing the community norms, human rights and social contracts required in this exponential digital era. The event also aligns with the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations. Our Eric Rasmussen will be speaking. Learn more at

Acquchat NYC Blockchain

The Acquchat NYC Blockchain & Media Fireside Chat Livestream Broadcast will be held December 11 in New York City.
Our Tatiana Moroz will be speaking. Learn more at

International Conference of Translational Medicine

The International Conference of Translational Medicine will be held January 11–13, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The specific goals of this conference are to bring together a diverse group of scientists studying various molecular, cellular and genetic aspects of Translational medicine. This conference is intended to provide a format for the exchange of ideas and information, to discuss the latest research findings and technical advances, and to facilitate the intellectual unification of research on cancer therapy, stem cell therapy, and regenerative medicine and related disease states in diverse systems.
Our Joel I. Osorio will be speaking. Learn more at

AAAI-19: Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

The AAAI-19: Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence will be held January 17–February 1, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Our Peter Stone, Julian Togelius, Lyle Ungar, and Michael Witbrock will be speaking/participating. Learn more at

Startup Grind Global Conference

The Startup Grind Global Conference will be held February 12–13 in Silicon Valley, California.
This conference includes 6 stages of highly educational content provided by a roster of world-class speakers, thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators looking to build relationships, hours of impactful networking, and partner opportunities. Learn more at


Read “Technology and National Security: The United States at a Critical Crossroads” at

Undoing Aging 2019 Update

Undoing Aging 2019 will be held March 28–30 in Berlin, Germany. Our Julie K. Andersen, Judith Campisi, Aubrey de Grey, Michael Greve, Graham Pawelec, and Mikhail S. Shchepinov will be speaking/participating.
Undoing Aging 2019 is not only open to the scientific community but also welcomes all interested members of the broader rejuvenation movement. The conference will feature a student poster session showing the work of innovative undergraduate and graduate students in the field of damage repair. Learn more at


Recent interesting blog posts include:
“A $25,000 robot barista serves 120 cups of coffee an hour — and it is part of a growing ‘robot revolution’ that could kill millions of jobs” by Shane Hinshaw at
“3D.fab’s BioAssemblyBot Wants to 3D Print Skin onto People” by Klaus Baldauf at
“9 US Companies Are Going to the Moon! Here Are NASA’s New Partners” by Alberto Lao at
“Amazon is launching pay-as-you-go cloud computing in space” by Michael Lance at
“Ancistrolikokine E3, a 5,8’-Coupled Naphthylisoquinoline Alkaloid, Eliminates the Tolerance of Cancer Cells to Nutrition Starvation” by Paul Gonçalves at
“Antibiotics eliminate senescent cells associated with ageing” by Nicholi Avery at
“Are There Bacteria in Your Brain?” by Xavier Rosseel at
“Bezos and Musk Will Both be Trillionaires in the Space Internet Age” by Klaus Baldauf at
“China Plans to Build a Deep Sea Base Run Entirely by AI” by Klaus Baldauf at
“Irish scientists make huge break through that halts growth of brain tumours” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“New Research Could Rewrite Physics From the Ground Up” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Physicists finally calculated where the proton’s mass comes from” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Researchers Just Created a New Form of Matter” by Genevieve O’Hagan at
“Stimulating This Part of the Brain Alleviates Depression Symptoms” by Victoria Generao at
“Supersonic air travel is finally coming back” by Derick Lee at
“This Farewell Photo of Mars by an Interplanetary Cubesat Is Absolutely Amazing” by Alberto Lao at
“This is when AI’s top researchers think artificial general intelligence will be achieved” by Derick Lee at
“Using Artificial Intelligence to fix healthcare” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Virgin Galactic Will Send People to Space By Christmas. Maybe.” by Victoria Generao at
“We could move to another planet with a spaceship like this” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Would I Want a Designer Baby?” by Steve Hill at

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