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5:00 PM

Join us before the start of EmTech mainstage sessions to meet your fellow attendees and network with our VIP speakers and guests

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6:00 PM

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) pioneers research in computing that improves the way people work, play, and learn. Their thriving ecosystem includes faculty and researchers exploring the various ways generative AI can be designed, tested, and deployed in a variety of use case scenarios – from automating coding processes to addressing climate change and more.

We kick off EmTech by convening leading CSAIL faculty to discuss the reality and potential of generative AI. Join us to learn how generative AI is developing in academia, what applications are on the horizon, and what business leaders can do to stay informed and take advantage of such a dynamic and exciting technology.

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Three Forces of Change (9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.)

Explore the intersection of AI, biotech, and climate innovations re-defining the rules of business. Discover actionable insights, develop new business strategies, and focus on a future where disruption and sustainability intertwine.

9:15 AM

The world is at a unique juncture when technology is outpacing everything from business strategy to public policy at a global scale. Let’s pause with some of the top minds in AI, biotech, and climate and take stock of the current state of research and technology, the impact of change, and the strategies that we can undertake to keep pace.

9:50 AM

AI may not have constitutional rights, but is the content it generates protected by existing laws? We take a deep dive into the role AI plays in content creation and its impact on business, society, and the people who use these new tools for communication, entertainment, and information.

10:15 AM

Is the open-source approach, which has democratized access to software, ensured transparency, and improved security for decades, now poised to have a similar impact on AI? We dissect the balance between collaboration and control, legal ramifications, ethical considerations, and innovation barriers as the AI industry seeks to democratize the development of large language models.

Networking Break (10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.)

Networking and refreshments for our live audience.

10:40 AM
Networking Break
Climate (11:10 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.)

We look at some of the most promising clean technologies driving the transition to a green economy as well as cross-industry energy use cases that will power our changing world.

11:10 AM

Until the day comes when we can recharge batteries in perpetuity, we’ll need to solve the problem of a rapidly growing pile of discarded batteries. A circular battery supply chain requires new technologies and strategies to recover the expensive, rare, and often imported battery component materials.

11:40 AM

Last December, for the first time ever, a fusion reaction produced more energy than it consumed. This historic achievement provided invaluable insights into the prospects of a clean, abundant source of energy for the planet. What we need now is a scientific and investment strategy that allows us to scale this breakthrough. The timescale is almost a direct function of resource investment.

Lunch and Networking Break (12:05 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.)

Our in-person networking lunch brings together industry leaders and experts who are interested in learning about emerging technologies and trends, exchanging thoughtful ideas and insights, and making lasting connections with peers at EmTech MIT.

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12:05 PM
Lunch and Networking Break
Biotech (1:25 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

The intersection of biology and technology has generated a new flood of medical treatments and procedures that may enable us to live longer and healthier lives. Genetic therapies, programmable medicine, and new medical devices offer a glimpse into the digital age of health care.

1:25 PM

The biological system is exceptionally complex and difficult to model making it almost impossible to predict all effects and side-effects when drugs and therapies are introduced. With its incredible ability to discover patterns, we explore the use of AI to model the biological system, unlock the ability to program cells, and solve the predictability problem.

1:55 PM

The study of millions of proteins has uncovered the generalizable rules by which nature encodes function. The discovery of these rules makes it possible to generate novel medicines with specific therapeutic functions at unprecedented speed and success rates, fundamentally changing the way medicines are made.

2:20 PM

Our understanding of medicine is changing as the medical profession’s use of artificial intelligence becomes an essential tool for diagnosing and treating disease. New MIT research explores how machine learning is being used to understand and improve health in new ways that are more robust, private, and fair.

Networking Break (2:30 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.)

Networking and refreshments for our live audience.

2:30 PM
Networking Break
Artificial Intelligence (3:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

New advances in general and generative AI are changing the way business is done. Given the exponential pace of AI development, how can we capitalize on this new technology and ensure responsible innovation for the benefit of all?

3:05 PM

The advent of generative AI has driven progress in AI development and spurred transformation across a wide range of industries. But the journey is far from over. We peek into the labs working on the AI research and development that will impact the workforce and work of the future.

3:35 PM

Organizations are at an inflection point in how best to insert AI in everything, responsibly and with trust, but there are unique concerns across industries that must be considered, particularly around data. The influx of data will fuel tremendous business innovations but requires strategic considerations. From risk mitigation and security and compliance, to reducing carbon footprints, we break down how enterprises should care for their most vital asset.

3:55 PM

Today's robots move dynamically, travel to places where previous robots couldn't go, and are beginning to understand and interact with the world around them. Still, work is needed to integrate intelligence machines into our businesses and lives. Marrying robotics with AI fuels the development of future generations of intelligent machines. We look at current commercial applications of robotics as well as R&D that will lead to new AI capabilities.

4:30 PM
Day 1 Wrap-Up
Networking Reception (5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

At the end of our first day of EmTech MIT, join us for an evening reception and interactive open house at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, featuring new research and projects. Presented in partnership with IBM.

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Change at the Speed of Technology (9:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.)

Discover the strategies for navigating business through rapid technological shifts. Gain insights on adapting, innovating, and thriving in a world where the speed of change mirrors the speed of technology.

9:10 AM

Disruptive technologies continuously force organizations to re-evaluate their business strategies. What does it mean to lead through change for organizations that need to leverage emerging technologies to improve business function? Explore the art of adapting to changing landscapes, fostering resilience, recalibrating strategies, and galvanizing teams, as we delve into the playbook for triumphing over disruption.

9:35 AM

Implementing compliance systems that align with shifting AI governance and regulatory guidelines is a challenge. Learn what it takes to test, monitor, and audit high-risk AI, enabling a quick response to AI alignment issues. We look at practical takeaways for organizations looking to cut through the noise and achieve their end goals, manage risk, and seize emerging opportunities.

10:00 AM

AI is retooling entertainment and media, making it possible to film the unfilmable and to greatly simplify and accelerate all the creative processes. Hear how a century-old industry is gravitating to new AI tools that blend human creativity with AI-generated content to assist creators in crafting innovative and engaging experiences.

Networking Break (10:25 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Networking and refreshments for our live audience.

10:25 AM
Networking Break
Calculating the Economic Impact (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Individual emerging technologies change the way business is done. The collective impact of these transformations ultimately alters our entire economy. We explore the long-term trends that are forever changing the global landscape.

11:00 AM

Weight loss drugs are all the rage. We examine the research and science behind the exploding use of these injectable drugs as well as the very real risks and opportunities that they present. Looking beyond the obvious use cases, we also explore the longer-term potential impacts on business and society that these drugs present.

11:30 AM

The future of food is on the table, as we look at its potential to positively impact our changing climate and provide cost-effective, lab-grown protein options. What will it take to make these options financially viable - and more widely adopted - to meet the needs of a growing global population?

Lunch and Networking Break (12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.)

Our in-person networking lunch brings together industry leaders and experts who are interested in learning about emerging technologies and trends, exchanging thoughtful ideas and insights, and making lasting connections with peers at EmTech MIT.

*Available to Full Access ticketholders only

12:00 PM
Lunch and Networking Break
Transforming Business (1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)

When technology innovations cross the chasm to mainstream adoption, they forever alter the way we do business. Some impacts are foreseen, others are unintended, but all will change the way work is done.

1:15 PM

San Francisco International Airport spans over 5,000 acres and serves more than 40 million passengers annually. To keep the facility running smoothly, the airport’s managers rely on a digital twin: a three-dimensional virtual replica of the airport that is continuously updated with data gathered from reality capture technology and Geographical Information System (GIS) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) integrations. Hear how this invaluable tool assists with studying performance, running simulations, and improving the on-site experience for passengers and packages alike.

1:45 PM

JPMorgan Chase delivers technology at a speed and scale that’s helping create powerful business solutions and experiences for clients across the globe. Underpinning these tech advances is the firm’s modernization of its technology, employing more nimble and agile business processes and leveraging data and insights to help meet the growing and rapidly changing demands of business at the speed of innovation.

2:20 PM

Industry is embracing emerging technologies that are fundamentally changing the way we interact with information and make decisions. However, no one technology, nor single idea, can be the solution to transforming an organization’s systems and processes. Learn how cognitive tools and technologies, which go beyond the simple implementation of an AI system, can help organizations to map out their path to the future.

Networking Break (2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)

Networking and refreshments for our live audience.

2:45 PM
Networking Break
Forging Tomorrow's Innovations (3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Embark on a journey into the uncharted territories of technology research and development. Explore the cutting-edge research to be featured in future headlines. We put the science and process of innovation under the microscope, examining breakthrough technologies and the strategies used to forge tomorrow’s innovations.

3:15 PM

In generative AI systems, “hallucinations” occur when large language models fabricate information, presenting fiction as fact. Research is underway at MIT to mitigate and eliminate the manufactured misinformation by generative AI systems, in hopes of developing more trustworthy AI systems.

3:30 PM

With resources at a premium and waste products at an all-time high, the opportunity to find new life in used products has never been greater. We explore how new climate research is impacting the circular economy, with a focus on how chemistry is being used to turn waste into useful products, new materials, and valuable fuel that has a meaningful impact on our future.

4:00 PM

Over the last 25 years, the technology industry has amplified and accelerated its ability to turn ideas into game-changing products and services. The startup journey from ideation and validation to growth and scaling is unique every time, yet there are well understood models to ensure success at every stage. We explore the strategies that propelled Stripe, Instacart, and OpenAI to unicorn success.

4:30 PM
Closing Remarks

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