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THE BRIGHT FUTURE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The height of evolution on Earth in terms of intelligence is us humans – for the moment. The…

REMOTE PRESENCE IN VIRTUAL SPACES

There really is nothing new about alternative realities. Our desire to transcend the here-and-now is evident throughout human…

MEET IIRIS

Shifting doubts to superpowers Unique learning experience cultivated to a dream job   “Oh c’mon you’re my mother!…

VISIONS OF A NEW REALITY

Think about living for a day without reading: how would you go about grocery shopping, getting to the…

THE AGE OF THE ALGORITHM

The foremost data activist of our time, Dr Cathy O’Neil was the keynote speaker for the Algorithmic Inequality track of…

WHEN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MEETS BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION

Can machine intelligence evolve like organic beings, and what are the implications?   Evolutionary computation delves…

BIG BROTHER, GUARDIAN ANGEL

How much of our privacy can we sacrifice for our safety? How do we make sure that the…

CAN THE PAST OF SPACE ALIENS FORETELL THE FUTURE OF LIFE ON EARTH?

Astrophysicist Dr Andrew Siemion has the dream job of any sci-fi fan: finding aliens. He serves as the…

THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT – TOWARDS THE INTERNET FOR SPACE

Simone Briatore always had a passion for the world beyond Earth. As a child, he was fascinated with…

THE LAWS OF URBAN GROWTH AND CORPORATE DEATH

One of the highlights of the 2018 SHIFT Business Festival was when the main stage audience was treated…

RELIVE THE SHIFT MOVIE THEATER

The occasional rainy day is the rule rather than the exception during the Finnish summer, but with these…

REDEFINING NORMAL IN TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES – FINANCE

A War Strategy for a Livable Planet   To achieve greatness, one needs vision, passion and belief. Business…