Topic: Technology

Oren Etzioni

Artificial Intelligence will empower us, not exterminate us

Artificial Intelligence advocate Oren Etzioni makes a case for the life-saving benefits of AI used wisely to improve our way of life. Acknowledging growing fears about AI’s potential for abuse of power, he asks us to consider how to responsibly balance our desire for greater intelligence and autonomy with the risks inherent in this new […]

Nathan Kundtz

Let’s make connectivity mobile — by heading to space

Access to the internet has changed the world, but with expectations in the next 15 year of 30 billion connected devices, we are facing a connectivity crisis. The ONLY option for meeting the increased demand for bandwidth is to go to space and we have the technology to get us there.

Alexis Kaushansky

Our best hope in fighting global disease is open collaboration

Alexis is a research biologist, but her experience in engineering school and social justice issues has made her a scientist who looks at social and economic constraints as a path to creativity.

October 15, 2016 Adventure

Discover the Dream of Flight at iFLY!

The fun begins bright and early with a STEM seminar, discussion of the science behind iFLY, and then take flight in wind speeds of up to 200 miles per hour!

Erika Wagner 7:42

The future of space flight for the rest of us

The history of spaceflight and and the possibility of future space adventures for everyone.

Susie Lee 14:11

Making Room for the Definite Maybe

In a time of internet dating and reduced physical connection, what makes us more human and less like computers?

Akash Thakkar

The musical revolution is here, all you need to do is play

An invitation into the epicenter of a new musical revolution engaging millions – video games.

Deep Dhillon

Harnessing the power of civic data to build vibrant cities

Speaker Deep Dhillon introduces us to how data can be an empowering asset for every city. Deep Dhillon is the chief Technology Officer of Socrata, Inc., a privately-held cloud software company headquartered in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square with offices in Washington, D.C. and London. He is an accomplished technologist with over 18-years of experience conceptualizing, […]

Ideas taking flight… and landing!

The space between theory and reality in space travel just narrowed dramatically for humankind. Mere days after Erika Wagner spoke at TEDxRainier 2015 about space travel for the everyday person, we can now celebrate an historic feat in rocket science taking us one step towards commercial space travel!