New Frontier In Computing Conference (NFIC) 2016

Cognitive Computing: To the Singularity and Beyond


What do we need to understand in order to develop the human/machine interface of the future? What’s happening in computing when Artificial Intelligence doesn’t seem artificial anymore? Will the smartphone be smarter than we are?

In order to understand the profound changes taking place in the world of Cognitive Computing, NFIC 2016 will focus two interactive panel sessions led by recognized academic and industry experts, to discuss the key issues facing cognition and computing. The opening panel will cover where we are in processor architecture, language development and visual display. Our next panel will look at where we are going in the exciting world of natural language, human/machine interface and a revolution in the multi-dimensional capabilities of machine and humanity combined.

The near universal use of the cell phone for more than conversation indicates that a powerful new wave combining computing and cognition is moving to touch of our lives in ways never thought possible.

Connect and talk with like-minded experts in the domain.

Three Key Themes:

NFIC-2016 Speech Title and Speakers:

Panel 1: The State of The Art

Keynote    Dr. Jeffrey J. Welser, Vice President & Lab Director, IBM Research – Almaden

Panel 2: What The Future Holds

Keynote     Dr.  Noah Goodman, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Computer Science (by courtesy), and Linguistics (by courtesy), Stanford University

 About NFIC Annual Conference:

The NFIC Annual Conference is a joint IEEE-NATEA conference on emerging technology. It is aimed to provide IEEE and NATEA members with an inexpensive solid overview of a technology that may affect their work and careers in the near future. Keeping up to speed, especially in Silicon Valley, is crucial for today’s engineers and scientists. Possessing adequate knowledge to make reasoned decisions regarding emerging technology’s importance plays an essential role in professional career success. The conference is organized to provide engineers and scientists with an effective means to achieve that goal.

For more information, visit UTHF Website: https://nfic-2016.ieeesiliconvalley.org/