The South-by-Southwest Conference in Austin TX, Nov. 10-19, 2017, included a conference track on “Intelligent Future”, with a wide range of sessions related to artificial intelligence and the future of technology.
This, in turn, included an IEEE-led panel discussion on “Going Beyond Moore’s Law”, featuring IEEE Rebooting Computing Co-Chair Tom Conte. This video from IEEE.tv provides clips of the panel presentation and interviews with some technology leaders in attendance.
The Supercomputing 2016 Conference (SC16) was held in Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 13-18, 2017.
One of the invited talks was by Prof. Thomas Theis of Columbia University. He showed that while existing device technologies may be sufficient to achieve exascale performance, further increases in performance will require new devices and architectures. These may include low-energy approaches such as tunneling FETs, spintronic devices, and neural networks.
Dr. Theis also co-authored an article on a similar topic in the latest issue of Computing in Science and Engineering, available here.
Videos of the other invited talks from SC16 are available here.
The 2016 ICRC was held in San Diego, Oct. 17-19, 2016. As part of a government funding panel, Dr. William Vanderlinde of the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (https://www.iarpa.gov/) discussed IARPA research programs in support of the National Strategic Computing Initiative. Specific projects include such unconventional computing approaches as quantum computing, superconducting computing, and neuromorphic computing.
The 2016 ICRC was held in San Diego, Oct. 17-19, 2016. David Mountain of the Laboratory for Physical Sciences in Maryland presented a talk comparing digital CMOS to analog memristor implementations of neural networks for scaling to neuromorphic computers.
The 2016 TTM meeting sponsored by IEEE Future Directions was held in San Diego, Sept. 20-21, 2016. The theme was “Making the Future”. Many of the presentations were recorded by IEEE.tv. Watch the presentations here.
One presentation was a panel on Rebooting Computing, with panelists Elie Track, Tom Conte, Stan Williams, and Bob Voigt.