Ambient intelligence, human-machine interaction, wearables… Many of the technologies that will shape the future are already known to us. But what are the concrete solutions that IT research and development centers are working on at the moment? What concepts could potentially revolutionize the world? Which ideas will hit the market soon as actual products?
Answers to these questions can be found at Future Talk during CeBIT 2017: In over 100 talks, live presentations and demonstrations, this research cluster in Hall 6 (A54) provides an in-depth look into the status quo, introduces future standards, and raises new research questions.
"Future Talk is the place for keynotes, talks, interviews and panel discussions, for dialoging and discourse," says Reinhard Karger, Spokesperson for the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in Saarbrücken. Deutsche Messe AG is organizing the conference forum where Mr. Karger himself will act as host during the first three days. Ambient intelligence, human-machine interaction, Web of Everything, wearables, artificial intelligence, deep learning, virtual/augmented reality, networked worlds, smart cities, smart regions, and smart services, as well as cyber-physical systems are all on the agenda from Monday to Wednesday.
Each speaker has around 20 minutes to present his or her topic to up to 100 listeners. "In the past few years, the roster of speakers has always been full and the space was nearly filled to capacity. Special events were also very well received," says Reinhard Karger.
Two special formats are once again scheduled for 2017, taking up the final two days: On Thursday, Nordmedia is organizing the 10th "Serious Games Conference". Technology Review, the second cooperation partner, is taking on all of Friday with the topic of digital competence. In addition, as the "CeBIT's future lab" Future Talk also presents the winner of the 2017 CeBIT Innovation Awards. This competition is jointly sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Deutsche Messe AG.
"The Future Talk forum makes IT research understandable. With its presentations, social events, award ceremonies and panel discussions, it is the communicative heart of the Research & Innovation cluster," says Reinhard Karger, continuing that in terms of content the keynote theme at CeBIT 2017, "no limits!" , definitely applies to this forum.