On Jan 26 the Doomsday Clock was brought forward to 2 1/2 minutes to midnight. Worried?
I’m glad to report that the robotics and AI industry is responding. IEEE seeks input into Guidelines for Ethically Aligned Design for AI and Autonomous Systems, the $27 million Ethics and Governance of AI fund was announced, Stanford announced the 100 year study on AI, Apple joined Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook and IBM in the Partnership on AI, and the Obama WhiteHouse released 3 white papers on AI, automation and the economy.
In the meantime, we still have robots to build:
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Our recent Social Robot Salon was a sell out success! … But then, so were our VC Office Hours, Demo Days, Women in Robotics Mixers and Developer Workshops.
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Robotics and AI is leaving the research lab and reshaping the 21st century and Silicon Valley is at the epicenter. Support our robotics startup ecosystem by joining the first non-profit industry group formed by robotics and AI companies, research institutions to innovate and commercialize new technologies.
Our initiatives include speaker events, reports and feature series, investor forums, demo days, Women in Robotics, design guidelines, developer workshops and the big Robot Block Party.
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|STARTUP SVR MEMBERSHIP ($95) connects startups with investors via demo days, investor forums, VC office hours, and startup competitions. You can expo at the big Robot Block Party and also get free Robojobs.org posts.|
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SVR Calendar Events Coming Up:
Speaker Salon – Social Robotics – Jan 10
A3 Robotics Cluster Meeting – Jan 18
Women in Robotics Happy Hour – Jan 26
SVR AGM – Feb 13
Women in Robotics Happy Hour
Service Robotics Report
Automate Startup Launchpad
Big Robot Block Party
Good Robot Design Awards
Women in Robotics Happy Hour
Sensor World Expo
Global Robot Launchpad Startup Competition
Bots & Beer
Our regular social meetup is now bimonthly – first Wednesdays in Mountain View and third Wednesdays in San Francisco.