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2019 MIT Research and Development Conference

Human and Technology Collaboration
November 13-14, 2019

Human and Technology Collaboration – the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Borrowing from MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence, what if the goal were to create combined human/machine systems that were more intelligent than either people or machines could be alone? What if the future were not only computational but sustainable as well?

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has, for decades, tried to create computer programs that can behave as intelligently as humans. From the traditional AI point of view, letting people help a program while it is running is considered cheating. But what if that were fine? Could we solve problems like climate change by having AI assist scientists and policy makers? Taking this further, what if that collaboration is what’s needed?

Join the 2019 MIT Research and Development Conference: Human and Technology Collaboration to explore the work at MIT to investigate how humans collaborating with technology can solve some of the world’s biggest problems. We will also touch on some of the implications of this evolution/revolution on people and systems design.

In addition to plenary sessions, attendees will choose among eight tracks:

Day 1 Tracks:
Track 1 - Environmental Solutions Initiative
Track 2 - Design in the Digital Era
Track 3 - Toward the Singularity: The Next Generation of Human-Machine Collaboration
Track 4 - Robots-Humans and Interactions

Day 2 Tracks:
Track 5 - MIT Lincoln Lab Technologies
Track 6 - Quest for Intelligence
Track 7 - The Human Element
Track 8 - Changing Landscape of Mobility - Disruptive Forces and Technologies

Event Locations
Day 1: November 13
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Morning Plenaries at Kresge Auditorium (Bdg. W16)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lunch with Startup Exchange Exhibit at Walker Memorial (Bdg. 50)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Concurrent Tracks #1, #2, #4 at Samberg Conference Center (Bdg. E52)

Day 2: November 14
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Morning Plenaries at Samberg Conference Center 7th Fl. (Bdg. E52)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Concurrent Tracks #5 ~ #8 at Samberg Conference Center (Bdg. E52)

Online registrations closed: Online registration is closed. You can still register on-site in the lobby of MIT's Kresge Auditorium during Nov. 14 morning and Samberg Conference Center 6th floor from Nov. 14 afternoon. Registration begins at 7:30 am on November 14 and will be open throughout the conference hours. On-site registration is on a space-available basis.

A limited number of rooms at a discounted conference rate have been arranged at the hotel below. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out before the deadline. Early reservations are strongly encouraged. The Conference Services Office does not handle individual reservations. Changes and/or cancellations to hotel reservations should be made with the hotel directly.

Residence Inn Boston Cambridge (120 Broadway, Cambridge, MA)
Rate: $322 per night, plus applicable taxes.
Deadline: October 21, 2019
Online: Book here

Onsite Late Registration
Available during the following hours:
November 13: 7:45AM - 11:30AM Kresge Auditorium (Building W16, lobby)
November 13: 1:30PM - 5:00PM Samberg Conference Center (Building E52, 6th floor)
November 14: 7:30AM - 1:00PM Samberg Conference Center (Building E52, 7th floor)

Complete a registration form at one of the onsite registration kiosks or on your own device. After submitting the form, visit the onsite registration desk to make payment. Credit card, cash or check payments accepted. Onsite registration is offered on a space-available basis.

Education Partner:  
MIT Professional Education

About MIT Professional Education: MIT Professional Education (http://web.mit.edu/professional) provides a gateway to MIT expertise and knowledge for science and engineering professionals around the world. Through MIT Professional Education programs taught by renowned faculty from across the Institute, technical professionals have the opportunity to gain crucial and timely knowledge in specialized fields, to advance their careers, boost their organization performance, and help make a difference in the world.

ILP members receive a 15 percent discount on all MIT Professional Education Short Programs and Digital Programs at time of registration.


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Samberg Conference Center, Building E52
50 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142

Visitor Information
Please visit MIT Visitor Information Page for more information.

The nearest paid parking is at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel.