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HUMANMACHINE: YOU. THE FUTURE OF INTELLIGENCE

THIS STORY IS ABOUT YOU.

Designing for & Creating Intelligent Innovations that Advance Business & Enrich Lives

HOW WILL INTELLIGENCE ADVANCE BUSINESS AND ENRICH LIVES?

FOUR ECOSYSTEMS WILL ENABLE EXPONENTIAL TRANSFORMATIONS

This hyper-connected Human [x] Machine era in which we live, work and play presents several great opportunities to design for and create intelligent methods, programs, systems, devices, materials, experiences, places, technologies, data and applications. 

The story of the 12th Edition, You. The Future of Intelligence, is about you leading a new revolutionary approach to the design and creation of Human [x] Machine innovations.

This is a story about the hybridity of person and machine working collaboratively to advance business and enrich lives. Covering four inter-related ecosystems of Intelligent Disruptions: (1) Artificial Intelligence, (2) Internet of Things, (3) Digital Commerce and (4) Experience Engineering. These ecosystems are shaping every part of life, anywhere from driving, to the smart phones we use, how our data is managed, how our homes are built, how we care for our elderly, how we create consumer products and how we expand our nervous systems. Indeed, these Intelligent Disruptions will fuel the next digital industrial revolution. Resulting in major transformations by 2020 with an expected market size to be over $9.5 trillion with a yield of US$25-33 trillion in annual economic impact through differentiated offerings

To deliver on the promise of the story, the WSIE will explore how to design for and create ethical, experiential, exponential and explainable solutions. By debating and staging how enterprises are integrating sensing, understanding, thinking, decisioning, actioning, trusting and teaming capabilities to create intelligent innovations [x] that promote smarter Human [x] Machine partnerships.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Sectors

DESIGN

LIFESTYLE

HEALTH

SERVICES

INDUSTRIALS

CITIES

Infrastructure

Artificial Intelligence

  • Machine Learning & Expert Systems
  • Brain-Computer Interfacing
  • Service & Swarm Robots
  • Natural Language, Image & Vision Processing
  • Predictive Analytics
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INTERNET OF THINGS

Sectors

DESIGN

LIFESTYLE

HEALTH

SERVICES

INDUSTRIALS

CITIES

Infrastructure

Internet Of Things

  • Low-Carbon Autonomous Things
  • Biometrics & Secure Communication
  • Next Generation Cloud Computing
  • Intelligent Sensor Networks
  • Ambient Intelligence
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DIGITAL COMMERCE

Sectors

DESIGN

LIFESTYLE

HEALTH

SERVICES

INDUSTRIALS

CITIES

Infrastructure

Digital Commerce

  • Future Sharing Economy Platforms
  • Social Mobile Commerce
  • Context Enriched Services
  • Algorithms, Search & Decision Making
  • Blockchain 
& Bitcoin
Digital-Commerce

EXPERIENCE ENGINEERING

Sectors

DESIGN

LIFESTYLE

HEALTH

SERVICES

INDUSTRIALS

CITIES

Infrastructure

Experience Engineering

  • Conversational & Affective Computing
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Materials & Nanotechnologies
  • Mixed Reality
  • 3D Printing & Personal Fabrication
Experience-Engienering

UNSCRIPTED CONVERSATIONS, UNCENSORED CONVICTIONS

A BIG BANG OF STORIES ACROSS SIX SECTORS

The 2018 story will alter the course of business, cites and YOU. Driven by 100 speakers who will transport you to a bold and provocative world that showcases the interplay between business, people and machines. A cocktail of hundreds of unexpected collisions and unrehearsed conversations.

This a big bang between the world’s finest dreamers and doers in artificial intelligence, internet of things, digital commerce and experience engineering coming together to explore the impact of these disruptions on six sectors: design, lifestyle, services, health, industrials and cities.

Deliver an explainable generation of simple, flexible, decentralized and consumer-led services.


Create personalized lifestyle solutions that intersect materials, technology, habits & physical spaces.


Digitalize industrials to support intelligent systems, exponential devices and decisioning.


Design innovation-driven operating models, products, experiences, services & beings.


Build a smarter infrastructure that enables connected work, live and play environments.


Draw inspiration from nature to engineer biotech, digital & visual health innovations.


Create intelligent layers of digital, physical and emotional innovations.