This hyper-connected Human  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  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  that promote smarter Human  Machine partnerships.
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.