Keynote: Sci-fi Destroys the World, Science Builds It – Daniel Wilson, Roboticist & Author
Science fiction has a strong influence on real-world research and development, often shaping the look and behavior of new inventions. But every new technology alters the landscape of sci-fi. From dystopia to utopia to boring old reality, how does the exchange of ideas between Hollywood and academia and industry help prepare humankind to imagine new and amazing futures?
About Daniel Wilson
Daniel H. Wilson is a Cherokee citizen and author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as seven other books, including How to Survive a Robot Uprising, A Boy and His Bot, and Amped. He earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Masters degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. His latest novel is called The Clockwork Dynasty. Wilson lives in Portland, Oregon.