MIT Connection Science @ Davos 2019

January 22, 2019

Blockchain+AI+Human = Magic

Come and learn how innovations from MIT Connection Science and its collaborators are transforming governments and businesses around the world, improving the transparency, fairness, performance, and accountability of our societies' systems. Engage in small group discussions, curated by MIT Professor Alex Pentland, to brainstorm about how these sorts of innovations can address the world's big problems and how they can be used to achieve your own goals.

White papers associated with all our talks at the WEF are available for free in the "Research" section of our site.

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[Event Full] MIT Connection Science @ Tata Dome on 22 January 2019

The TCS Dome, Panorama Hotel, Promenade 80, Davos

Tuesday: 22/1/19: "Unlocking Human Potential with Blockchain+AI: Blockchain + AI + Human = Magic"
Our Tata Dome lunch gathering on January 22 in Davos, Switzerland is to celebrate how human society is beginning to harness new technologies such as blockchain and AI to address the Sustainable Development Goals: hence the title Blockchain+AI+Human=Magic.   Of special interest are demos of dozens of scalable, real-world innovations, most developed in close partnership with MIT Connection Science.  The themes are data for good, human governance that leverages these new technologies, and scalability to the entire world.(email to be added to the list and you can register from there)

    • 09:30-10:00 Registration

    • 10:00-12:00 Leading Innovator Solutions & ‘Lightening’ Speed Talks

    • 12:00-13:00 CEO and visionary ‘Idea Lab’ Panel: The Transformative Power of Digital Technologies

    • 11:30-14:00 Buffet Lunch & Networking

    MIT Connection Science @ ICE House 23-24 January 2019

    Promenade 93, 7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland

    [Event Full] Wednesday 23/1/19 9:30- 10:30 Breakfast at the ICE House, "Big data meets the markets: The future of data-dominated financial systems," co-sponsored by: MIT Media Lab, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance (SDFA).

    Massive data breaches, election tampering, and other headlines from recent history demonstrate the increasing systemic risks that come with digitalization. Personal privacy concerns are also on the rise. But the potential upside from Big Data for the financial system is massive: armed with sufficient amounts of big data, machines can learn to predict risks that have been too difficult or too costly for financial players to unveil before.

    The systems that generate Big Data—mobile devices, social media, website visits, the internet of things, and third-party providers, to name a few—continue to proliferate. Our breakfast conversation will focus on how Big Data delivers entirely new and different intelligence to the financial sector, and how its value could potentially be assetized and securitized in ways that both honor privacy concerns and maximize commercial value.


    [Event Full] Wednesday 23/1/19 12:30- 14:00 Lunch at The ICE House, MIT Connection Science + CSAIL present “Creating the future: Advances of AI, ML, robotics and finance - what it means for economics, ethics and global impact" with Professor Alex Pentland and Professor Daniella Rus, covering:

    • Data ownership

    • Consumer confidence

    • Future of law and commerce

    • Future of works- skills, training and re-training

    • Ethics & privacy

    [Event Full] Thursday 24/1/19 12:30- 14:00 Lunch at The ICE House: “MIT Future Blockchain and AI Systems” with Yaniv Altshuler of Endor, Daniel Peled of ORBS, and Professor Alex Pentland

    [Event Full] Thursday 24/1/19 17:30-19:00 pm Reception at The ICE House: “MIT: Towards Trusted Data".  MIT LivingLabs are deploying global projects bringing trusted data to people around the world.  Come talk to the teams working on MIT Connection Science LivingLabs in China, Israel, Columbia, Turkey, and Italy, that are creating innovative new technical infrastructures for sharing public and private data safely, for good.

    ICE House Breakfast and Lunches are Invite Only; Email to apply for invitation with First name, Last name, Position, and Company. Due to limited space, we will are only able to register a certain number of attendees; therefore we reserve the right to add anyone registered to a waitlist if needed. For more information go to &