Epson invites everyone to the picnic for geeks 2018

    A picnic with augmented reality instead of kebabs.

    Joke. I think it will not be difficult to find kebabs and other delicacies - there will be plenty of food outlets at the festival. This year the Moscow festival will be held on August 11 and 12 at the Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve. Traditionally, Epson tries to attend it with our augmented reality binocular video glasses. At our booth we will show them video glasses. We already told about points Epson Moverio BT-300  in a post on Habré, therefore I will not repeat.

    Why it makes sense to visit Geek Picnic? They say that this is the only international festival dedicated to the achievements of science and technology, as well as cultural phenomena: science fiction, comics, music and much more. This year the theme of the festival is “New Evolution of Man” .

    This year there are a lot of speakers, we will mention only some of the most interesting topics in our opinion. Full list here .

    "Repair in space: how it was and how it will be"

    Vitaly Egorov is a blogger, a popularizer in astronautics. Vitali is actively involved in the promotion of space science, the founder of communities in the social networks "Open Space" and "Curiosity-mars rover".

    Performance time: August 11, 14:00.

    "Modern Russian spacecraft"

    Ilya Ovchinnikov - test engineer of the flight test department of the RSC Energia named after SP Korolev, the Federal Space tutor directions Children technoparks "Kvantorium" . Ilya will tell about modern Russian space manned spacecraft, including about the new generation manned transport ship “Federation”, which is being made in the Energia Rocket and Space Corporation.

    Performance time: August 11, 15:00.

    By the way, most recently we  talked about the end of the competition for young developers , organized jointly with "Kvantoriums".

    “What can we learn about people from data on the Internet?”

    Seth Stevens-Davidovits is the author of the best-selling book “All Lie,” a Big Data specialist and former Google employee. He taught at the Wharton School of Business, which ended up, for example, Ilon Musk and Donald Trump.

    Performance time: August 11 at 15:30

    “Secrets of the brain. Why do we believe in everything?

    Michael Shermer is an American journalist, historian, founder of the Skeptics Society, popularizer of science, editor-in-chief of Skeptic magazine, and simply a man whose lectures that not everyone should be taken for granted cause a whole range of emotions - from a sincere smile to a slight Spanish shame .

    Performance time: August 11 at 17:00

    "Myths about mutations"

    Alexander Pankin - a biologist. Cooperates as a scientific expert with major Russian publications, is engaged in the popularization of science in Russia and the world, is included in the list of "75 most respected people of the country" according to the Russian Reporter magazine.

    Time: August 11, 6 pm

    “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity”

    James Barratt is a cinematographer and author of the best-selling book, The Last Invention of Humanity. Artificial intelligence and the end of the era of Homo sapiens. " Barrat explores the immense potential and danger of the most exciting technology of the 21st century - artificial intelligence.

    Performance time: August 11, 6:00 p.m.

    “Fighting Evil: How Cyber ​​Crimes are Investigated Worldwide”

    Ilya Sachkov - CEO, founder of Group-IB, member of expert committees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the Council of Europe and the OSCE in the field of cybercrime. In 2003 he founded the company Group-IB, engaged in the prevention and investigation of crimes in the field of high technologies. A participant in the Forbes 30 under 30 category in the Enterprise Tech category, three times the winner of the Russian stage of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition in IT nominations at the festival will talk about trends in high-tech performances.

    Performance time: August 11 at 18:30

    "Supercomputer games in the biomolecular constructor"

    Arthur Zalevsky - Bioinformatics, graduate student of the Faculty of Bioingineering and Bioinformatics of Moscow State University. Mv Lomonosov, a structural bioinformatic, free software enthusiast.

    Performance time: August 11, 12:15.

    "How to learn to predict new materials"

    Artyom Oganov is one of the most famous and quoted mineralogical theorists of the world, a professor at the University of New York, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, a professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a member of the EAN. Predicted the existence of many compounds of elements that were considered impossible in classical chemistry. He created the method of computer prediction of USPEX crystal structures, which is used by thousands of scientists around the world.

    Performance time: August 11, 19:00.

    "Bionic ways to update a person"

    Leonid Pityk - an expert on bionics, in 2012 he collected the first exoskeleton. In 2013, won the first grant to continue the development of the project "Modular hardware complex, expanding human capabilities." Since 2016, a graduate student of the IAE NRNU MEPI. Now he is almost completely engaged in bionic developments (exoskeletons, prostheses and neural interfaces).

    Performance time: August 12, 15:15.

    Watching the latest trends in the development of world innovations for a whole year, the picnic creators will gather on one site the most interesting and unusual technological exhibits.

    We are waiting for you at the Epson booth!

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