TEDxBoston 2017

Revolutionary Ideas: Advancing Our Machines
October 16, 2017

After last year’s event on Artificial Intelligence sparked so many ideas for us, we weren’t ready to let go of it yet. So we looked even deeper into AI and Machine Learning. We considered how these tools have changed us, and how we can think more carefully about how to build them.

This year’s speakers made us think and explored questions like:

  • What if a program could learn to write like Shakespeare?
  • How could predicting death help us live more fully?
  • What if we could build space-exploring machines that could fix themselves?

Stay tuned for videos of all the talks.

Participation in TEDxBoston 2017

The entire event was livestreamed right here at TEDxBoston.org for free. Over the past eight years, thousands of people have joined us from 38 countries to watch a webcast of the talks.

In-person attendance was by invitation only at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.


11:00 am: Check-in and get to know each other
12:30 pm: Doors open for seating
1:00 pm: Program begins
5:00 pm: Reception
6:00 pm: Event concludes

2017 Speakers