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John Bowers
Fred Kavli Chair of Nanotechnology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Progress Enabled: The Convergence of Photonic & Electronic ICs

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Time: 12 -12:45 p.m.

Advancements are happening that will drive the future direction of the data center, and put silicon photonics at the heart of this push. Silicon photonics is advancing rapidly in performance and capability with multiple fabrication facilities and foundries having advanced passive and active devices, including modulators, photodetectors, and lasers. Integration of photonics with electronics has been key to increasing the speed and aggregate bandwidth of silicon photonics-based assemblies, with multiple approaches to achieving transceivers with capacities of 3.2 Tbps and higher. Progress in electronics has been rapid as well, with state-of-the-art chips including switches having many tens of billions of transistors. However, the electronic system performance is often limited by the input/output (I/O) and the power required to drive connections at a speed of tens of Gbps. Fortunately, the convergence of progress in silicon photonics and electronics means that co- packaged silicon photonics and electronics enable the continued progress of both fields and propel further innovation in both.

Laurence Moroney
Artificial Intelligence Lead, Google

The Realities of AI & Machine Learning: Cut Through the Hype & Move to Production

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Time: 10-11 a.m.

We've all heard about the potential of AI and machine learning. But the truth is a golden needle hidden in a massive haystack of hype. How do you know which is which? In this Keynote, Laurence Moroney of Google will cut through the hype, talking about what AI is and, more importantly, what it isn't. You'll learn about it from a developer's perspective and how machine learning gives you a new programming paradigm that makes AI possible, where you can solve problems that were previously infeasible using minimal code!

José Morey
Consultant for NASA, IBM, Hyperloop Transportation, and Liberty BioSecurity Health and Technology Speaker, Medical Consultant

Space Tech: Present & Future

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Time: 10-11 a.m.

The rapid commercialization of space has gone beyond creating the first quadrillion dollar industry and developed the first truly limitless economy. In this presentation Dr. Morey will cover the technologies and innovations that are part of this industry, from robotics to artificial intelligence to advanced propulsion systems that are currently in development or already available to expand human civilization, not just within our solar system, but beyond.

Included in this keynote will be advances in cryogenics, radiation mitigation, and longevity technology that will increase our lifespan in the stars.