The possibilities of deep learning, the power of big data, and the plummeting cost of computing power have made machine-learning technologies as ubiquitous as they are transformative.

This March, Bloomberg Next Tech serves as a destination for dialogue on the political, ethical and cultural implications of the autonomous age among tech industry leaders and Washington officials.

We’ll evaluate the pros and cons of Big Tech’s big position in our society as well as policy recommendations for realizing the rewards of disruption across industry and government operations. Does the potential for harm and undue influence warrant limits on our capacity to solve global problems and do social good? 

Bloomberg Next Tech invites industry leaders and policymakers to consider concerns over truth, transparency and control against the vast promise of AI technology and the Big Data that fuels it. 

Learn more  about additional Bloomberg Next events taking place in 2018.


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Date and Time:

March 14, 2018
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM


Bloomberg Government
1101 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

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    Louis Rosenberg, PhD, Founder and CEO, Unanimous AI


    Louis Rosenberg, PhD, founded Unanimous AI to pursue his combined interests in collaborative systems and human-computer interaction. Rosenberg attended Stanford University where he earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees. His doctoral work focused on robotics, virtual reality, and human-computer interaction. While working as a graduate researcher at the U.S. Air Force’s Armstrong Labs in the early 1990s, Rosenberg created ‘Virtual Fixtures’, the first immersive Augmented Reality system ever built. Rosenberg then founded Immersion Corporation to pursue virtual reality technologies.  As CEO of Immersion, he brought the company public in 1999 (NASDAQ: IMMR). Rosenberg also founded Microscribe LLC, maker of the world’s first desktop 3D digitizer – the Microscribe 3D – which has been used in the production of countless feature films, including Shrek and Ice Age (acquired in 2009). More recently, Rosenberg founded Outland Research, a developer of advanced interfaces for mobile devices (acquired in 2012).  He’s also worked as a tenured Professor at California State University (Cal Poly), teaching design and entrepreneurship.  Rosenberg has been awarded more than 350 patents for his technological efforts. He currently lives in California as a longtime vegan, animal rights supporter, and friend of squirrels.



8:30 AM          Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM          Program Begins

12:00 PM        Program Concludes



Bloomberg Next is a destination for dialogue with members of Congress, federal agency executives, state and local officials, and technology industry leaders at the forefront of change.

In its 3rd year, the series continues to cover how policy makers and regulators are addressing new technologies and global competition, and what that means for the technology investments companies make. Washington insiders are invited to join Bloomberg Next for a debate on the promise of innovation across industries, the vulnerabilities inherent in connected technologies, and the regulations that will govern the balance between public interest and market-driven disruption.

Speaker submissions for Bloomberg Next events are now open. We have limited speaking slots available and welcome thought leaders on current events and newsworthy topics to inquire. We regret that we are unable to respond to all submissions personally and will reach out directly to those accepted for an event.

Submit your nominations here.




Bloomberg Government
1101 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005