Monday, October 8, 2012

TechXploration Meetup

TechXploration is continuing their speaker series tomorrow (October 9th) with the topic "Why Computers Will [Not] Take Over the World." While many people believe that computers with artificial intelligence will one day outperform people with real-world problems, the speaker in this event is taking the opposite stance. To boot there will be craft beer tasting and from now on TechXploration is going to support a local San Jose restaurant with each event. To sign up and for location information, just click here.

Come Xplore the fundamental insight powering "Silicon Valley's Next Billion-Dollar Company" (TechCrunch) and "The War on Terror's Secret Weapon" (BusinessWeek): 
Computers Will [Not] Take Over the World: but will help us save it.
According to Palantir senior engineer & big data expert, Ari Gesher, the most powerful systems will be those that augment human intelligence, not attempt to recreate it.
Join us for a talk about:
  1. How humans and computers working in collaboration can outperform any computer in existence
  2. How artificial intelligence wrongfully hijacked the technology world for almost 15 years
  3. A number of complex real-world problems where the only solution is human-computer symbiosis, because automation fails
  4. How Peter Thiel-backed Palantir Technologies built a Java-based human-computer collaboration system that is being used by government agencies, large financial institutions and police departments around the globe

RSVP now to reserve your spot.
Craft beer by the cup + beer tasting + local cuisine* starting @ 7:08 PM
Presentation + Q&A @ 7:39 PM

About Palantir:
Palantir builds software that helps save lives, solve crimes, protect civil liberties, prevent disease and curb fraud by allowing organizations to make sense of massive amounts of disparate data.

* Now featuring Free local cuisine: supporting San Jose local restaurants!
At every TechXploration, we will support a San Jose-based restaurant (recommended by you!) for delicious event eats. What is your favorite local restaurant? Post it to the wall!

About Ari Gesher:
  • Senior Engineer, responsible for developing Palantir's platform/operating system
  • Currently working on: Palantir's developer APIs for backend services and the systems engineering that goes into Palantir's servers


  1. Thanks for posting this. We went last night and the event was great! The food was catered by BackAYard and there was a variety of beers to choose from. I am definitely not Tech savvy but the speaker, Ari, kept me interested the whole time. I'm looking forward to next month's event!

    1. Back A Yard... I love that place. One of my favorite new Downtown restaurants of 2012.