THE FUTURE THINK TANK
Digital Life, Style, Music, Business, Science, and Technology
May 18-19, 2019 — UCCA, Beijing
“AI is here to remind us what it is that makes us human“
– Kai-Fu Lee
For its second edition WISE gathers a group of Chinese and international thinkers, artists and professionals across industries (music, film, entertainment, business, media, science, and technology) to give you the toolkit to wise up about the fastest growing region in the world, seek new perspectives and widen your network at the UCCA, China’s leading contemporary art museum.
WISE teams up with an extended group of partners, amongst them the prestigious German Reeperbahn Festival and the Danish Cultural Institute.
For its first edition, held at Beijing's UCCA, on October 26, 2018, WISE drew a select group of 400 delegates and influencers, as well as leaders from diverse industries from 10 countries to discuss cross-border collaborations and future visions.
WISE put “the human” at the center of discussions ranging from technology, music, art, fashion, entertainment, business, media, and science. During the one day conference topics ranged from how AI can help to solve world hunger, if robots might take over our jobs, what we can learn about the future by looking into the past, how to find China´s first international superstar, and the future of design and creativity. Investors shared their ideas about the future of cultural and tech industries plus startups, while China’s first surfer shared her vision for an environmentally-conscious China.
WISE is a platform for big ideas as well as practical knowledge.
On May 18 & 19, WISE hosts a comprehensive program of keynote speeches and panels.
Ever accelerating, the story of AI continues and it remains blurry if and how algorithms and ongoing digitalization “de-humanizes” mankind, or if we can successfully humanize machines and post-human intelligence. As the boundaries between humans and machines seem to fade, we have to ask ourselves: What makes us special in the first place? Can we keep that edge?
Apart from these broader questions, we will discuss the latest trends in various creative industries, as well as how technology is disrupting future economies, new emerging orders, and business culture, the future of gender parity, and the music industry. At WISE you will gain insight into how algorithms can read your emotions, listen to music being controlled by gloves, find out more about side effects of digitalization, and hear about the newest AI initiatives.
For its second edition WISE gathers 40+ speakers from 10+ countries to inspire over 2 days.
This year WISE is adding a two-night music program, presented by the Reeperbahn Festival. Join us for free live showcases of Europe's biggest music platform with some of the most promising musical talents from Europe and China.