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Tuesday, October 2 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
gShowdown: Will Artificial Intelligence Take Over the World?

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It's goin down, Galvanize style. HOT TOPICS, COLD BEER.

Join us for the FINAL (for 2018) in a series of events that will put our communities' experts on two sides of an issue facing the tech community in head to head debate-style showdown. This is the only live debate in town where the audience decides who wins.

That's right... YOU decide who wins the gShowdown Belt at the end of the debate.

Our second ever gShowdown will feature TWO hot topics related to TECH.


Zuckerberg thinks that AI will enable humans to achieve impossible feats. Elon Musk is afraid that robots will take over the world if we don't regulate them. Artificial intelligence is a touchy topic for many techies. We want to know whether it will enhance our lives as another tool in our tool belt to solve the world's most complex problems or will it run awry and become so smart that we face dire consequences. YOU DECIDE!

Byron Reese, celebrated author and entrepreneur for GigaOM, will debate Charlie Burgoyne, CEO of Valkyrie.AI, on whether AI will take over the world for the worse of humanity.

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Charlie Burgoyne

Founder & CEO, Valkyrie Intelligence
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Byron Reese,

Celebrated Author and Entrepreneur for GigaOM

Tuesday October 2, 2018 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Galvanize 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

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