After the first installment in Seoul in December 2017, A BETTER VERSION OF YOU is now coming to Beijing.
From March 24 to April 1st, A BETTER VERSION OF YOU will provide a showcase of global perspectives on a wide range of new applications and products that shape our present and future. For the duration of nine days, the site of the Goethe-Institut at Beijing’s 798 district will be transformed into a trade show venue, hosting a display of innovative technologies, where artists and tech-developers from across the globe join hand.
A BETTER VERSION OF YOU provides a look into the technological agents that serve as the foundation of contemporary societies on a global scale, from self-learning machines, neural networks and ubiquitous computing, to swarm-based urban planning, personalised experiental gaming, brain-machine interfaces, precision agriculture, alternative online infrastructures and the everyday tools of the entrepreneurial self.
Harnessing perspectives from China, South-Korea, Japan, USA, Russia, South-Africa and Europe, A BETTER VERSION OF YOU will showcase latest advances in defining political and social technologies.
Press Preview 15:00h GI
Opening Reception 16:00hGI
Keynote Prof. Hu Yong 16:30hGI
Exhibitors Talks 14:00h GI
The question concerning technology in ChinaKeynote Yuk Hui 17:00h UCCA
What drives people to invest in tech utopia?Talk with Nina Scholz 15:00h GI
“You should run your start-up like A BETTER VERSION OF YOU"Andrew Ng (Stanford/Baidu/Coursera)
Conceived by Christian von Borries and Nina FranzProduced by Goethe-Institut China and Goethe-Institut KoreaArt-Direction & Design by Alexander Winkelmann