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  • Dr. Peter Diamandis - Founder/CEO of XPRIZE and Singularity University

    Dr. Peter Diamandis spoke the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on February 12, 2015 about his vision for using competition to address grand challenges for the benefit of humanity.

    To learn more about the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, visit: http://www.lawac.org/
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  • Peter Diamandis: Why America needs to take risks

    2/12/15 Peter Diamandis, CEO of X Prize, talks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council about why taking risks is crucial to the American project.
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  • Peter Diamandis on government regulation blocking innovation

    2/12/15 Peter Diamandis, CEO of X Prize, tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council why he fears government over-regulation will stifle innovation.
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  • Peter Diamandis – Flying Stephen Hawking into zero-G

    2/12/15 Peter Diamandis of X Prize tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council about flying high altitude loops with Stephen Hawking so that the renowned physicist could experience zero gravity.
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  • Perspectives on the Future of the Automobile

    Jeffrey Cole, University of Southern California

    Dan Eberhart, Canary

    Stefan Krause, EVelozcity

    Kent Kresa, Petersen Automotive Museum

    John Rossant, NewCities & LA CoMotion

    Dakota Semler, Thor Trucks

    Ryan Westrom, Ford Smart Mobility

    Brian Witten, Symantec

    Moderator: Terry McCarthy, Los Angeles World Affairs Council

    With the rapidly approaching transition to automated vehicles, the number of stakeholders in the transportation sector is quickly expanding. From energy and infrastructure to cyber security and technology start-ups, new opportunities and challenges are emerging. Each speakers with three minutes each will give their take on how we got here, where the industry is going and what we should watch out for as it goes there.
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  • Detroit Versus Silicon Valley: Who Prevails and When?

    Russell Hensley, McKinsey & Company

    Rachel Nguyen, Future Lab, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

    Alex Roy, Human Driving Association

    Moderator: Paul Lienert, Reuters

    The future of the automobile industry will increasingly see technology firms from Silicon Valley and elsewhere overlapping with traditional automakers in Detroit, Germany and Japan. Will the tech companies dominate? Or will the automakers’ century-old experience of mass manufacturing, nationwide network of dealers and their political backing in Congress keep them in the game? Will there be a wave of mergers, or will a few companies survive and the rest fade away? This plenary panel will look at the bigger picture of how the automotive industry might reorganize itself in the coming decades.
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  • The Future of Cars Around the World

    Erik Antonsson, aiPod

    Michael Dunne, Dunne Automotive Ltd.

    Moderator: John Rossant, NewCities & LA CoMotion

    The auto world has long been dominated by the US, Germany and Japan, but with the shifting landscape to electrification and autonomous vehicles new players are emerging. China is now the largest maker of electric cars. Dubai is taking a comprehensive look at transportation reform, including investments in aerial taxis. Cities like London and Singapore are also developing innovative ideas to transform urban mobility. And then there is the hyperloop…
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  • Cutting-Edge Technologies

    Mory Gharib, California Institute of Technology

    George Karayannis, CityNOW, Panasonic

    Jill Sciarappo, Automated Driving Solutions Division, Intel

    Rishabh Sharma, Poletus

    Moderator: August Bradley, Mind and Machine

    Breakthroughs in cutting-edge technologies have enabled an exponential acceleration of autonomous vehicles. From super lightweight batteries to Lidar and sensory systems to artificial intelligence, these innovations have provided the tools that automotive and tech manufacturers need to build cars of the future. Hear from industry and research leaders about the newest technologies that will drive on our road for generations to come.
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  • Edited Future of Trucking

    Doug Bloch, Teamsters Joint Council 7

    Paul Rosa, Penske Truck Leasing

    Dakota Semler, Thor Trucks

    Moderator: Terry McCarthy, Los Angeles World Affairs Council

    Trucking will be one of the first sectors for the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles. We already see a number of companies, including Daimler and Embark, successfully executing cross-country trips. Advancements in self-driving technology combined with platooning, which allows for several trucks to follow each other, will reduce fuel costs and improve efficiency in the movement of freight. However, with approximately 3.5 million truckers on the road in the US, the transition to self-driving trucks will have a massive impact on our supply chain, as well as our workforce.
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  • LA City Planners Design AV's Future

    David DeRosa, AECOM

    Ashley Hand, CityFi

    Michael Lim, Global Transportation, Tech and Finance Advisor

    Ryan Westrom, Ford Smart Mobility

    Moderator: Frances Anderton, DnA, KCRW

    Los Angeles was built for the car and is fast becoming one of the main testing grounds for ridesharing and autonomous vehicle development. Los Angeles planners have been looking at models for mobility in the future, and designing public-private partnerships to develop transportation infrastructure ahead of the 2028 Olympics.
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