WisBusiness: The Podcast with Byron Reese, author and tech entrepreneur

This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: the Podcast” features Byron Reese, author of the book, “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers and the Future of Humanity.”

Reese will be a keynote speaker for the upcoming WARF Innovation Day, planned for Oct. 17 at the Discovery Building in Madison. He writes optimistically about the future, touching on artificial intelligence and other technological developments.

“Technology is this trick we learned as a species that multiplies what we’re able to do,” he said. “With that trick, we’re going to be able to solve all kinds of technical problems. We’ll be able to end hunger, disease, poverty and much more.”

WARF Innovation Day will also feature quick pitch presentations from scientific investigators studying topics like cancer therapies, protein analysis and 3D metal printing applications.