Mountain View Edition: When Will Our Smartphones be Smarter Than Us?

Event Details

A talk and discussion James Tagg, Author of Are The Androids Dreaming Yet, Inventor of the LCD Touchscreen and co-founder of Truphone.

Heroes of Mobile is going on Tour and heading Stateside with James Tagg!

As part of the trip, we’ll be in Mountain View on 3 May to talk about Artificial Intelligence and discuss when our smartphones will be smarter than us. Hear James Tagg explain his vision of mobile AI (Artificial Intelligence) and what we can expect from our mobile devices in five year’s time or even fifty. Expect a romp through the short-term practical things we will see our mobiles do, through to some future-gazing speculation from one of the most inventive minds in the mobile business. There will be a chance to ask questions and time for networking.

This event is free to attend. Venue is Xanh restaurant. We have the back room and will be enjoying their fantastic All You Can Eat brunch! Places are limited.

Timing is 11.30 to 13.30. Please RSVP below.

About ‘Are The Androids Dreaming Yet’

Alan Turing invented the computer, helped win World War II and left us with one of the greatest puzzles of our time – the imitation game. Can computers do everything a human mind can do? The book charts a journey through the science of information, from the origins of language and logic to the frontiers of modern physics. From Lewis Carroll’s logic puzzles, through Alan Turing and his work on Enigma, to John Bell’s inequality and finally, the Conway-Kochen ‘Free Will’ Theorem. How do the laws of physics give us our creativity, our rich experience of communication and, especially, our free will?


The book is available on Amazon and iTunes now.


Photo of James TaggAbout James Tagg

James Tagg is an inventor and entrepreneur. A pioneer of touchscreen technology, he has founded several companies, including Truphone, the world’s first global mobile network. He holds numerous patents, filed in over a hundred countries. He studied Physics and Computer Science at Manchester University, Design at Lancaster University and Engineering at Cambridge University. He lives with his family on a farm in Kent, England. 

This event is supported by Truphone and brought to you by Heroes of Mobile and The Tuttle Club, London.

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