If you're in the neighborhood on May 13th (that's this Saturday!), check out the Singularity Summit at Stanford. What's the singularity? "In futures studies, the singularity represents an "event horizon" in the predictability of human technological development past which present models of the future cease to give reliable or accurate answers, following the creation of strong AI or the enhancement of human intelligence. Many futurists predict that after the singularity, humans as they exist presently won't be the driving force in scientific and technological progress, eclipsed cognitively by posthumans, AI, or both, with all models of change based on past trends in human behavior becoming obsolete," say they.
I'd go if I could. Click image below to read about the speakers.