What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Maurice Conti explores a new partnership between technology, nature and humanity – the future of human augmentation.

Maurice is a designer, futurist and innovator. He is the Director of Strategic Innovation at Autodesk and has worked with startups, government agencies, renowned artists and corporations to explore what the future might hold for them, and design solutions to get them there.

As leader of Autodesk’s Applied Research Lab, he focuses on advanced robotics, applied machine learning and sea level rise. He has circled the globe and was honored for his bravery by the US, New Zealand and the United Nations for saving the lives of three  shipwrecked sailors.

Maurice lives in Muir Beach, CA, where he serves as a volunteer firefighter.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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