Algorithm 2022

Feb. 10 - 12


3 days of high-level talks and workshops on bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, DeFi, NFT, AI,  big data, and quantum computing. Algorithm 2022 will feature an online component and will be on the weekend of SuperBowl 56.

General info

Algorithms have found their way into practically every aspect of our lives. Wheree’er you look, howe’er you range, proper deployment and utilization of algorithms point to a better and brighter future for humanity.


At the very tail end of the covid-19 pandemic, Algorithm 2022 will be an opportunity to meet again in person for 3 days of engaging and enlightening presentations and workshops.

Special consideration will be given to sessions that highlight innovative technical and commercial developments in bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, NFT, AI, big data, and quantum computing, their ethical and privacy implications, and how they impact and are impacted by public policies.


The plenary sessions of Algorithm 2022 will take place at the University of Texas at Dallas.​

Bitcoin & crypto action!

With NFTs, CBDCs, DeFi and staking, etc. the cryptocurrency ecosystem continues to grow, with major financial and public companies, and even countries, getting in on the crypto action.


So there’s no better time to be in crypto, and there’s no better conference to come and talk and learn about it than at Algorithm 2022.


To top it off, you’ll be able to participate in crypto games, with opportunities to win prizes in bitcoin.


The US military and lethal AI

Does the US military have an obligation to develop weapons systems with AI capabilities? Prof Marks, author of The Case for Killer Robots: Why America’s Military Needs to Continue Development of Lethal AI, will address that question and more during his keynote.

Conscious AI?

Building conscious AI is the next frontier, with a few individuals and startups already active in the space. Some, however, believe that AI cannot be conscious. 


That provides for lively, engaging and enlightening series of talks this fall during Algorithm 2022.

AI as inventor?

After being denied by UKIPO and the USPTO, a generative AI called DABUS has been recognized as an inventor by patent authorities in Australia and South Africa. 


DABUS was written by Dr. Stephen Thaler, who is scheduled to speak during Algorithm 2022.

Featured speakers

Oleksandr Bornyakov

Oleksandr Bornyakov 

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Digital Transformation, Ukraine

    I am Oleksandr Bornyakov, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, Ukraine. I am also the founder of Adtelligent and co-founder of Intersog and WannaBiz Investment Fund.


    I’ll bring you up to date on cryptocurrency regulations and other matters related to digitalization in Ukraine.


    Robert Marks

    Robert J. Marks, PhD

    Director, Walter Bradley Center for Natural & AI

      Robert J. Marks is the Director of the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence; a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Baylor University; and a Fellow of both IEEE and the Optical Society of America. Marks served as editor-in-chief for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks.


      I am the author of The Case for Killer Robots: Why America’s Military Needs to Continue Development of Lethal AI. I also believe that AI can never be sentient, creative or be capable of understanding.

      Igor Jablokov

      Igor Jablokov

      CEO, Pryon

        Impatient with the gap between the invention and commercialization of AI tech, I left IBM and founded Yap in 2006. Five years later, Amazon acquired Yap for its AI tech, which is now found in billions of Alexa, Echo, and Fire TV devices. With my new startup, Pryon, I am working on augmented intelligence, aiming to help machines better understand people.


        During Algorithm 2022, I’ll participate in a Q&A with UTD students, then in a fireside chat to discuss self-aware AI machines and augmented intelligence.

        Stephen Thaler

        Stephen Thaler, PhD

        President/CEO, Imagination Engines, Inc.

          I am the author of more than two dozen patents on generative AI, and I’ve also authored numerous papers based upon my patented neural network paradigms to model cognition, consciousness, and sentience. I not only believe that AI can be creative, but one that I wrote,
          DABUS, has made inventions of its own, without input from me.


          My keynote will give a high-level description of DABUS, the computational approach it uses to generate subjective feelings, and how it harnesses those feelings to generate ideas and interpret its world.

          Anastasia Marchenkova

          Anastasia Marchenkova

          Quantum Researcher, Bleximo

            I was a quantum researcher at Georgia Tech Quantum Optics & Quantum Telecommunications Lab, the University of Maryland Joint Quantum Institute, founder of CourseShark, and an alumni of the Flashpoint start-up incubator. 


            I’m working on superconducting qubit quantum processors at Bleximo. I’ll help you unwind the hype from the research in quantum computing.


            Michael Kanaan

            Captain Michael Kanaan

            Director of Operations, US Air Force

              In a previous assignment, I was the first Chairperson of Artificial Intelligence, HQ U.S. Air Force. Prior to that, I was the Enterprise Lead for Artificial Intelligence, HQ U.S. Air Force ISR & Cyber Effects Operations. I’m now the Director of Operations, U.S. Air Force/MIT Artificial Intelligence.


              My new book, T-Minus AI: Humanity’s Countdown to Artificial Intelligence and the New Pursuit of Global Power, won the 15th Annual National Indie Excellence Book of the Year Award in Technology.

              Prof Ryan Abbott

              Prof Ryan Abbott

              Professor of Law and Health Sciences

                I’m the patent attorney helping Dr Thaler with patent applications for DABUS AI. Though UKIPO and USPTO have rejected the applications, we’ve been successful in Australia and South Africa, and we’re heartened that UKIPO has indicated a change in patent law might be necessary to accommodate inventions by AI, and that WIPO has taken up this issue due to our efforts.


                I’ll bring you the latest info and what we’ll need to do to cause lawmakers to amend patent laws to accommode inventions by AI.


                Omar Syed

                Omar Syed

                Blockchain/DLT Architect, Shardus

                  I’ve helped large organizations such as NASA and Zynga build scalable, fault tolerant, distributed systems for mission critical applications. I did a lot of cool stuff in crypto before Bitcoin hit main street. And in 2019, I organized the development of


                  The distributed ledger technology I’m now working on will have state sharding and linear scaling. 



                  How to curate quality datasets for machine learning is the title of a workshop that will be conducted by a couple of ML engineers from Twitter, Inc. during Algorithm 2022. They are the authors of Sculpting Data for ML.


                  Registration for workshop and for the conference itself is now open. The workshop has a limited number of tickets, so hurry and register if you want to guarantee yourself a spot. To reserve your ticket(s), click on that big red button.

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                  Participating companies


                  Algorithm 2021 will take place at the University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080.

                  Workshops will take place in the TI Auditorium, while all general conference sessions will be in the JSOM Auditorium.

                  2019 event links

                  Algorithm Conference was Big Data & AI Conference in 2019. You may visit the now archived website.

                  Video recordings of most of the presentations are available in this YouTube playlist.

                  Most of the presentations slides from that 2019 event are available at this Speaker Deck account.