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Humans, AI, and The Future of Transportation

AI is changing everything we know about how we interact with technology, especially within the world of transportation. Join industry experts from Virgin Hyperloop One, Google's Waymo, and Particle Design as we discuss this exciting topic!

With AI becoming more perceptive, understanding, and autonomous every day, we’re met with huge questions in the changing role of transportation in the design space. What does it mean for a person to share control with their vehicles? How can artificial intelligence radically change mass transit? What will the passenger experience look like in 50 years?

This event will allow listeners to see real people react to autonomous technology, and consider new futures in the changing passenger experience.

Food and drinks will be served.


Sara Luchian is a writer, strategist and Director of Product Management at Virgin Hyperloop One. Her mission is to bring a holistic view of customer needs, business drivers and government relations to help VHO create the future of transportation. Innovating the future is not easy. It takes a balance of both practical implementation and wide eyed possibilities thinking. In her role at Virgin Hyperloop One, Sara is charting the path toward ushering in the biggest transformation in transit since the invention of the airplane.


Ryan Powell is an accomplished UX leader and Head of UX Design and Research at Waymo, Google’s self-driving car venture. His work has broken ground in novel technologies and won numerous design awards. In his role at Waymo, he is bringing technology and design together to usher in the future of autonomous driving. Ryan has a particular passion for human-centered design and works from the fundamental belief that technology can improve people’s everyday lives.


Crystal Rutland is CEO and Founder of Particle Design. She has enjoyed a 15+ year career in technology at the forefront of digital products and services, starting with early web work as an instructional designer, moving to become a UX Strategist at Intel, and then going to start her own digital product design agency. Her focus is on empathy as a powerful design tool, backed by deep insight into UX research and technology.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Particle Design

Particle is a digital product design agency that has worked with transportation leaders like Jaguar Land Rover, Intel and Virgin Hyperloop One.