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First round of SXSW 2024 speakers announced

The first SXSW 2024 schedule drop focuses in on artificial intelligence, including panels with Grimes, Rosario Dawson, Alex Cooper, Peter Deng, and Tim Ferris.

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SXSW 2024 is still more than six months away, but the first Featured Speakers drop for the festival’s 38th edition will give you something to look forward to.

A graphic of the programming track schedule.

This year’s festival schedule has a big focus on artificial intelligence.

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The March festival will focus on 24 programming tracks — notably Artificial Intelligence, 2050, Climate Change, the Tech Industry, and the Creator Economy — and how they pertain to the way humans create and communicate.

From world-renowned experts to A-list recording artists, let’s take a peek into the programming.

  • AI and Humanity’s Co-evolution | With Head of ChatGPT Peter Deng
  • AI and the Independent Artist | With recording artist Grimes
  • 2024 Emerging Tech Trend Report | Future Today Institute CEO Amy Webb
  • A Conversation with podcaster Alex Cooper and ACE Entertainment CEO Matt Kaplan
  • Dichotomies: Visions of Technology’s Role in Divergent Futures | Deloitte Consulting Chief Futurist Mike Bechtel
  • Women Who Embody Revolution Through Storytelling | With actor and activist Rosario Dawson
  • Masterclass: Storytelling for Social Impact | With Boston University Center for Antiracist Research Director Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Read the full announcement here.