Obama coming to Pittsburgh for tech conference in October

The conference on October 13 will honor scientists, computer technicians and others

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference following the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

PITTSBURGH (AP) – President Barack Obama is co-hosting a conference highlighting technical innovations in October along with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

The White House Frontiers Conference on Oct. 13 will focus on five “frontiers” of innovation:

-Personal frontiers in health care and medical technology;

-Local frontiers, involving the use of “smart” technologies in communities;

-National frontiers, focusing on artificial intelligence, robotics and other developments that benefit all Americans;

-Global frontiers, which include technologies for clean energy and to track climate information;

-Interplanetary frontiers, including future space exploration and plans to explore Mars.

The conference will honor scientists, computer technicians and others at the forefront of such developments.

Pittsburgh was chosen because of various technical innovations, including driverless cars developed by Google and Uber, being tested in the city.

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