It was truly "The Rise of the Machines".
Here are my notes from Defcon 24 for Saturday 2016-8-07.
Not that my opinion counts for much.
But here are some general trends and impressions from BlackHat 2016.
Out with the “old” – in with the “new”: In response to recent trends in password attacks, NIST is considering changing their standards on password management.
Final set of Black Hat 2016 presentation notes.