Exponentially advancing technologies such as robotics, nanotechnology, sensors, 3D-printing and artificial intelligence are reshaping the future of society and business.
How are robotics going to impact transportation and assisted living in the home? What effect will sensors and big data created from the internet of things have in our future cities? How will nanotechnology and smart materials impact manufacturing? Will 3D printing create a new industrial revolution? How will augmented reality disrupt education?
The annual RE.WORK Technology Summit taking place in London on September 18-19 will bring together 300 technologists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry leaders to answer these questions and more while they explore emerging technologies that are shaping the future of business & society.
The agenda at this year’s summit includes:
- Sonny Vu, the Founder of Misfit Wearables, sharing his insights on creating wearable computing products and personalized healthcare;
- Ben Medlock, the Co-Founder and CTO of SwiftKey, discussing the impact of artificial intelligence on future business and society and the key questions we should be exploring for the smart AI revolution;
- Aubrey de Grey the Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation, a pioneer researcher in the aging process and regenerative medicine;
- Sabine Hauert, Lecturer in Swarm Robotics at the University of Bristol, a leading researcher in swarm nanobots used for biomedical applications, created using machine learning and crowdsourcing;
- Chris Brauer, CAST Co-Director of Goldsmiths, University of London, will be presenting his latest findings in the impact of wearables on the workplace;
- Bertolt Mayer, Professor for Organizational & Economic Psychology at Chemnitz University of Technology is a pioneer in bioengineering and will be discussing advancements in the future of bionics.
We took a minute to ask Sabine Hauert, Lecturer in Robotics at Bristol University about the impact of her research on society:
“Flocks of birds, social insects, crowds, and cellular systems can exhibit seemingly complex behaviors including collective motion, optimization, decision making, and structure building. These swarm systems don’t need a leader, can scale up to large numbers, are robust to failure, and rely on simple individuals with limited capabilities. Similar concepts could help engineer artificial swarms for real world applications. This is especially relevant in the biomedical field where increasingly capable agents, including DNA machines, synthetic bacteria, nanoparticles, and magnetic materials are expected to work in very large numbers to deliver enough drugs to a tumor, or light it up for imaging applications. Even for the simplest nanoparticles, it’s often difficult to predict what 10^13 will do in a complex tumor environment. Engineering swarm systems in the biomedical field could lead to more effective treatments and diagnostics”.
Paul Croft, Director at 3D-printing company Ultimaker said:
“Everyday there is a news article about how 3d printing is changing peoples lives for the better! Whether its medical applications, engineering, education or even entertainment this game changing tech has begun to positively disrupt business and society. The exciting part is that the full extent of the benefits are yet to be realised!”
Meet global pioneers of rapidly advancing technology disrupting the future.
General Assembly members can also receive 20% off tickets using the code: GA20.