Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work: Robots, AI and Automation

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work: Robots, AI and Automation

85% of Americans believe robots will replace them in their jobs by 2050. Robots may automate manual labor but may also open massive new market opportunities. Are both things true? Ed Doran Principal Program Manager, MSR Labs Management, Microsoft Labs, and Michael Hollinger,  Chief Architect at IBM provide their viewpoints.

Emerging Technologies Playlist

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work: Robots, AI and Automation

85% of Americans believe robots will replace them in their jobs by 2050. Robots may automate manual labor but may also open massive new market opportunities. Are both things true? Ed Doran Principal Program Manager, MSR Labs Management, Microsoft Labs, and Michael Hollinger,  Chief Architect at IBM provide their viewpoints.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact the Future of Healthcare: Benefits and Risks

Healthcare change is rapid, expansive, and yet excruciatingly slow. Artificial Intelligence presents diverse risks and opportunities that will help practitioners achieve better medical outcomes through accurate diagnosis and advanced treatment. The impact of AI on healthcare is huge. But, is the opportunity bigger than the risks?

Empowering AI Leadership: World Economic Forum AI Toolkit For Board of Directors

Only a handful of companies have policies for managing the potential risks posed by artificial intelligence. The World Economic Forum AI Toolkit helps companies and their board of directors protect society and their businesses. Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of AI and Machine Learning at World Economic Forum discusses how to utilize the toolkit in your workplace with Will Griffin, Chief Ethics Officer at Hypergiant. 

Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) Based Sustainable Companies Working to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Is it really possible to bring carbon emissions down to zero? To address climate change, scientists say we need to capture and contain massive amounts of carbon dioxide. It’s a challenge many sustainable companies are already taking on. Stay Gayshan, Managing Director of Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) discusses new innovations within the CIC ecosystem that are working to slow the rise of global temperatures.  

Pecan Street Energy and Water Database Explores Conservation Technologies to Fight Climate Change

Climate change is the world’s single greatest challenge. And securing a clean water supply for a growing population isn’t far behind. Solving both challenges will grow the economy, improve people’s lives, and protect our natural resources and climate. 

Ethics in AI and Customer Experience

An Ethics framework can help companies develop a more trust-based relationship with their consumers and society-at-large. Sangeeta Mudnal, Vice President Crown Castle and Former Group Program Manager Responsible AI, Microsoft weighs in on how to train engineers and computer scientists on ethical reasoning. 

Beyond Smart Cities Lightning Talks with Movability

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and ongoing impact on cities worldwide. It's clear the past strategies need to be updated and augmented. Is our future going to look more like Ready Player One or Minority Report? It’s up to us. As populations grow, technology will help improve the way we live from resource management to food production to transportation. Industry leaders get together to discuss the idea of going beyond smart cities to create a better world. 

R&D Playlist

Hypergiant Eos Autonomous Carbon-Sequestration Algae Bioreactor

Earth doesn’t have an O2 problem. It has a CO2 problem. And at Hypergiant Industries, solving the world’s biggest problems is our mission. The Eos Bioreactor will help solve the CO2 problem by sequestering carbon more rapidly and more efficiently than trees - as each super-boosted algae bioreactor is 400 times more effective at capturing carbon than trees in the same unit area. And by using machine intelligence to constantly monitor and manage air flow, amount and type of light, available CO2, temperature, pH, biodensity, and harvest cycles, we maintain perfect conditions for maximum carbon sequestration.

Project Orion: AR Active Display Helmet

Project Orion is a new Augmented Reality Active Display helmet prototype created to help keep soldiers, police, firefighters, and search and rescue teams safer than ever before. In addition to night-vision, infrared, thermal imaging, and more, Project Orion delivers an intuitive, interactive head-up display (HUD) that provides users with previously unimaginable field-technology assets.

Project Holobook: Holographic Pitch Deck

PowerPoint and Keynote decks are the medium in which the design leaders of the past shared their narratives. But just as cave paintings gave way to Michelangelo and the radio shows of yesteryear paved the way for dazzling, eye-searing 8K video, so too must presentation decks evolve. Enter: Project Holobook, a holographic pitch deck. 

HyperVSR: A Next-Gen Spacesuit Biometric Helmet With Heads Up Display

Hypergiant Industries built an “Iron Man” inspired spacesuit biometric helmet called HyperVSR, which can display details like an astronaut’s vital signs or other information about a mission. The heads-up display (HUD) for astronauts could help them better manage complex space missions. Its purpose is to improve safety by putting more information at astronauts’ fingertips and cutting down on how much they have to maneuver in the spacesuit. 

Project Jena: Autonomous Robot Uses UV Light to Kill Germs

Ultraviolet sterilization is the newest infection prevention trend, and one that appears to be of increasing importance. With the rapid spread of COVID, we wanted to test additional ideas for how to utilize and expand on the current thinking. Project Jena is a prototype of an autonomous omni-directional robot designed to use a UVC light tower to disinfect surfaces in a room of varying size. The robot can navigate along the edges of the room and will act as a safer and more fool-proof solution for disinfecting rooms. It has the ability to clean a room that is 20’ x 20’ in size in under 3 minutes.