From the moment we are born, we are so immersed in a world of sound that it is part of our very existence. We take it for granted and don’t think of it as a “field of technology.” Sure, there’s ultrasound diagnostics and sonars, but really, what else? [Read More]
AI, Robots, and the Future of Work
Human Value in a Digital World
New technologies have always impacted our lives - for the better it seems (think of the printing press, cars, TV, computers, cell phones) but few of today’s emerging technologies have the potential to alter the way we work, or work at, all as much as intelligent robots. [Read More]
How Close Are We Today?
AI is the ever-present buzzword. Tonight, we will take you on a tour-de-force around this subject. Are machines actually intelligent - or will they be? How close or far are we to accomplish that? And much more. This will be an eye-opening presentation with lots of room for discussion. [Read More]
This presentation is an extension of a previous program where new technology (or old technology in new applications) were discussed. Tonight, we will get a look into some of the projects and ideas that are being worked at Stanford. Our lives are so dependent on energy in various forms that any progress will have an impact on how we live, work, and play. [Read More]
What Makes Some Technologies Disruptive?
Disruption is a buzz word often used in articles and media reports to characterize the accelerating developments in new technologies. But what are they exactly? Are all new technologies disruptive if they develop fast? If not, why are some of them disruptive and others not? How do they progress? Can we even predict them? Are there examples we can learn from? And most puzzling: Why are excellent companies most vulnerable to disruptions? [Read More]
The Floor is Yours
Tonight, we go back to the Slam concept, where everyone in attendance gets a chance to make 5-7 minute short introductions/presentations on something in the technology field they have come across, are curious about, don’t quite get, a book they have read or a video they have seen–anything they think might interest the Forum. It is always a lot of fun, and the most unusual things tend to come up. Not to be missed. [Read More]