Global Grand Challenges Summit 2013: Enriching life

13 March 2013

Advances in information and communication technology have changed the ways we work, play and create in ways that were almost inconceivable 20 years ago. Researchers working at the interface between engineering and the creative arts are investigating other technologies which might have an equally radical impact on our lives. This session looks at emerging technologies – from 3d printing, to artificial intelligence, to synthetic biology, to clothing that cleans the air- and asks how they might enhance the art we make, the stories we tell, the ways we interact with each other, and the ways we understand ourselves.

Keywords: National Academy of Engineering, Chinese Academy of Engineering, technology, growth, resilience, Enriching life, 3d printing, FabLab, Fabrication, personalisation, synthetic biology, Catalytic Clothing, Watson, cognitive computing, Professor Neil Gershenfeld, Professor Helen Storey, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Dr Eric Brown, Global Grand Challenges Summit, GGCS2013

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