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Tech Foresight 2039
By the year 2039, how might technology and scientific breakthroughs impact the physical, emotional and safety needs of the human experience?
Will we be able to control our circadian rhythms to manage our physiological need for sleep? How might we build trustworthiness into cyber-physical systems?
Renewable energy, future materials, improved health treatments, and resilient food supply chains are just some of the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The ethos of Imperial’s new Chemistry Building, the Molecular Sciences Research Hub (MSRH), highlights how chemistry might be the solution to these challenges.
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The craft of automated decision making
Technical Digest Series: Dr Alex Ribeiro-Castro, Imperial College Business School (Operations Management Group), explores Machine Learning (ML), considering what is driving its increasingly wide usage, the advantages and risks of using ML, and the organisational capabilities required in order to utilise ML.
The rise of the machine
‘Machines’ are increasingly being used in fast and complex decision-making processes. This is being enabled by new science and engineering in machine learning, neural networks, distributed sensors, data analysis and anomaly detection algorithms, and the interaction between the cyber and physical worlds.
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FinSec stream event
Organised in collaboration with the Institute for Security Science and Technology (ISST) and Winton Group Ltd., this Executive Insights breakfast briefing brought together academics, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the challenges in Security of Financial Systems (‘FinSec’).
Tech Foresight 2038
Enter 2038; a world of shifting realities, where things are not always what they seem to be, and where technological breakthroughs could change the very fundamentals of how we engage with and see the world.
Powered by Imperial Business Partners, curated by Imperial Tech Foresight
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The Best of Enterprise Week 2018
Our annual entrepreneurship event brings together the winners of all the start-up competitions from across the College in an IBP only exhibition, the Best of Enterprise week. Guests had the chance to discuss cutting edge technology that developed from the latest outstanding research.
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Systems That Learn
AI collaboration, safety and dynamics: the future will be system-based. The 2018 Systems that Learn Conference, brought together academics, industry leaders and spin-offs to explore how data analytics can improve the way humans organize themselves and how machines can radically improve the way they support humans.
Imperial’s researchers come together across disciplines to address complex real-world challenges. They’re using their expertise to help to solve problems like infectious diseases and air pollution, and to help shape unfolding technologies like machine learning and big data.
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Tech Foresight 2038: Shifting Realities
Enter 2038; a world of shifting realities.
Enter 2038: a world of shifting realities, where things are not always what they seem to be, and where technological breakthroughs could change the very fundamentals of how we engage with and see the world. On 14 June 2018, TF2038 explored the future from a range of technological enablers, exploring what might be beyond the news-hype.
Systems that learn
Explore data analytics with Imperial and MIT
The 2018 Systems that Learn Conference in London, jointly hosted by the MIT Industrial Liaison Program and Imperial Business Partners, Imperial College, brought together academics, industry leaders and MIT and Imperial College spinoffs to explore how data analytics can improve the way humans organize themselves and how machines can radically improve the way they support humans. Powered by BT.
Bringing the future to life
Anab Jain and Professor David Gann in conversation
Anab Jain and her studio Superflux bring the future to life, creating experiences where people can touch, see and feel the potential of the world we’re creating. Do we want a world where intelligent machines patrol our streets, for instance, or where our genetic heritage determines our health care? Superflux inspires and challenges us to look critically at the decisions and choices we make today. After her 20 min keynote presentation, she discusses what implications this may have for the future with Professor David Gann.
Creating value by quantifying uncertainty
Professor Mark Girolami explores how to harness value in complexity
How might we unlock the power of data through the use of computational statistics? Professor Mark Girolami’s talk at Tech Foresight 2038 explored his vision of how data might impact the way see and practice engineering through the use of computational statistics. He has worked across industries to identify and harness value in often complex, uncertain and data-rich areas. During the talk, we can hear his vision of how cities might go from static objects to responsive beta structures.
Controlling Light at the Nano-scale
Dr Riccardo Sapienza explores how to harness and control light at the nano-scale
What if we could harness and control the power of light? What happens when we can sense light at the nano-scale? At Tech Foresight 2038, Dr Riccardo Sapienza delved into the ways we can control light at the nanoscale by using hyper-uniform disorder material. Trapping light can have many benefits and applications spanning a multitude of industries. We will be taken on a journey of how our interaction with light and lasers might be completely different in 20 years from molecular quantum computing to bio-sensing.
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