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Davos 2015 - Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

Integrated Intelligence

People, technology and machines are increasingly interconnected. Smart devices can detect structural deficiencies on bridges before they collapse and cause injury and unaffordable repairs. Humans learn through apps and software that were unimaginable just a few years ago. Robots not only perform dangerous jobs that keep us safe, they are also now capable of interacting autonomously, both with people, and with each other.

This new reality — a state of Integrated Intelligence — is unfolding at a blinding pace, bringing vast, new opportunities for governments, business, healthcare and education to significantly improve human life. But it also introduces implications and questions that must be explored today.

A group of CMU faculty, led by President Subra Suresh, were on the global stage leading discussions on this topic at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 21-24.


CMU IdeasLab

Subra Suresh
Subra Suresh
President of Carnegie Mellon University
(Introduction)

Justine Cassell
Justine Cassell
Associate Vice-Provost for Technology Strategy and Impact; Co-Coordinator, The Simon Initiative

Illah Nourbakhsh
Illah Nourbakhsh
Professor, Robotics Institute; Director of the CREATE Lab

Tony Stentz
Tony Stentz
Research Professor, Robotics Institute; Director, National Robotics Engineering Center

William (Red) Whittaker
Fredkin University Research Professor; Director, CMU Field Robotics Center; Chairman and Chief Science Officer, Astrobotic

Mining and Metals in a Sustainable World

William (Red) Whittaker
Fredkin University Research Professor; Director, CMU Field Robotics Center; Chairman and Chief Science Officer, Astrobotic

The Promise and Peril of Exponential Technologies

Justine Cassell
Associate Vice-Provost for Technology Strategy and Impact; Co-Coordinator, The Simon Initiative (Introduction)

CMU BetaZone


William (Red) Whittaker
Fredkin University Research Professor; Director, CMU Field Robotics Center; Chairman and Chief Science Officer, Astrobotic

Mastering the Machines

Illah Nourbakhsh
Professor, Robotics Institute; Director of the CREATE Lab

Global University Leaders Forum

Subra Suresh
President of Carnegie Mellon University

Davos Insights on Innovation and Industry

Justine Cassell
Associate Vice-Provost for Technology Strategy and Impact; Co-Coordinator, The Simon Initiative (Moderator)

CMU Reception: Integrated Intelligence - The World Ahead


HuffPost Live Interview

video of Justine Cassell

Microchips In Humans Not A Question Of "If," But "When"

Justine Cassell
Associate Vice-Provost for Technology Strategy and Impact; Co-Coordinator, The Simon Initiative

Hub Culture Interview

Online Learning

Justine Cassell
Associate Vice-Provost for Technology Strategy and Impact; Co-Coordinator, The Simon Initiative


Hub Culture Interview

Robots to Empower Humans

Illah Nourbakhsh
Professor, Robotics Institute; Director of the CREATE Lab

Ideas Lab Article

Integrated Intelligence — Bridging Humanity and Technology for the World

Subra Suresh
President of Carnegie Mellon University




Scientific American Podcast

Tech Consequences Voiced By Carnegie Mellon Pres.

Subra Suresh
President of Carnegie Mellon University

Communities

Young Scientists

Each year, 40 scientists under the age of 40 are selected to participate alongside business and political leaders in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China (Summer Davos). These scientists are selected from all regions of the world and from a wide range of disciplines to contribute their scientific perspective and deliver the most up-to-date trends from various fields of science.

Global Agenda Council

Justine Cassell, Associate Vice Provost of Technology Strategy and Impact, and the Co-coordinator of CMU's Simon Initiative, is a member of the Global Agenda Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and the Global Agenda Meta-Council on Future of Health.

Global Agenda Councils are unique, global communities of over 1,500 premier thought leaders who are the foremost experts in their fields of academia, business, government, international organizations and society.