CMU is stimulating ideas at the World Economic Forum and shaping global, regional and industry agendas.
CMU is one of only 25 universities in the world, 12 in the U.S., that have been invited to join the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF). Business members of the Forum include the top 1,000 companies from around the world that drive the economy forward and collaborate on shaping global, regional and industry agendas.
Davos 2015 - Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
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.
The Promise and Peril of Exponential Technologies
Associate Vice-Provost for Technology Strategy and Impact; Co-Coordinator, The Simon Initiative (Introduction)
William (Red) Whittaker
Fredkin University Research Professor; Director, CMU Field Robotics Center; Chairman and Chief Science Officer, Astrobotic
President of Carnegie Mellon University
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.
Inês Azevedo, Associate Professor, Engineering and Public Policy; Co-Director, Center for Climate and Energy Decision–Making (2014)
Jessica Hammer, Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute and Entertainment Technology Center (2014)
Chris Harrison, Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction (2014)
Erica Fuchs, Associate Professor, Engineering and Public Policy (2012)
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.