About INTERSECT@CMU

Launched in 2018, INTERSECT@CMU is a cross-campus endeavor designed to convene thought leaders from within and beyond the CMU community to explore the implications of a broad topic in our rapidly changing world.

Past Conferences

2019: Health Care Innovation

This one-day conference, hosted on September 13, 2019, opened with keynote speaker Steve Downs, chief technology and strategy officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation discussing the possibilities of emerging technologies in reengineering a culture of health. The conference also included panel discussions on AI and health care, the intersection of science and the arts in the future of the health industry, and issues around costs, pricing and policy design of wellness.

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2019 Keynote Speaker Steve Downs, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation delivers a keynote address titled "Building Health into Society's OS."

2018: The Future of Business, Technology and Society

Part of the two-day event celebrating the opening of the Tepper Quad, the inaugural INTERSECT@CMU Conference was held on September 14, 2018. Focusing on the intersections between business and technology in society today, the event included a keynote address by vice president of AI at Facebook, Inc., Jerome Pesenti, followed by panel discussions on Smart Homes, Smart Cars and Smart Cities, AI and Society, and Blockchain's radical potential to decentralize trust.

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2018 Keynote Speaker Jerome Pesenti, VP of AI at Facebook, delivers a keynote address titled "AI Today and Tomorrow."