In “The Future of Everything,” host and Stanford bioengineering professor Russ Altman explores how technology, science and medicine are shaping our lives. From stretchable electronics to ecological surveillance, foldable microscopes and video editing with artificial intelligence, Altman asks his guests to discuss their role in creating the future — of everything.
Read more on the Stanford Engineering website: https://engineering.stanford.edu/magazine/future-everything
Riitta Katila: How diversity drives innovation
An expert in entrepreneurship argues that greater diversity is the key to corporate creativity.
David Miller: How light could transform computing
An expert in photonics explains the remarkable potential of using light instead of electricity in computation.
Jin Hyung Lee: How can we systematically cure brain diseases?
Lee uses artificial intelligence to determine what healthy and diseased brain circuits look like in order to better diagnose Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other brain disorders.
Mark Schnitzer: How to better understand the brain
Midway through the 12-year, $5 billion nationwide “Brain Initiative,” a brain scientist explains how technology is producing profound insights into how the brain works—or doesn’t.
Mutale Nkonde: How to get more truth from social media
A sociologist and former journalist warns that the artificial intelligence behind much of today’s social media is inherently biased, but it’s not too late to do something about it.
Karen Liu: How robots perceive the physical world
A specialist in computer animation expounds upon her rapidly evolving specialty, known as physics-based simulation, and how it is helping robots become more physically aware of the world around them.