Hosted by: MIT Enterprise Forum

Which of today’s emerging technologies have a chance of solving a big problem and opening up new opportunities?

David Rotman, Editor, MIT Technology Review Magazine, walks us through their picks for the ’10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2018′ which includes dueling neural networks, artificial embryos and AI in the cloud.

  • 3-D Metal Printing
    Breakthrough > Now printers can make metal objects quickly and cheaply
  • Artificial Embryos
    Breakthrough > Without using eggs or sperm cells, researchers have made embryo-like structures from stem cells alone, providing a whole new route to creating life
  • Sensing City
    Breakthrough > A Toronto neighborhood aims to be the first place to successfully integrate cutting-edge urban design with state-of-the-art digital technology
  • AI for Everybody
    Breakthrough > Cloud-based AI is making the technology cheaper and easier to use
  • Dueling Neural Networks
    Breakthrough > Two AI systems can spar with each other to create ultra-realistic original images or sounds, something machines have never been able to do before
  • Babel-Fish Earbuds
    Breakthrough > Near-real-time translation now works for a large number of languages and is easy to use
  • Zero-Carbon Natural Gas
    Breakthrough > A power plant efficiently and cheaply captures carbon released by burning natural gas, avoiding greenhouse-gas emissions
  • Perfect Online Privacy
    Breakthrough > Computer scientists are perfecting a cryptographic tool for proving something without revealing the information underlying the proof
  • Genetic Fortune Telling
    Breakthrough > Scientists can now use your genome to predict your chances of getting heart disease or breast cancer, and even your IQ
  • Materials’ Quantum Leap
    Breakthrough > IBM has simulated the electronic structure of a small molecule, using a seven-qubit quantum computer


Wednesday, May 16, 2018
5:30–8:00 pm

Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
400 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

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