12:00pm - 1:30pm Emerging Technologies for Social Good: Sci-Fi Dream or Near-Term Reality
Thursday Feb 23 - Seminar Room B10
Emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, robotics, internet of things, and 3d printing have made the leap globally from science fiction to reality of today. From self-driving cars to human organ printing, the future is here: The rise of emerging technologies impacts the way we look at solving age-old development challenges on the African continent. This interactive “Design Lab” aims to imagine Africa’s future by first hearing about pioneers who are contributing to shifting problem solving in sectors such as agriculture, healthcare or financial inclusion. Using design thinking, we will then explore how emerging technologies can be used for social good on the continent and help us reach the 2030 Sustainable Development goals.