Walter Myers III, Principal Engineering Manager at Microsoft, discusses the panel he participated in at the COSM Technology Summit 2022. The panel explored differing perspectives on the future of electric vehicles, their benefits as well as the challenges of their widespread adoption (including manufacturing issues and power supply limitations), and some of the practical issues associated with owning and operating an electric vehicle.
Starting with the premise that any substance can be poisonous depending on the dose, Josh Gilder, founding partner of Reach Global Strategies argues that government policies related to synthetic pesticides, GMOs, and organic farming is reducing years of massive gains in agricultural production and is leading to declining crop yields and malnutrition.
Marian Tupy, co-author of Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet, describes how human creativity and innovation have led to an era of “superabundance,” in which individual buying power and material prosperity is growing at a higher rate than the global population.
A distinguished panel of artificial intelligence (AI) experts, include Blake Lemoine and Robert J. Marks, debates the meaning of artificial intelligence, what the future holds for its application (both positive and negative), and how far AI can be taken in terms of mimicking and even exceeding human capabilities.
Blake Lemoine, artificial intelligence (AI) researcher, discusses the capabilities of LaMDA, short for Language Model for Dialogue Applications, a sophisticated breakthrough technology at Google whose capabilities some suggest indicate sentience.
Matt McIlwain, Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group, moderates a panel on exciting innovations in biotech that are offering new ways to both eliminate diseases and extend life. Panelists include Dr. Steve Meyer, Director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, and Dr. Jim Tour, Professor of Chemistry at Rice University.
We are on the cusp of a Roaring 2020s. Mark Mills proposes that the convergence of revolutions in three technology spheres is unleashing the next great economic boom: the means for accessing and propagating information, the machines that represent the means of production, and the materials domain from which we fabricate everything that exists.
Richard Vigilante and George Gilder moderate a panel exploring the future of mobile networks. Panelists include Gilad Garon, co-founder and CEO Of ASOCS, and Stephen Cohen, Chief Architect of Worldwide Enterprise Services at Microsoft.
Robert Marks II, Director and Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute’s Walter Bradley Center for Natural & Artificial Intelligence, shares his perspective on COSM 2022’s panel on artificial intelligence (AI)—especially the differences between human and machine intelligence, and the degree to which computers can mimic human capabilities and even attain consciousness and sentience.
Sam Yilmaz, COO of Bloccelerate, moderates a panel featuring Wyatt Robinson, Gregory Meredith, William Dembski, and John DeVadoss, which explores the utility of blockchain technology in diverse applications– from cryptocurrency to legal contracts, non-fungible tokens, and communications.