Two months after Sparks! During the talk event, we are pleased to announce that the videos of the individual presentations are now online on his CERN YouTube channel. We invite the entire community to dive back into future tech-focused events for health. The event covers aspects from his use of CERN technology for imaging, to AlphaFold’s AI-powered DeepMind breakthroughs, to the complexities of ethics in a changing world. of rapidly evolving technology.
Sparks! The talk was held on November 17, 2022 at CERN’s Globe of Science and Innovation. Bruno Giussani (TED) once again hosted live Sparks! The event will not only introduce guests, but also interview some of them. The theme of the first was “Hospitality” and the second was “Keeping people healthy”. The opening sequence of the long-running collaboration was a video production by art collective Ouchhh. Ouchhh used data from the Human Cell Atlas to create stunning visuals on the theme of future tech for health.
Considering hosting the next Sparks! The talk from Science Gateway looks forward to continuing to develop content that speaks to the widest possible audience to maximize his mission to outreach CERN. For now, I’m leaving the CERN YouTube playlist where you can watch all of this year’s videos here.
spark! Part of the CERN & Society program. CERN & Society’s work is only possible thanks to the support of its long-standing relationship with its partners, in particular Rolex and the organization. Sparks in 2022! The event was also supported by the Didier and Martine Prima Foundation.
Let’s take a closer look at the program
The first lecture was given by Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist of WHO. “Digital Tools and Other Efforts to Prevent and Address Future Global Health Problems”a subject of great relevance in these times, capable of drawing the audience into the heart of the subject and its importance to society as a whole. , “Treating untreatable cancers with gene therapy”Magdalena Kowalska goes back to CERN-centric technology. “Future of Detection and Imaging”Charlotte Warakaule, CERN’s Director of International Relations, then answered Bruno Giussani’s questions about CERN’s involvement. “CERN Technology for Health”Olaf Blanke, a professor at nearby EPFL, is interested in neuroscience and “AR/VR technology for brain research”Then, returning the subject to a more global dimension, Els Torreele said: “Rethinking Health Innovation”Finally, Bruno interviewed Andrew Hessel. Andrew Hessel joined via Zoom from California, “Gene network”.
The second session started with another remote interview by Bruno. This time, Jane Metcalf, co-founder of Wired and now head of his NEO.LIFE, answered questions like: “Biological Revolution, Synthetic Biology”Following the session’s theme of ‘Keeping People Healthy’, WearOptimo’s Mark Kendall presented his take. “Wearable sensors for health”Representing the Snyder Institute at Stanford University, Ariel Ganz continued: “Precise Health and Prosperity”, gives us insight into how the data from the sensors can be useful in the future. Back on a global level, EMBL-EBI’s Rolf Apweiler said: “Bioinformatics Revolution”, brings data management to the forefront. From there, Ankur Vora of DeepMind introduced me. “AI and AlphaFold Case for Health”, Reminds repeaters of last year’s Sparks! Theme: Future Intelligence. Muzlifah Haniffa presents successful examples of collaborative methods for future science, “Human Cell Atlas”To conclude this year’s event, author Juan Enriquez reminded us in his talk of the importance of ethics and the changing definitions we continue to face. “Evolving technology changes ethics”.
Given that interdisciplinarity is at the heart of Sparks! SciArt work: The beauty of blood flow analysisteeth By the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine, excerpts from the film. breathe life into bones About artist Amy Karl and her work reclaimed relicIncluding artwork in the talk program not only gives the audience a break from the heavy presentation, but also reminds them that art has its place in the conversation when talking about visions of the future. I believe we can. .