Predicting which technologies will define the human future is notoriously difficult; The Jetsons featured flying cars, but not iPhones. If anyone could make such predictions, though, the experts in artificial intelligence, robotics, biology and inorganic chemistry gathered by Scientific American would be the group to do it. They sifted through over fifty new technologies slated to disrupt people’s lives and the world in the next three to five years and whittled them down to this top ten list. If you’re curious about what these visionaries think the future might hold, check this one out.
In this summary, you will learn
- How artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing computing;
- Why technology is poised to disrupt health care; and
- How innovations can alleviate societal ills.
About the Authors
Authors include Mariette DiChristina, Bernard S. Meyerson, Corinna E. Lathan, Andrew Maynard, Geoffrey Ling, G. Owen Schaefer, Sang Yup Lee, Jeff Carbeck, Elizabeth O’Day, Habiba Alsafar, Cynthia H. Collins, Javier Garcia Martinez, and Alán Aspuru-Guzik.