A Willy Wonka elevator comes to life
Web Summit 2018: The era of elevators just going up and down is over. By taking away ropes and creating a whole new transport system, now elevators can move in every direction imaginable, changing urban mobility for all of us. Think of the Wonkavator from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, only in real life, and you have MULTI. Thyssenkrupp Elevator's CEO Andreas Schierenbeck gives the wider context about why such a futuristic innovation is crucial for our cities.
Airbus' airborne journey ahead
Web Summit 2018: Autonomous flight is no longer a sci-fi pipe dream. While we'll most likely first discover autonomous flight in the form of parcel delivery, Grazia Vittadini the newly-appointed Chief Technology Officer of Airbus sits down with Axel Bugge to give us a high-level look at how autonomy is set to impact drones, the future of helicopters, all the way up to commercial and freighter planes.
Is AI more hype than reality?
Web Summit 2018: Artificial intelligence is being hailed and feared, sometimes in equal measure, as the ultimate gamechanger. Onlookers wonder whether AI will deprive us of jobs, change how we run businesses or, on the flipside, fundamentally improve our quality of life. But is the reality that AI has actually been overhyped and is now severely under-delivering? We sit down with Greg Brockman, Nagraj Kashyap, Emily Orton and Jeremy Kahn as they talk AI.
Rethinking technology at large enterprises
Web Summit 2018: Modernising corporate IT means correcting the sins of the past to invigorate and innovate in the future. Procter & Gamble's CTO Alan Boheme draws on his wealth of experience to explore how large enterprises can transform their businesses in the digital age.
When man and machine get creative together
Web Summit 2018: It's become a common refrain to assume that robots will steal jobs outright and conquer the workforce, displacing human workers entirely. But in so many industries and settings, there's an in-between where man and machine are collaborating, interacting and sharing the stage. We join Nancy Bennett, Dor Skuler and Steve Ranger to talk about using machines to benefit our creative outputs.
Digital peace in the age of cyber threats
Web Summit 2018: The world needs to apply the lessons learned from the conflicts of the 20th century to address the cyber attacks we face today. Microsoft's Brad Smith discusses the human cost of nation-state sponsored cyber attacks, the steps Microsoft and industry partners are taking to address growing threats, and the need for urgent collective action by the world's governments, the tech sector and the citizens of the world.
Riding a Quantum Computing Wave
Web Summit 2018: The Volkswagen Group and D-Wave Systems are using the power of quantum computing to simulate electric vehicle battery development and optimize traffic routes in cities. Martin Hofmann and Bo Ewald sit down to discuss how they plan to use quantum computing to tackle problems across the transportation industry and beyond.