Technology Trends That Will Enhance Human Performance
Dr. Corinna Lathan
PhD Neuroscience, MIT
Best selling Author
Founder and former CEO of AnthroTronix, Inc.
We've all heard about technology trends such as the Internet of Things, robotics and artificial intelligence, and Virtual Reality. These technologies will impact us profoundly as individuals and as communities, and will connect us by providing the ability to have shared experiences. As we augment human performance, will this result in a Borg collective or in shared and collaborative experiences that bring a collective empathy to society? Dr. Lathan explores the impact of these technologies on us as humans and how we can shape the human-technology interaction to have a positive impact.
A buffet dinner will be catered by Root and Stem.
Menu includes: Chicken Chausseur, Apple Crusted Salmon, Rice Pilaf, Arugula & Artichoke Salad, and more.
This program is run by the MIT Club of Washington DC
Dr. Corinna Lathan is the author of the best-selling bookInventing the Future, Stories from a Techno-Optimist. She is the founder and former CEO of AnthroTronix, Inc., a biomedical engineering research and development company. Dr. Lathan currently serves as an Independent Director of PTC, Inc., an S&P 500 member, and Ekso Bionics, a pioneer in the field of robotic exoskeletons. Dr. Lathan was named a Technology Pioneer and Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and served as Chair of their Global Council for AI and Robotics as well as founding co-Chair the Council on Human Enhancement. Prior to founding AnthroTronix, Dr. Lathan was an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The Catholic University of America and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Lathan received her B.A. in Biopsychology and Mathematics from Swarthmore College, and an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from MIT.