International decision-makers from the fields of science, politics, and business will gather at the Falling Walls Science Summit on November 8th to explore the future of science and society. This livestream event will host discussions and debates on various topics, including the implications of AI for science, precision prevention in health, the solar energy transition, and international scientific collaboration.
One of the panel discussions titled Implications of AI for Science: Friend or Foe? will delve into the use of AI systems in the scientific environment. Experts such as Johan Rockström from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Lars Peter Riishøjgaard from the World Meteorological Organization, and Massamba Thioye from UNFCCC will examine how AI can contribute to climate policy and support political action through Open Science.
The Precision Prevention in Health: The Power of Genomics discussion, organized by Helmholtz Munich, will focus on the role of genomics and modern technological developments in overcoming healthcare challenges.
Another debate will center around the solar energy transition, featuring experts including Rutger Schlatmann from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Walburga Hemetsberger from SolarPower Europe, and Seth Marder from the University of Colorado Boulder. They will discuss how the PV industry can effectively manage the risks of technological advances and ensure future competitiveness.
The Falling Walls Science Summit will also cover topics like international scientific collaboration, quantum technologies, population aging, breakthrough cell research, the potential of AI for education, ocean-centered climate change solutions, advances in planetary boundary science, and the role of Turkey on the global stage.
The Circle program, accompanying the event, will consist of symposia dedicated to breakthroughs in life sciences, social sciences and humanities, and physical sciences, as well as a sciencepreneurship symposium.
The Falling Walls Science Summit is a renowned international forum that seeks to foster scientific breakthroughs and meaningful dialogue between science leaders and society. It takes place annually from November 7th to November 9th in Berlin, symbolically commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. With formats like Falling Walls Pitches, Falling Walls Circle, and Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year, the summit serves as a platform for academia, business, politics, media, and civil society to discuss the potential of scientific advancements in solving global challenges and shaping a sustainable future. The event is organized by the non-profit Falling Walls Foundation.
The Falling Walls Foundation, inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall, aims to promote breakthrough thinking and build a network of leaders from academia, business, and the public sector to tackle grand challenges and bring innovative ideas to society.