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Suzanne Deffree, Group Event Director, DesignCon | Apr 04, 2022
Technology is used in more ways than we can imagine. While many consumers think of everyday products such as their cell phones and the Wi-Fi router, advanced technology is the nucleus of modern-day life, from the electronics that drive a Tesla, to space exploration, to profound disease discovery and advancing patient care. Technology is evolving and changing society for the better.
The latest tech innovations paved the way for the medical field to advance the healthcare industry and combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of AI and ML is propelling this movement, with the market for surgical robots set to reach $13 billion by 2025. With the advancement of healthcare delivery alongside self-driving cars and space tech, everyday life is becoming more autonomous than ever.
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It is hard to imagine a world without all the technological advancements that have taken place over the last 50 years, but what comes next? Spearheading this conversation is Dr. Jose Morey, prominent keynote speaker at DesignCon, the nation's largest event for chip, board, and systems design engineers happening April 5-7, 2022, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Morey about what attendees can look forward to learning during his upcoming keynote presentation entitled "Space Tech: Present and Future," which will take place on April 7 from 10:00 -11:00 a.m.
Suzanne Deffree: You have quite a diverse and impressive background. Could you tell us about your experience as a consultant for NASA, Forbes, MIT, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy?
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Dr. Jose Morey: It's always been interesting to work with organizations at the cutting-edge of emergent technology, such as NASA and Forbes. It's remarkable to meet new companies and industries doing the same thing and pushing the envelope. It was an honor to work specifically for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy around the COVID-19 project, an initiative set up by the OSTP to utilize artificial intelligence to combat the pandemic by expediting therapeutic and diagnostic discovery using machine learning and natural language processing. The incredible thing about that project is that there was a documentary filmed by relativity studios called “On the Merit: Pandemic,” which also went on to be utilized by the New England Journal of Medicine and now is being implemented with drug discovery and other disease discoveries.
Suzanne Deffree: You have been referred to as the "World's First Intergalactic Doctor." What currently excites you about the future of space tech?
Dr. Jose Morey: The concept that we will soon have a global economy in space. The wealth generation and the opportunities that potentially will be created for the world are simply amazing. It will be the first, truly limitless, economy and industry. There's no limit to how much wealth it could potentially generate, which will hopefully help the inequalities that have been there beforehand. The concept that people will soon be working in space, not just government employees but private employees and private industries, potentially towards the end of our lifetime or maybe well of my lifetime, we'll have people living and playing and procreating in space. And the concept that there will be life on moons and other planets makes modern society an amazing time to be alive and be a human to see this kind of evolution in our species.
Suzanne Deffree: What can attendees look forward to learning about during your keynote presentation at DesignCon?
Dr. Jose Morey: The emerging technology that's being developed, we often think, is almost science fiction but is actually science fact. It's everything from advanced robotics to cryogenics to quantum computing and biomechatronics. The utilization that we're doing with bioengineering and synthetic biology to be able to manipulate our surroundings is impressive. The advancements in material science, additive manufacturing, automation, robotics, and the combination of artificial intelligence, particularly healthcare and autonomous surgical units, are mind-boggling. The innovations that we used to see in Hollywood or read about in books are now actually a part of our everyday applications and things that we couldn't even dream of before. We're actually accomplishing it now or trying to do it in the very near future.
The concepts that we have around advanced propulsion systems, artificial gravity generation, and new types of mobility are helping utilize the warping of spacetime as a means of travel and other potential utilities that we can produce or manipulate. It's just amazing the things that are coming out, and I'm excited for everyone at DesignCon to see all the incredible applications that are out there.
Suzanne Deffree: The DesignCon community is eager to re-connect in person this April; What are you looking forward to most with regard to the upcoming event?
Dr. Jose Morey: Being able to interact with all the amazing people at DesignCon. It's been a long time since these events have occurred, and DesignCon is a keystone event within the industry. This is an unmissable conference in which I'm excited to partake with all the people there. I think one of the unique things about going to these types of conferences where you can meet people at the top of their games and industries from different walks of life, where very unique innovations and partnerships can grow out of these types of conferences that can't happen organically through the virtual world. At least not yet.
You won't want to miss Dr. Jose Morey's keynote address and the chance to mingle with the industry's leading visionaries at this year's DesignCon exhibition and conference. Register here today to join your peers for three days of technical and forward-looking education created for engineers by engineers, networking, deal-making, and new technology discovery.
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