In his inauguration
speech, Prof Subra Suresh announced three new initiatives: the
establishment of a new institute to tackle the challenges that technological
change will bring to society; a new global digital arts prize, and a new
fellowship to attract outstanding early-career scientists.
The hyperloop route will link central Pune, Navi Mumbai International Airport, and Mumbai in 25 minutes, connecting 26 million people and creating a thriving, competitive megaregion.
While talking about disruption, Mr Poon
emphasised that disruption does not
hit us overnight and blind side us. Many of today’s technologies that are
deemed disruptive have been around for some time, at least a few years. For
example, artificial intelligence (AI) is in its third or fourth wave. The
building blocks that underpin big data have also been around for a few years.
The world will get its first glimpse of Hyperloop in Dubai at the UAE Innovation Month. The Hyperloop One system can bring passengers from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes.
As Victoria passes new legislation this week allowing trials
of automated vehicles across the state, we take a look at developments in the
different states and the federal level in Australia.