Arizona Science Lecture Series 2020 – 'Our World is Changing Faster Than We Are'
About the series:
Our world continues to change, with some aspects of our lives changing more rapidly than others. This latest installment in the College of Science Lecture Series will explore the catalysts – both positive and negative – influencing the pace of change in four areas of science. Advances in our understanding of climate, space, artificial intelligence and genetic engineering will have profound implications for how we will live in the next 20 years and beyond.
Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars Advanced Research Institute Fellow, Mars Inc.
Senior Fellow, Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis
Distinguished Fellow, The World Agroforestry Centre
Rockefeller Foundation Advisor
About the lecture:
Society faces enormous challenges to feed the future population, heal us from known and unknown diseases and find those solutions quickly. The question becomes, "What scientific tools do we have that enable resilient solutions to those problems?" The world of science is international; today, we need collaborations yielding discovery, translation and scale to those issues. Unconventional ideas/unconventional solutions are mandated more than ever before. As we study the complexity of biological systems, strategy not tactics and determined innovation gives hope for the future.