A digital twin is the virtual version of something that happens or exists in physical space – whether a process, person, or object. The digital twin operates in the same way as their physical relative, and in real time, coded as a virtual model to carry out the same tasks or think in the same way. The concept of the digital twin has now moved out of industry and into everyday life with the rise of the Metaverse, as we start to see digital twins of ourselves likely to live, work, and play within it.
Can machines learn to walk and act in the real world in a similar way to how children do it? Starting from scratch, watching, copying, trying, failing, retrying? Learning to move is not as easy as learning to think – but the robots are getting closer.
Pneumonia is, in most cases, a curable or preventable disease. But it remains the leading infectious cause of death globally among children under the age of five, disproportionately affecting the most deprived and marginalized. An effective and affordable vaccine is the best way to tackle this global challenge.
Race is on to find solutions to slow down global warming! TO SLOW DOWN GLOBAL WARMING WE NEED TO REMOVE CARBON FROM THE AIR Numerous methods have been identified, both natural and technological, for extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Experts are urgently investigating their viability, relative costs and potential trade-offs, synergies and downsides.
WELCOME REMARKS FROM THE CEO OF FII INSTITUTE If the planet has huge problems – its temperature has warmed up to ice-cap-melting levels and its accelerating loss of animal and plant species has been described as a sixth mass extinction – it also potentially has significant resources to devote to these problems. To stave off […]
WHAT IS HUMANITY? Humanity bears two distinct yet complementary meanings: the adjectives “human” and “humane” reveal the complexity of a notion that is both scientific and spiritThe Future Investment Initiative has come a long way in its first years, and this 5th anniversary showed, that it will continue on its dynamic and impactful journey, The success of FII to date is testament to the eagerness of the private and public sectors to play an active role in addressing the issues we face as a global commu-nity. By leveraging the enormous economic opportunities that will lie ahead in the post-Covid era, we will also catalyze the changes needed to achieve an equitable, prosperous future for all. HE Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of the FII Institute Board of Trustees.
With the beginning of economic recovery in sight, attention is turning to the kind of future we want to live in. we have an unprecedented opportunity to build a sustainable world characterized by just and inclusive growth.