CMU faculty share visions of robots and big data at world economic forum

Several faculty members, students, and staff from Carnegie Mellon University attended the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dailan, China last week. The WEF is a Swiss nonprofit foundation that, according to their website, “engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to improve the state of the world.” The WEF holds two conferences each year, the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dailan, and the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January. According to the WEF’s mission statement, both conferences attract decision-makers, experts and innovators to “define challenges, solutions and actions, always in the spirit of global citizenship.” Carnegie Mellon University is one out of 25 universities in the world to attend this event, and one out of…


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