How about coffee with an inanimate companion

Pioneering surgeon Susan Lim takes the audience on an engrossing journey of imagination, delving into the possibility of inanimates becoming intelligent companions to humans in the near future. Not a science fiction or fantasy she demonstrates, through a series of anecdotes and factual data; reminding us that robots are already commanding jobs where patience and precision are key. Are we ready for this alternative reality?

Recorded at Road to GES 2017, Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad

About the Speaker

Susan Lim

Dr Susan Lim is the current Co-chair of the Global Advisory Council of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). At 35, she broke through the gender glass ceiling in transplantation surgery and became the first in Asia, and the second woman in the world to have performed a successful cadaveric liver transplant. Since then, Susan’s desire to discover that next big thing has kept her actively focused on robotics and stem cell research. She strongly believes that as society increasingly embraces technology, communication and interactions will extend beyond humans to robots and other inanimates.

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