Two thousand and eighteentencentWhat exactly does the WE conference say?
It is understood that 2018 Tencent WE conference theme is "the gate of Janus". Janus, an ancient Roman mythologist, has two faces, one looking to the past and the other looking to the future, and is usually considered to be the gateway to time. This year's WE conference, like the Gate of Janus, looks to the future better in the process of constantly understanding the past.
At this year's WE conference, Kipp Thorne, the 2017 Nobel prize-winning physics physicist, was the father of traversing wormholes, and Lisa Randall, a professor of theoretical physics at Harvard University. Mark Mecoxlane, Senior adviser on Science and Exploration of (ESA) of the European Space Agency; Pu Muming, Director of the Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences; and Qin Zhongjun, director of the key Laboratory of synthetic Biology, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Philip Campbell, editor-in-chief of Springer Nature Group, and Joel Dudley, director of the Icahn Institute of Medicine in Mount Sinai, each shared their breakthroughs.
The father of traversable wormhole, theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, as the opening guest, won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to gravitational wave detection. And for the first time, wormhole was designed as a time machine. In the movie interstellar, he worked with a production team to show off the amazing cosmic black hole Kagan Tuya. "looking back, we can see how much change electromagnetic waves have brought us," he said in a speech. "in the next 400 years, we will combine electromagnetic wave observations with gravitational wave observations, and we will have more and greater discoveries."
Theoretical physics authority Lisa Randall shares the latest findings in the field of dark matter and extra dimensions. She said, "there are membrane-like objects in high dimensional space, and there are several aspects of physics that are important, one of which is that we can live in a film world, in a high dimensional world. Everything we know is actually gathered on a membrane. "
Mark Mecoxlane, a participant in projects such as the Hubble Telescope and Rosetta's Comet Exploration Program, said he was working to boost the launch of the world's strongest space telescope, the James Weber Telescope. "the James Webb telescope will help us understand the universe, including the origin of stars, and the many mysteries of the Milky way," he said.
Tan Chongjun of Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, introduced the world's first case of artificial single chromosome eukaryotic cells. This breakthrough is expected to become a powerful tool for finding ways to treat aging and cancer. He encourages people to explore boldly. "What I do every day is to imagine opening a door to the future and calm down the next day to choose the right one."
Digital medical expert Joel Dudley shared the application of artificial intelligence, big data in the medical field. Dudley's team discovered a new cause of Alzheimer's in June, and he looks forward to a breakthrough in the future through the accumulation of data. "my dream is that all clinics, patients can connect, we can share information," he said.
Pu Muming, the leader of the Chinese Brain Program and director of the Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, is making every effort to promote the integration of AI and brain science. "If AI is to be further developed in the future, it will need to be inspired by brain science, including the process of machine learning, how to design new computing models from the concept of brain inspiration, new devices, chips and even robots that resemble the neural structure of the human brain," he said.
In addition, Tencent Chief Exploration official website also introduced Tencent in the "artificial intelligence medical" field, "artificial intelligence agriculture" and other areas of the latest progress and achievements.
From gravitational waves, Weber telescope, chromosome recombination, to Tencent AI in medical agriculture, the Tencent WE conference still runs through the field of basic scientific research. In recent years, Ma Huateng's attention and support for basic science and frontier science are also sparing no effort.
In 2016, the first Folk Science Award in mainland China co-sponsored by scientists and entrepreneurs was established. Ma Huateng and three other entrepreneurs pledged the "Computer and Mathematics Award" with a prize of $1 million for a period of 10 years.
In 2017, Ma Huateng became the founding donor of the US "Science Breakthrough Award". In August this year, Ma Huateng said at the China International Intelligent Industry Expo, "We should not give up and play the dream of"world wave"in the field of science and technology. How can scientists really get the respect they deserve? How to create a safe working environment for scientific research personnel? How to get through the green channel of basic research and technological innovation well? These are the questions I have recently ponder over.