Sparks! Talks

Sparks! Second Edition

The theme for the second edition of the Sparks! Forum was Future Technology for Health. CERN has actively pursued medical applications of its technologies since as far back as the 1970s. The tools of experimental particle physics are ubiquitous in hospitals and biomedical research. However, Sparks! goes beyond what we do here at CERN. Spanning the domains of prevention, diagnosis and treatment, the topics for this edition of Sparks! sparked new questions about the links between medical technologies and fundamental science, globalisation, accessibility, trust, ethics and more.


Sparks! First Edition

Videos - First edition 2021 - Talks on Future Intelligence

The theme of the first edition was Future Intelligence. The subject is particularly relevant to CERN because the flow, analysis and interpretation of vast amounts of information is a core strength of the Organization, in particular when searching for tiny signals in vast data sets, while avoiding bias and being open to novel technologies. As the particle physics challenge intensifies, CERN is set to be at the forefront of bringing together big data and artificial intelligence.


Videos - Launch 2020 - Talks on Future Intelligence