A Technology-informed Future

We live in an increasingly technology-dependent time, which offers opportunities to develop new tools, materials, treatments, and knowledge. It also raises critical questions about the ethical and practical implications of how these technologies affect societies – today and for the future.

From leveraging the potential of big data and the digital humanities, to developing new innovations and understanding the implications of artificial intelligence; and to developing new technologies for exploring the Earth, Moon, Mars, and beyond, our community develops novel technologies and interrogates their presence in society.

Western’s contributions to foster a technology-informed future include:

  • Creating novel materials, biomaterials, and smart materials
  • Developing new technologies for exploring Earth, Moon, Mars, and beyond
  • Producing innovative smart systems, robotics, and wearable devices
  • Ensuring a socially responsible use of technology
  • Interpreting data and its role in democracy and society