Our CEO Hajan Selmani was an expert guest on the 6th and last TEDxSSSalon for this season. The discussion was dedicated to the question "Can technology solve humanity’s biggest challenges?"
TEDx Salon events are shorter than regular TEDx events, organized more often and for a limited number of people. They are based on informal discussions to keeps the TEDx community engaged. The subjects are always different, intended to stir up people's curiosity, and they are chosen according to community's interests or latest technology news.
Technology is exponentially developing. Having in mind how many things have changed in the past few years because of the technology, it's hard to predict what can happen next. In this era of technological opportunities, we can say that everything is possible. But is it? Can technology solve humanity's biggest challenges?
To this and many other questions, Hajan Selmani as one of the expert guests presented his thoughts and tried to boost the discussion with the other guests. Here you can read some of his thoughts.
"We all are living in chaos. To say that technology can solve every problem, first of all everything should be in complete order and to be perfect. With the speed the world is changing, the chaos keeps increasing, not decreasing."
"In this moment, we have sufficient existing technologies to solve most of the current problems in the world, but there are many factors that are making obstructions."
"We need to think positive and to strive how to take advantages from Big Data or Artificial Intelligence for solving particular problems. It’s not necessary to have worldwide impact, we can focus locally, because every community has different issues, waiting to be solved. Big data can speed up the process, but it can not solve our problems just like that, in this moment. We need many smart people that will know how to use the existing big data."
"My standpoint is that technology can’t solve every problem, but it may help into finding smarter ways for solving the major problems. And these major problems today and in 10 years might be very different. We can find out better ways how technology can improve the process of planning and solving the problems and eventually, finding a proper solution."
Until the next event, stay hungry for knowledge and self-improvement!