'CNN Future Summit' global initiative launches 15 June

MUMBAI: Starting 15 June, CNN will showcase CNN Future Summit: Of Man and Machine. The international news channel unveiled this interactive two-year programming initiative, CNN Future Summit is designed to stimulate debate on technological advances that will shape tomorrow's world.

In a global initiative, CNN has compiled a think tank of the world's leading futurologists, which, combined with an extensive multi-media open forum on, will explore the potential impact of scientific innovation.

In an official statement issued today, the first of four one-hour roundtable discussions, hosted by Michael Holmes from Singapore. For this, the panelist lined-up includes Alan Colman, CEO and chief scientific officer of ESI in Singapore (widely known for his work on cloning Dolly the Sheep in 1997), Joanne Pranksy billed as the world’s first robotic psychiatrist, University of Lausanne cultural and social anthropologist Daniela Cerqui, University of California synthetic biology department founding director Jay Keasling and Humanoid Robot Research Center, Korea's Humanoid Robot Research Center Jun-Ho-Oh.

CNN International senior VP Rena Golden says, “The world class caliber of our panelists for this first discussion is testament to the esteem in which CNN Future Summit is already held by both the scientific community and the general public. We are delighted that such an illustrious group has been chosen by the nominating committee to lead our global discussion and help form a vision of our future.”

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