Amid many concerns heading into 2020, the event that no one expected was the outbreak of COVID-19—a coronavirus that first emerged in the populous city of Wuhan, China, and which is now proving to be both more infectious and virulent than the common flu. As China attempts to restart its economy after an unprecedented lockdown, the virus continues to spread globally, and data on the sizeable economic fallout starts to trickle in, coronavirus is Top of Mind.
In this episode, we dig into what may be the most important issue of our time: climate change. On the heels of a climate-focused World Economic Forum in Davos, the unveiling of Europe’s new Green Deal, and increased attention on climate change by the world’s largest asset managers and banks, climate change is undoubtedly Top of Mind.
Extreme ultraviolet lithography is poised to help power the next generation of technologies and impact the $50bn global semiconductor equipment market. Goldman Sachs Research explains how this technology will allow the production of more powerful chips at lower cost. Watch Video
Climate change is a global issue, but cities—with their high population densities and robust economic activity—are likely to find themselves on the frontlines of adaptation. Goldman Sachs’ Global Markets Institute explains how making urban centers resilient to this growing challenge could drive the largest infrastructure buildout in history. Watch Video
The “fourth wave in cancer treatment” could be emerging from an approach called chromatin biology. Paul Choi of Goldman Sachs Research explains the science behind chromatin-based approaches and their potential to treat 20%-30% of cancers. Watch Video
Tim Urban, co-founder of the blog Wait But Why, spends his days writing about what he calls “this magical world of the future.” He explains everything from space travel to artificial intelligence to the thinking of leaders like Elon Musk. In this discussion, Urban tackles some of the toughest issues he’s written about – from technology to politics. Watch Video
In this discussion, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft and author of the recently published Hit Refresh, discusses his vision for the future of Microsoft and the technologies that will most impact our economy and society in the next several years, including AI. Watch Video
Juan Enriquez, co-founder and managing director of Excel Venture Management, discusses how humans are reshaping the path of evolution and why "there's no better time to be alive than today, except in two generations" in this Talks at GS session at the 2017 Goldman Sachs EMEA CEO Forum in London. Watch Video
At Goldman Sachs' Builders + Innovators Summit, Stanford University neuroscientist David Eagleman discusses why the power of the human brain makes the human species so unique – it has to do with human creativity. Watch Video
Dr. Vivek Murthy, former US Surgeon General, discusses the opioid epidemic’s growth on a global scale, his efforts to curb the crisis by promoting a “culture of prevention” and ways in which emotional well-being can be improved overall. Watch Video