NASA expert talks innovation

King’s Academy hosted a webinar on April 9 titled “A Future with Innovation” with guest speaker Dr. Omar Hatamleh, the head of technology integration at NASA. Around 110 students, faculty and parents attended the webinar, which shone light on how the exponential increase in the use of technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has social and economic impacts on people, organizations and jobs.

“We are living in an age of unprecedented disruption in technology and innovation, and people are worried about the impact that this will have on the future of society, people and jobs,” says faculty member and event organizer Sanad Haddad.

During the webinar, Dr. Hatamleh — who has worked at NASA for 25 years and has authored the book Between Brains about the impact of AI and technology on the future of jobs, ethics, technologies and economies — explained these impacts. He also discussed how to increase creativity and innovation, and how to prepare ourselves for an unpredictable future.

“This webinar served as an eye-opener to the future to enlighten students about how they can shape new technologies and adapt to them, and to help them choose relevant majors at college,” says Haddad.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • NASA
  • Space
  • Technology