Curiosity Daily Podcast: Planning for and Investing in New Technologies

Learn about developing cutting-edge technology, from photonic quantum computing to advanced artificial intelligence. Plus: the science behind making driverless cars as safe and reliable as we want them to be.

June 22, 2019

Episode Show Notes:

This episode is sponsored by EMD Performance Materials, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. The third of a 5-part series to help you learn about how science and technology are being applied to drive innovation and change the world, this episode features Owen Lozman, the Head of Performance Materials Venture Fund, M Ventures.

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