Advanced technologies that are changing our lives as we know it
The development of advanced technological solutions is moving fast and is needed in all areas of life. New technologies are essential for society, for treatment of diseases and for the development of efficient, clean and secure energy.
High-tech research facilities and laboratories enable researchers at Lund University to pursue new research paths, to ask new questions and to study the building blocks of life in ways not previously possible. This is made possible by cutting-edge research in light and materials, cognition, e-science, nanotechnology and information technology, to name a few examples.
The aim is to contribute to future technological breakthroughs in disease diagnostics, semiconductor components for high-efficiency solar cells and smart electronics. By developing artificial intelligence and creating new algorithms, researchers can for example generate new knowledge that will enable autonomous vehicles and robots that behave in ways we most associate with living things.
Researchers are also exploring how virtual reality can help us experience historical places such as Pompeii and Uppåkra, and how motion capture technology can be used to create more animated, human-like speakers.
Solving challenges together
Researchers are developing new solutions in close collaboration with organisations inside and outside academia in areas such as:
Self-driving cars, better diagnostics, digital home assistants and faster search engines are some of the success stories that are closely linked to the development of artificial intelligence (AI) during the past decade.
But new technology is also behind phenomena such as deepfakes and electronic fake accounts, which threaten both the rule of law and democracy.
Seizing the opportunities and managing the complexities related to AI require skills from many different areas within and outside academia.
New drone technology offers almost limitless technical possibilities. For example, UAVs can already measure water quality, track and map forest fires, and help assess air quality. But the new technology is developing faster than new laws and regulations.
Researchers are therefore investigating how drones can and should be used to solving societal problems. In collaboration with wider society, researchers are testing new technologies developed by companies at the forefront of drone development in Skåne.
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