From the living room of their Berlin apartment, Osnat Michaeli, Erez Galonska and his brother Guy developed a hydroponic system for growing vegetables and herbs • Today their farms, controlled remotely via the cloud, are distributed among hundreds of supermarkets across Europe • After raising more than $100 million, they are now on their way to the USA and Japan • The goal? “To be in 10,000 supermarkets around the world by 2020”
When Elad Walach, Michael Braginsky and Guy Reiner founded Aidoc, they set out to solve one of the biggest problems of the healthcare system - the great burden on radiologists, who are forced to quickly interpret a growing number of imaging tests • their product is able to scan images and, via artificial intelligence, alert medical professionals to serious problems that require immediate intervention • “Radiologists are very good at what they do - but we can assist that ability”
The disappearance of the bees all around the world is a problem that does not just threaten the honey industry, but severely harms many branches of agriculture • Michal Roizman and her partners found a way to help beekeepers to save the bees - and with them, the world
A Forbes Special: We looked closely at six promising areas that are at the frontier of humanity's technological efforts. Why is it that the revolution that each promises is not already happening? What are the challenges that face developers - and when could we really give up driving, cure diseases using gene therapy or even fully charge our smartphone in 3 minutes?
Blockchain technology, which brought us Bitcoin, promises much more than digital coins * The foundational principle of decentralization may change the entire economy and create a “new Internet network”, which will focus on cooperation * Getting there will require overcoming big challenges - the huge energy costs, security issues, and regulation
In recent years the war against cancer has experienced a revolution thanks to immunotherapy drugs, which have practically reinvented the field • These innovative drugs have triggered an onslaught - not only of immune system cells on cancerous tumors, but also of the pharmaceutical giants on a market that is swelling to huge proportions • Nevertheless, the road to eradicating the disease is still long
Judging by the conversation, it would seem that we are moments away from trading in our outdated cars for autonomous vehicles • In reality, there are many more challenges before we can declare the completion of the autonomous project: profitability, AI capabilities, and of course, matters of safety and regulation