March 19, 2019
Amazing Tour at Peres Center for Peace and Innovation
The next phase of the tour will take us to an interactive holograms room called “Innovation Secrets.”
Here we can meet leading figures in the Israeli innovation. The interactive characters will tell you all about the long way to get to the breakthrough inventions and how their inventions have changed the world. You can choose to talk with any of the characters you find interesting and ask them questions that interest you.
There are many different characters, such as:
Professor Hossam Haick: Scientist and entrepreneur, inventor of the electronic nose and electronic skin for diagnosis of diseases.
Professor Amnon Shashua: A scientist at the Hebrew University, entrepreneur, one of the founders of Mobileye and OrCam
Professor Ruth Arnon: A scientist, one of the developers of Copaxone, a medicine for Multiple Sclerosis.
Gil Shwed: Check Point co-founder and one of the pioneers in the cybersecurity world.
You can find many others, which will surely inspire you to investigate, study, and act to make the world a better place.
Once you have finished playing with the robot, step into the “capsule.” A VR (Virtual Reality) journey to the future challenges of humanity and Israel. In this area, you will get a glimpse into the future challenges of the world and to the Israeli’s future developments aiming to deal with these challenges.
Step into the capsule, grab a seat, buckle your seat belt, wear the VR glasses and start experiencing the future as scientists and futurists predict it 20 years ahead, when 9 to 10 billion people will be on Earth. I tried the future flight demo (I can’t wait for it to become a reality), but you can experience other experiences in digital medicine, artificial anatomy, flying between countries through space, printing home food, or managing autonomous transportation in the sky.
The last part of the tour is dedicated to the “Contemporary Innovation” gallery, which presents 50 pioneering Israeli companies and inventions that are divided into several areas: ICT, security and space, agriculture, energy, and health.
The exhibits were picked by a dedicated committee that includes several bodies such as the Authority for Innovation, the Ministry of Economy, the Israel Export Institute, and, of course, representatives of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation.
The primary goal of the complex is to enable the many delegations traveling to see the Israeli innovation, see the most relevant innovations in one place. The exhibition will change once a year and will provide visitors a rare insight into the wide variety and quality of the groundbreaking Israeli inventions currently taking place in Israel.
Few of the inventions you can find here are:
EYE CONTROL – a wearable communication device by which patients with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other people “imprisoned in their bodies” can communicate verbally using eye movements.
CORTICA – creating the brain of the next-generation machines and robots in a matter, enabling them to understand the environment at a human level, identify unusual events, and even predict failures and prevent them. Their technology mimics the operation of the human cortex to develop autonomous artificial intelligence that learns alone, without any humans’ involvement.
SPACE IL – a copy of the first Israeli spaceship to the moon.
These are only 3 of the 50 amazing inventions you can see here.
To show that this area has always been innovative, the Israel Antiquities Authority has contributed some exhibits that show fabrics, jars, and other displays that illustrate the innovation that existed in the area thousands of years ago.
I want to thank Sarit Arditi, the spokesperson, and Alon Meidan – Director of Innovation Communities, Director of the Knowledge Body, and the City Zoom community, for the hospitality and the tour, I am sure I’ll visit again in the future.
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Peres Center for Peace and Innovation is now open for visitors. In an impressive building right at Yafo beautiful beach, you can learn about Israeli innovation and its contribution to the world.