Brian is the first Googler ever to take DAC’s main stage and he delivered in spades. This is a technology that quite literally might help hundreds of millions of people in the near future and also vastly save on healthcare costs. So it’s a moon shot of sorts, which of course Google is known for and to which those of us in EDA are contributing. (Next time you think that feature sizes are small enough, think of an SoC embedded on a lens resting against your eye — obviously, anything that can be done to save space helps.) By the way, this is about more than just diabetes. Brian casually mentioned that there are hundreds of biomarkers that might eventually be measured by related technologies.
Thank you, Brian, for a great talk, and to all of you for turning out in such high numbers this morning. Early on Brian put up a slide about the search for projects that can address a huge problem with breakthrough technology that provides a radical solution. That's the Google [x] criteria for projects, though I couldn't help but think that these are the objectives that inspire many of us across EDA. Anyway, I told you the keynote would be worth it.
See you this afternoon at Moscone and make sure to check out the SKY talks at the DAC Pavilion:
- 1:00 p.m., Women, Leadership and Technology: Why Technology Needs More Women; Telle Whitney, Anita Borg Institute
- 3:30 p.m., IoT Security: Solutions and Challenges Ahead, Charles Hudson Jr., Comcast