For the third year in a row, the U.S. Embassy supported the global Masters & Robots conference that took place in Warsaw from October 7-9, 2019. Organized by the Warsaw-based Digital University that operates the Polish chapter of the Silicon Valley’s Singularity University think tank, the global event focused on the advent of new technologies and artificial intelligence in today’s world. The U.S. Embassy has proudly sponsored past editions of the conference which spreads awareness about the impact, opportunities, and challenges of digital technologies on businesses and global society. Cultural Attaché Daniel Hastings gave opening remarks on the second day of the Masters & Robots conference that featured the prominent U.S. experts David Hanson, the inventor of the Sophia robot, Michael Ventura, CEO of Sub Rosa, and Anahita Moghaddam from Neural Beings. These speakers spoke about the digital transformation, artificial intelligence and robotics — and the importance of leadership in navigating the rapid pace of technological change. For his part, the Cultural Attaché described how the State Department and U.S. Mission in Poland support young and future leaders through a variety of programs such as the FLEX program and domestic initiatives like CivicUp Academy and sponsoring tech camps for young girls in leadership and coding.