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How AI + Biology Will Transform Manufacturing

AI Transform Manufacturing
Science At Scale: The units pictured are agitators/bio-reactors that do some of the solution mixing and processing during the experiment process in a Zymergen lab. The company has hundreds of similar pieces of equipment for everything from fermentation tanks to bio-reactors.

Nearly everything we use and own – from jet fuel to lipstick- is tied to petroleum-based manufacturing. Zymergen, a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, is helping change that by using advances in machine learning, automation, genomics and molecular biology to manufacture novel materials.

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.