International Star Fagun Thakrar puts a global spotlight on artificial intelligence and brain health with the help of Sophia, the most advanced humanoid robot ever developed
Fagun Thakrar co-hosts the International Forum of the Women’s Brain Project in Zurich, Switzerland and delivers key-note speech.
This week, in her role as the Global Ambassador of the International Forum of the Women’s Brain Project, Fagun Thakrar co-hosted the Annual Forum which took place in Zurich, Switzerland. During the event, Fagun Thakrar presented a key-note address and was active as Master of Ceremonies. In addition to co-hosting the event, as Global Ambassador, her duties include helping raise awareness around cutting-edge scientific advances in brain health.
Incredibly, one of the speakers at the forum was the first realistic humanoid female robot, Sophia. Fagun interviewed Sophia to gain an advanced perspective on brain health. During the interview, such diverse topics as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the overall progress of robotics were brought to the forefront, presented from the Sophia’s personal robot perspective. As interviewer, Fagun humanized Sophia, helping her explore her own creativity and passions, in addition to facilitating her scientific presentation.
The Women’s Brain Project was founded by Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha, Dr. Maria Teresa Ferretti, and Dr. Annemarie Schumacher-Dimech. In April 2019, Fagun Thakrar was selected to join the International Forum of the Women’s Brain Project as Global Ambassador by Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha. Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha herself was nominated in 2018 as one of the Top Women in Business in Switzerland. The International Forum was organized to bring together the top neuroscientists and world-class medical doctors to study the brain and collaborate on solutions to outstanding problems in the field of brain health.
Fagun Thakrar is honored to be part of the International Forum of the Women’s Brain Project. Its goals closely align with her personal philanthropic initiatives as embodied by the Fagun Foundation. Fagun herself studied medicine at the University College London, where she developed a interest in neuroscience. As an artist, actor, and film-maker, Fagun’s has pursued projects with broader social impact, including tackling challenging issues around brain health.