“Technology and Science are out there to serve humanity.” That was the point one of the speakers made at February’s OurCrowd Global Investor Summit in Jerusalem, Israel. Vaporstream CEO, Galina Datskovsky, attended this conference, which showcased cutting-edge technology and innovation from around the world. At a time when multiple challenges are threatening the world, this conference tackled a critical question: How can we combat global problems through technology?

For challenges like overpopulation and climate change, artificial intelligence is going to be a key player. At the conference, our CEO saw how AI is being used for soil analysis, helping farmers produce food more effectively. AI has also helped companies like Google analyze and cut the amount of energy used at its data centers, develop irrigation systems that save water, and predict severe weather. All this makes it possible for governments and citizens to prepare to protect themselves.

Then there are advances that have been made in healthcare. Many of the biotech companies featured at OurCrowd have made astounding strides. Take the company that had developed a virtual reality platform that allowed surgeons to simulate a never-before-done procedure on a toddler with a tumor and then successfully removed the tumor from the child, who is now living a happy and healthy life. Or take the company that’s developed an alpha emitting radiation therapy for certain tumors that could mean patients don’t have to undergo surgery. These are huge advancements.

It’s important to think about technology and innovation and how that could address these challenges like overpopulation, climate change and healthcare. OurCrowd Global Investor Summit showcased many examples that show how the world can change for the better thanks to technology—and you can view the highlights from the conference here. Vaporstream is committed to using technology for good, which is why we work closely with healthcare organizations and NGOs like the Safe House Project to make it easy for them to communicate and protect those they work with while the conduct life saving work. Find out more about us here.