President Barack Obama visited Pittsburgh on Thursday for the first White House Frontiers Conference. With only months left in office, President Obama made his third trip to Carnegie Mellon University to deliver open remarks and participate in a panel discussion on brain science and medical information.
“Pittsburgh has been revitalizing itself through technology for a really long time,” said President Obama.
He mentioned those examples of Pittsburgh’s technology after touring the University of Pittsburgh, where he met Nathan Copeland, a 30-year-old quadriplegic who uses a robotic arm to regain his sense of touching.
“Innovation is in our DNA.”
President Obama says the country is “doubling down” on science, technology and innovation. It is “only with science do we have a chance to cure cancer or Parkinson’s” and “re-engineer our cities.”
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