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At the Nexus of Innovation & Opportunity

The Emerging Technologies Collaborative at NYU SPS (formerly the Metaverse Collaborative) is a cross-industry initiative designed to prepare our students and industry partners to succeed with emerging technologies. We provide experiences and opportunities to explore, experiment, and lead in the convergence of the physical, digital, and virtual worlds impacting today’s global industries, professions, communities, and life as we know it.

ETC does what NYU SPS does best—creating value for emerging technologies through teaching, experiencing, researching, and influencing all while ensuring access to new opportunities for a diverse student population.

A Four-Lens Approach

Latest from the Emerging Technologies Collaborative

February 21, 2024

Hybrid Intelligence: Making New Connections between AI and Human Insight

March 26, 2024

Some Future Day: Startup Funding: An Insider’s Guide to Securing Monies For Your Business Venture | with Steven Rosenblatt and Marc Beckman

September 25, 2023

Emerging Technologies Highlights: Week of Sept 25, 2023

2nd NYU Artificial Intelligence Forum

Save the date for the 2nd NYU Artificial Intelligence Forum! ​Learn how Artificial Intelligence will impact your career, community, and family. Join industry leaders on the frontline of AI.

Inaugural NYU SPS Metaverse and Cities Summit, April 27-28, 2023

NYU SPS Emerging Technologies Collaborative hosted the first NYU SPS Metaverse and Cities Summit in conjunction with Sharing Cities Alliance and Cornell’s Jacob’s Urban Tech Hub. The event featured high-level discussions with leaders from NYC, Reno, Amsterdam, Singapore, Charleston, Rotterdam, Walmart, Mastercard, PwC, and more on the economic and social opportunity for web3 and metaverse technologies within cities, along with real-world examples of the use of the technology by municipalities.

Some Future Day || Marc Beckman

"Some Future Day" is a new show  from NYU Senior Fellow Emerging Technology, Marc Beckman that evaluates technology at the intersection of culture and law. It features industry experts from some of the world's biggest brands, like Microsoft, Walmart, and PwC, as well as government officials responsible for implementing and regulating these emerging technologies.

NYU SPS produces Some Future Day, which is distributed across all major platforms, including YouTube, Apple, Spotify, Google, and Amazon. New episodes released on Tuesdays.

The Whole Metaverse podcast
On the Cusp of a Whole New World

What are Emerging Technologies? Why Do They Matter?

While it may be difficult to define emerging technologies, there is no doubt this new world of artificial intelligence, spatial computing, and blockchain/web3 will become more part of our everyday existence, blurring the lines between what we know to be real and what we dare to imagine. At NYU SPS, we see emerging technologies as influential tools, an empowering force, and an opportunity to move forward in new and innovative ways. It will challenge every assumption we make about education, business, technology, industry, and society. That is why we choose to explore, innovate, and lead in these domains.

Our approach to learning about this new frontier is to dive right in and to understand how we can use these new tools, technologies, and philosophies to inform our teaching, empower our students, and advance the industries we serve. We are deeply involved in a wide range of research and projects that vary greatly in their focus, yet provide a common goal of sharing what we learn.

Emerging Technologies Highlights

The media is abuzz with news about emerging technologies, a topic that has captured the interest and imagine of those who write and report on it, as well as those who will feel its impact on a daily basis. To keep you up-to-date on the latest developments, we have compiled a list of relevant articles—a mix of thought leadership and breaking news, which will be regularly updated. Refer to it for inspiration and for the critical stories and ideas that will shape the future of this continually evolving field.

In the News: NYU SPS Emerging Technologies Collaborative

Our NYU SPS Emerging Technologies Collaborative team is frequently called upon to provide commentary and insights into the impact of technology across numerous industry sectors.

NYU SPS Dean Angie Kamath chairs the board for the School's latest cross-industry initiative designed to better prepare students and industry for our future work and personal lives.

ETC team members are thinkers and doers, innovators and researchers, who have come together around a shared common interest. We are deeply engaged in exploring this new phenomenon, its implications for and impact on teaching and learning, the industries we serve, and society as a whole.