How can digital technology help researchers?

ZEISS is a leading manufacturer of high-quality microscopes which over 35 Nobel Prize winners have relied on for their groundbreaking research. Today’s high-end microscopes generate gigabytes of data. As such, microscopy is increasingly not just about creating 2D images, but also producing 3D and 4D images to derive insights. Digital Shapers should consider how they can use technology to push microscopes even further. What new forms of interaction and user experience would virtual reality or speech recognition provide? Do machine learning and artificial intelligence provide new opportunities in this field? How can digital technology be used to help someone win the next Nobel Prize or to assist newbies as they first embark on researching? These are just starting points — any idea that further digitalizes the field would be warmly received.