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The Future of Technology: Benefits and Risks
May 24, 2014, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
pgEd Director, Ting Wu, has been invited to discuss personal genetics in a program entitled “The Future of Technology: Benefits and Risks,” organized by The Future of Life Institute. A description of the event from the organizer’s website follows:
“The coming decades promise dramatic progress in technologies from synthetic biology to artificial intelligence, with both great benefits and great risks. Welcome to a fascinating discussion about what we can do now to improve the chances of reaping the benefits and avoiding the risks, moderated by Alan Alda and featuring George Church (synthetic biology), Ting Wu (personal genetics), Andrew McAfee (second machine age, economic bounty and disparity), Frank Wilczek (near-term AI and autonomous weapons) and Jaan Tallinn (long-term AI and singularity scenarios).”