Blogs tagged with: Risk

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh

This week, artificial intelligence leaders in academia and industry, and legal, economic and risk experts worldwide signed an open letter calling for the robust and beneficial development of artificial intelligence. But why is this happening now? 

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Posted: Friday 16 January 2015



ELECTION - The Cambridge Politics Podcast

ELECTION - The Cambridge Politics Podcast

In a new weekly podcast exploring political issues leading up to the 2015 British elections, David Runcimann talks to Lord Martin Rees.

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Posted: Wednesday 18 February 2015


Crossing the Germline: Or, Genome Editing meets Town Planning

Crossing the Germline: Or, Genome Editing meets Town Planning

Tim Lewens

Deputy Director Tim Lewens’ book The Meaning of Science was published by Pelican in August. Here he reflects on the meaning of the human germline.

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Posted: Tuesday 20 October 2015


Inside Snowden’s Suitcase

Inside Snowden’s Suitcase

Clare Dyer-Smith

If you have nothing to hide, do you need privacy? Should the communications of individuals be monitored? What about activists and politicians, or the Four Horsemen of the Infocalypse? How about the details, emails and webcam records of your long-distance relationship?

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Posted: Tuesday 10 November 2015


Pandemic Heroes: Saving Humankind on the Big Screen

Pandemic Heroes: Saving Humankind on the Big Screen

Christos Lynteris

Zombie movies, epidemiologists and public health emergencies

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Posted: Tuesday 9 February 2016


Paul Ferraro: Effective Environmentalism

Paul Ferraro: Effective Environmentalism

About the series of events by Humanitas Visiting Professor in Sustainability Studies.

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Posted: Thursday 3 March 2016


Call for Papers: Managing Emerging Risks – Where Next? The Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk

Call for Papers: Managing Emerging Risks – Where Next? The Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk

The past five years have seen rapid growth in what Jaan Tallinn calls the “xrisk ecosystem” – a thriving community of researchers and others, inside and outside academia, united by a common interest in potential serious hazards of powerful and beneficial new technologies. This conference aims to bring this community together, to ask ourselves where our efforts should best be directed, over the rest of the decade and beyond.

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Posted: Tuesday 4 October 2016