Star Neuroscientist Tom Insel Leaves the Google-Spawned Verily for … a Startup?
Add another high-profile departure to the list of people leaving Verily, the Google-spawned health science company: Thomas Insel, a neuroscientist and former head of the National Institutes of Mental Health who was leading Verily’s mental health initiatives.
Rapid developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning have enabled scientific racism to enter a new era, in which machine-learned models embed biases present in the human behavior used for model development.
The Broad Institute draws NIH funding to subsidize dozens of basic research projects, many of them conducted with commercial partners. But it is the Broad’s handling of its own CRISPR business and partnerships that threaten to undermine its nonprofit mission.
Automation Will Force Governments to Introduce Universal Basic Income
Elon Musk believes artificial intelligence that is much smarter than the smartest human on Earth could result in dangerous situations. He argues that the government must introduce a universal basic income program in order to compensate for automation.
Philosopher and cognitive scientist David Chalmers warns about an AI-dominated future world without consciousness at a recent conference on artificial intelligence that also included Elon Musk, Ray Kurzweil, Sam Harris, Demis Hassabis and others.