IGI Executive Director Jennifer Doudna – in attendance this week at the 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland – was a featured panelist in a live webcast discussion session entitled Life in 2030: Humankind and the Machine on Friday, January 22, at 9:30-11:10 AM Pacific.
This panel discussion addressed aspects of modern human life “on the brink of a new revolution driven by the convergence of a number of new technologies,” including genome editing, artificial intelligence and 3D printing. Questions addressed included:
- How will these technologies change the lives of the next generation?
- What are the game-changing technologies?
- What are the moral, ethical and social concerns which they raise?
- How are these technologies going to change the face of business, government and society?
- How can humans work with technology for better outcomes?
This special session was moderated by Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. Dr. Doudna was joined by these panel speakers: Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia; Andrew Moore, Dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University; Nita A. Farahany, Professor of Law and Philosophy at Duke University; and Eric Anderson, Chairman, Planetary Resources.
This event was publicized on social media: @openforumdavos / #openforum. This open forum was LIVE WEBCAST and held in parallel with the official WEF program in order to give the global public an opportunity to engage and interact with experts on global issues.
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