The two most important technologies of our time are also the most dangerousby@bschuler
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The two most important technologies of our time are also the most dangerous

by Barry Schuler8mApril 5th, 2017
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<span>T</span>he entirety of human knowledge has been leading to this point. Information <a href="https://hackernoon.com/tagged/technologies" target="_blank">technologies</a> and life sciences are at an inflection. Two technologies that are the pinnacle of achievement in their domains are going mainstream. In the IT world, it’s Artificial Intelligence (AI), super-powerful computers that can program themselves and learn without the assistance of humans. In Life <a href="https://hackernoon.com/tagged/sciences" target="_blank">Sciences</a>, it’s Gene Editing (CRISPR/Cas9), the ability to reprogram genomes and change the course of evolution. These technologies hold great promise to improve the world in countless ways. They are also so powerful we simply cannot predict the outcome of unleashing them.

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