The good the bad and the ugly: opportunities and risks of emerging technologies
We are living in an age of relentless technological innovation. Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, synthetic biology and neurotechnology are set to revolutionise every aspect of our lives. These technologies will have deep economic, social, political and security impacts, as well as carrying with them some complex ethical challenges. Correctly gaging the potential risks and negative consequences these technological advancements might have is primordial. The GCSP has gathered experts in the field of AI, neuroscience and synthetic biology to discuss their fears associated to the latest technological breakthroughs as well as policy solutions to mitigate these fears.
The Geneva Centre for Security Policy invites you to take part in this discussion to kick-start the newly launched Polymath Initiative. The Initiative seeks to address “silo thinking” which can lead to policy and governance failures when anticipating the consequences of emerging technologies on societies. To this end, it aims to reduce gaps in understanding and communication between the scientific community and the policymaking world. Join our three first Polymath fellows in exploring the impacts of these generation-defining technologies.
- Dr Ricardo Chavarriaga, Head of CLAIRE Switzerland, Polymath Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
- Dr Sandra Scott-Hayward, Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, Polymath Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
- Dr Kevin Esvelt, Assistant Professor at MIT Media Lab and Polymath Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
- Dr Jean-Marc Rickli, Head of Global and Emerging Risks, Geneva Centre for Security Policy