What we don’t understand often looks dangerous, and the barriers of our own anxieties are hard to get over. The incomprehensible power of new and complex ideas and technologies see us pull back in fear. These reactions stop us from thinking – so maybe if we want to be able to deal with change, we need to dive into what seems dangerous.
This series of three short talks will delve into some of our most dangerous ideas and technologies – artificial intelligence, nanoparticles and gene drives – to reconsider how we might avoid panic and leverage the opportunities that are presented to us. An audience Q & A will follow the talks.
Light breakfast and networking opportunity on arrival.
Limited spaces. RSVP by 26 June 2019.
The George Institute is a not-for-profit, independent medical research institute. This charge will help cover costs of convening this event.
Scientia Professor Martina Stenzel – Can I put some nanoparticles in your body?
Dr Haris Aziz – Artificial intelligence: Fighting the fear
Dr Lee Rollins – Gene drive in the wild