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Technology & the Human

Exploring the manifold ways in which artificial intelligence and biotechnology challenge our established conceptions of what it means to be human.


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Bacteria laid the groundwork for what became feelings and cultures, says neuroscientist Antonio Damasio.
Microbes are us. Let's not ignore this crisis any longer.
Biological evolution took 3.5 to 4 billion years to produce the human genome. We now have the ability to rewrite it.
The moral imperative for ethicists is to be in the lab, in person, on time.
Editing the genes of Dalmatians, mice and mosquitoes comes with risks.
As populations gray, we should use AI to prolong independence.
And we’re on the verge of doing just that, says Yuval Noah Harari.
Dr. J. Craig Venter discusses what the near future holds for the world of synthetic biology and our understanding of the human genome. Read the full story: h...
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is the richest man in American medicine. He is currently developing and expanding NantWorks, a medical technology company with implic...