Government Investment and Cuts in Biodefense Research

This month has been rather somber here in the US as the country remembered those that died on September 11 2001, and the effects upon society of that day. One aspect that is cropping up in the press and scientific journals regards government spending on biodefense in the aftermath of the anthrax attacks that followed ... Government Investment and Cuts in Biodefense Research

Jonathan Hankins

Will Machines Outsmart Humans?

This week the New York Times published an interesting article entitled Scientists Worry That Machines May Outsmart Man, written by John Markoff, their Silicon Valley Reporter. The author sites a meeting that recently took place on February 25th 2009 in the Asilomar Conference Grounds on Monterey Bay in California between leading computer scientists, artificial intelligence ... Will Machines Outsmart Humans?

Jonathan Hankins

Technology in wartime conference

“Technology in Wartime” is a one day conference to be held January 26, 2008, at Stanford University Law School and sponsored by “Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. It will attract an international audience of computer scientists, policy makers, military professionals, human rights workers, and academics. The goal of this non-partisan conference will be to consider ... Technology in wartime conference

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