YaleNews | Shaping tomorrow’s smart #machines: Q&A with bioethicist #Wendell_Wallach
Which emerging technologies interest you the most?
#Biotechnologies, AI/robotics, and #neuroscience are of particular interest to me, and will all have a dramatic societal impact over the coming decades. I am also fascinated by technologies for mitigating the effects of global climate change (geoengineering), #nanotechnologies, and approaches to develop new sources of energy.
#CRISPR/Cas9, a new tool for quickly editing DNA, will alone facilitate altering the human genome and the ability to create new organisms and biological products. The benefits of CRISPR and other forms of synthetic biology, along with advances in AI, are truly transformative, but are also accompanied by serious risks and dangers. Addressing those risks, and managing and adapting to the societal impact of emerging technologies have been my primary focus.