GOOD READS ABOUT GESDA'S PLATFORMS THEMES
GESDA Platform 1: Quantum revolution and advanced AI
> An understanding of AI's limitations is starting to sink in // 11.06.2020, The Economist, Technology Quarterly
> Why cracking nuclear fusion will depend on artificial intelligence // 10.06.2020, NewScientist
> New government guidelines makes accelerating artificial intelligence possible // 08.06.2020, WEF
> Pour Microsoft, le «no code» est le futur de l'informatique // 08.06.2020, Korii.Slate
> Computing power can keep growing as Moore’s law winds down. Here’s how // 08.06.2020, SingularityHub
> Bei der Chip-Herstellung dämmert ein neues goldenes Zeitalter herauf // 13.06.2020, NZZ
> MIT's tiny new brain chip aims for AI in your pocket // 11.06.2020, Singularity Hub
> OpenAI's text generator is going commercial // 11.06.2020, WIRED
The research institute was created to steer AI away from harmful uses. Now, it is - um - being released: it’s competing with tech giants to sell a cloud-computing service to business
> Microsoft won't sell police its facial-recognition technology, following similar moves by Amazon ad IBM // 11.06.2020, Washington Post
> Quantum computing's error problem // June 2020, ScienceNews
A report of quantum supremacy built up expectations for superlative qubit-based calculators. But reliability needs a major boost before these devices fully make their mark.
> Scientists quantum entangled a record-breaking 15 trillion atoms // 08.06.2020, Futurism
> Universe's coolest lab creates bizarre quantum matter in space // 11.06.2020, Nature
> Turing Lecture: Provably beneficial AI (Youtube) // 27.05.2020, Lecture by Stuart Russel
Is it reasonable to expect that AI capabilities will eventually exceed those of humans across a range of real-world-decision making scenarios? Should this be a cause for concern? While some in the mainstream AI community dismiss the issue, Professor Russell will argue instead that a fundamental reorientation of the field is required: instead of building systems that optimise arbitrary objectives, we need to learn how to build systems that will, in fact, be beneficial for us.
GESDA Platform 2: Human augmentation
> Meet STACI: your interactive guide to the rapid advances of AI in health care // 08.06.2020, STATnews
Artificial intelligence becomes its own sub-industry within health care and is only projected to grow larger — a $6.6 billion industry by next year according to one estimate. Keeping up with AI's various facets, including how it can be deployed, what privacy concerns it raises, as well as whether the tool lives up to the hype, can be a challenge. To that end, meet STACI: the STAT Terminal for Artificial Computer Intelligence.
Based on this report "AI: Healthcare's new nervous system", by Accenture
> The future of AI and digital healthcare, Special Report // Financial Times
Digital and data tools are fundamentally changing approaches to health and the design of health systems, but governance models have not followed the pace of innovation. The Lancet & Financial Times Commission on Governing Health Futures 2030 is exploring the convergence of digital health, AI and other frontier technologies with universal health coverage to bolster the health and well-being of future generations.
> 20 things you didn't know about longevity // 12.06.2020, Discover
> Engineered human cells could propel drugs through the body // 11.06.2020, Futurism
> After the madness - pandemic silver linings in bioscience // 04.06.2020, NEO.LIFE
Will the frenzied rush to understand and treat SARS-CoV-2 bring longer lasting benefit to the world of scientific research and medicine?
> The search for microbial dark matter // 08.06.2020, Nature
Researchers are developing technologies to find and grow microbes that biologists have struggled to culture in the lab.
> Labs puts mice in suspended animation. Will it work on humans? // 11.06.2020, Futurism
> Nature provides roadmap to potential breakthroughs in solar energy technology // 11.06.2020, Press release Michigan State University
About this Nature paper: "Leveraging excited-state coherence for synthetic control of ultrafast dynamics"
> Dynamic stimulation of visual cortex lets blind people ‘see’ shapes // 03.06.2020, Physics World
GESDA Platform 3: Eco-regeneration and geoengineering
> Scientists are trying to save coral reefs. Here's what's working // 04.06.2020, National Geographic
> 26 ways to launch a clean energy future out of the pandemic recovery // Bloomberg, 09.06.2020
> Ocean data need a sea change to help navigate the warming world // 08.06.2020, Nature
Open up, share and network information so that marine stewardship can mitigate climate change, overfishing and pollution.
> Underwater drones join hunt for trillions in mineral riches trapped on ocean’s floor // 06.06.2020, CNBC
> Le forçage génétique : bénéfices, risques et applications possibles // June 2020, SCNat
Fiche d'information préparée avec la collaboration de 25 expertes et experts, sous la conduite du Forum Recherche génétique
> This is the company NASA wants to deliver its "water-hunting" robot to the Moon // 11.06.2020, CNN
> The Bio Revolution is changing business and society // 08.06.2020, STATNews
The confluence of biology and computing is already creating new capabilities.
> United Nations office for outer space affairs (UNOOSA) announce agreement to advance space sustainability // 10.06.2020, SpaceWatch.Global
GESDA Platform 4: Science and Diplomacy
> La Charte des Nations Unies a 75 ans: le conseiller fédéral Ignazio Cassis souligne l’importance du multilatéralisme dans la gestion des crises mondiales // 10.06.2020, DFAE
Le conseiller fédéral Ignazio Cassis a participé à une table ronde virtuelle du Forum des petits États en compagnie du secrétaire général de l’ONU, António Guterres. Les entretiens ont porté sur les défis qui se posent à l’ONU 75 ans après sa fondation.
> Science and politics: a new alliance? // 09.06.2020, Social Europe
> Le dilemme de l'OMS // 12.06.2020, Die Welt (repris dans Le Figaro)
Suite à l’annonce du retrait des États-Unis de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé, la Fondation Gates pourrait bien devenir le principal bailleur de fonds de l’organisation.
> New unity needed amid challenges of new global age (by Jeffrey Sachs) // 08.06.2020, ChinaDaily
> Science advice cannot solve political dilemmas, says new Joint Research Center director // 04.06.2020, Science|Business
> Global deals to save oceans were in reach. Then Covid-19 hit // 08.06.2020, Bloomberg
They are critical to stop overfishing and slow global warming. Now environmentalists fear the chance may be lost. Covid-19 has badly disrupted diplomatic work to protect oceans.