Climate change is real disagreed by John Nolte, WriterScientists claim that global temperatures have increased 1 degree Celsius/2 degrees Fahrenheit since pre-industrial times. Even if that's true, which I doubt, that is actually a good thing. Fewer people die when the planet is warmer. Fewer people die when the planet is warmer. We can grow more food. Heating requires more energy than cooling.
MBAs are not very useful for entrepreneurs disagreed by Roxanne Hori,An MBA degree will give you many of the tools you’ll need, but the degree doesn’t guarantee success. You’ll incur more debt, but you’ll also open yourself up to a whole new community of people who can help you make your idea work—and in the future, maybe
Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Hillary Clinton, US presidential candidateWe talk about drought-resistant seeds, and I’ve promoted them all over Africa. By definition, they have been engineered to be drought-resistant, I mean that’s the beauty of them. Maybe somebody can get their harvest done and not starve, and maybe there’s some left over to sell.
The science is still inconclusive about GMOs and there are arguments that they could possibly be harmful and they could be possibly be incredibly beneficial and drought-resistant and have extra nutrition. But at this point we just don’t know.
Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Gurdev Khush, World Food Prize winnerThere is no scientific justification for this extremism which damages lives and welfare, especially of poor people. There is a moral imperative to make GM technology available for public good.
Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Nina V. Fedoroff, Molecular biologist known for her research in life sciences and biotechnologyWe’re talking about saving millions of lives here
Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Michael D. Purugganan, Biologist and former journalistA lot of the criticism of G.M.O.’s in the Western world suffers from a lack of understanding of how really dire the situation is in developing countries
Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Swapan Kumar Datta, Well known scientist of rice biotechnologySeveral issues such as malnutrition and anaemia can be resolved if genetically modified rice is made available for cultivation
Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Martin Chalfie, Nobel Prize winner in ChemistryI’m not so sure we’re any more special than other scientists who have looked at the evidence involved, but we have considerably more visibility because of the prize. I think that this behooves us, that when we feel that science is not being listened to,
Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel Prize winner in medicineIn our letter we call upon Greenpeace and like organizations to end their shameful campaign of propaganda and criminal destruction of crops improved by modern genetic technologies, such as GMOs.
Genetic engineering enables scientists to create plants, animals and micro-organisms by manipulating genes in a way that does not occur naturally. These genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can spread through nature and interbreed with natural organism
Robot Tax disagreed by Noah Smith, Bloomberg View columnist. He was an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook UniversityThere are probably better ways than taxing robots to help humans avoid the harms of automation. Instead of slowing innovation, the government should think about taxing humans less and redistributing the income of robots more.
Universal Basic Income agreed by Pedro Domingos, Professor of computer science at UW and author of 'The Master Algorithm'In developed countries, we don't let people starve or go without emergency medical care, so we effectively already have a basic income. Let's start by making it less random and inefficient.
Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Francesca Rossi, Computer Scientist, Professor at the University of PadovaAI is already more “intelligent” than humans in narrow domains, some of which involve delicate decision making. Humanity is not threatened by them, but many people could be affected by their decisions. [...] Consider automated trading systems. A bad decision in these systems may be (and has been) a financial disaster for many people. That will also be the case for self-driving cars. Some of their decisions will be critical and possibly affect lives.
Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Roger Schank, John Evans Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Psychology and Education, Northwestern UniversityMachines cannot think. They are not going to think any time soon. They may increasingly do more interesting things, but the idea that we need to worry about them, regulate them, or grant them civil rights, is just plain silly.
Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Carlo Rovelli, Theoretical Physicist and AuthorHow close to thinking are the machines we have built, or are going to be built soon? The answer is easy: immensely far. The gap between our best computers and the brain of a child is the gap between a drop of water and the Pacific Ocean. Differences are in performance, structural, functional, and more. Any maundering about how to deal with thinking machines is totally premature to say the least.
Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Yann LeCun, Computer scientist working in machine learning and computer visionThere are several real or imagined dangers about AI. Today, the danger of a Terminator scenario or something like this... those are not things that we’re worried about because we just don’t have the technology to build machines like that.
Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Rodney A. Brooks, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, author, and robotics entrepreneurIf we are spectacularly lucky we’ll have AI over the next thirty years with the intentionality of a lizard, and robots using that AI will be useful tools. [...] Worrying about AI that will be intentionally evil to us is pure fear mongering
Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard UniversityThere is not the slightest reason to believe in a coming singularity. The fact that you can visualize a future in your imagination is not evidence that it is likely or even possible. Look at domed cities, jet-pack commuting, underwater cities, mile-high buildings, and nuclear-powered automobiles--all staples of futuristic fantasies when I was a child that have never arrived. Sheer processing power is not a pixie dust that magically solves all your problems.
Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Stanford University, Stanford University ReportContrary to the more fantastic predictions for AI in the popular press, the Study Panel found no cause for concern that AI is an imminent threat to humankind. No machines with self-sustaining long-term goals and intent have been developed, nor are they likely to be developed in the near future.
Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Steve Wozniak,It's actually going to turn out really good for humans. And it will be hundreds of years down the stream before they'd even have the ability. They'll be so smart by then that they'll know they have to keep nature, and humans are part of nature. So I got over my fear that we'd be replaced by computers. They're going to help us. We're at least the gods originally.
Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Paul G. Allen, Co-founder of MicrosoftGaining a comprehensive scientific understanding of human cognition is one of the hardest problems there is. We continue to make encouraging progress. But by the end of the century, we believe, we will still be wondering if the singularity is near.
Universal Basic Income agreed by Jim Pugh, CEO of @ShareProgress and co-founder UniversalIncome.org Former CTO of @RebuildDream and Director of Analytics & Development for @BarackObamaWhat if robots stealing our jobs could actually be a good thing, rather than something to fear? That’s the thinking behind Basic Income
Basic income would cause people to stop working disagreed by Jim Pugh, CEO of @ShareProgress and co-founder UniversalIncome.org Former CTO of @RebuildDream and Director of Analytics & Development for @BarackObamaIt frustrates me when people assume that basic income would cause people to stop working. Instead, it would enable people to engage in a far broader definition of work.
Carbon Tax disagreed by Noah Smith, ColumnistCarbon taxes are undermined by free trade. If you put a tax on carbon-emitting activity in the U.S., it'll raise the domestic price of (for example) coal. This will provide an incentive for U.S. coal miners to export their coal to other countries, especially China, as they are now trying to do. It will also provide an incentive for Americans to buy more imports from countries where it is still cheap to burn coal (e.g. China).
Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Masayoshi Son, Founder and CEO of SoftBankA superintelligence will become a reality in the next 30 years. If we misuse it, it's a risk.
Remote-work disagreed by NumberSix,In general I would rather work in a quiet office near my colleagues. There is a clear separation between work and non-work. Communication is faster and easier, less prone to misunderstandings. This however means something like an actual office or a quiet spacious cubicle with high sound absorbent walls. In his book Deep Work, Cal Newport argues in favor of a "hub and spoke" office layout where knowledge workers can work in quiet in offices on the spokes, but meet and collaborate at hubs
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