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Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Swapan Kumar Datta, Well known scientist of rice biotechnology

Several 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 Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel Prize winner in medicine

In 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.

Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) disagreed by Greenpeace,

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
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Robot Tax disagreed by James Bessen,

Gates is right about the need to provide funds to retrain workers and to support them in making these job transitions, but taxing robots will just slow job creation
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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.
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Francesca Rossi, Computer Scientist, Professor at the University of Padova

AI 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 ... See More
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose 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 University

Machines 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.
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Yann LeCun, Computer scientist working in machine learning and computer vision

There 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.
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose 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 entrepreneur

If 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
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University

There 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... See More
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Stanford University, Stanford University Report

Contrary 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.
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose 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.
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Paul G. Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft

Gaining 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.
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A deadly epidemic is a real possibility and we are not prepared agreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

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Death Penalty disagreed by Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin (400 companies)


Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Masayoshi Son, Founder and CEO of SoftBank

A superintelligence will become a reality in the next 30 years. If we misuse it, it's a risk.
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Brexit agreed by Tim Martin, Businessman, founder and chairman of Wetherspoons.

There is far more uncertainty by staying in Europe … [the EU is having a] sclerotic effect on the whole of Europe which has to be bad for our business.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Dr. Jill Stein,

Universal Basic Income is definitely part of the GP platform under Economic Justice & Sustainability
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Brexit disagreed by Roland Rudd,

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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. Investor. Studied at Harvard University.

Fear is not the right frame of mind to think about AI's impact on our society
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Remote-work agreed by David Heinemeier Hansson, Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, best-selling author

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Remote-work disagreed by IBM, American multinational technology and consulting corporation


Universal Basic Income agreed by Molly Crabapple, Artist

The number one thing that would let more independent artists exists in America is a universal basic income.
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Bryan Caplan, GMU econ professor, blogger, author

The Universal Basic Income is indeed worse than the status quo. In fact, all the fundamental criticisms of the welfare state apply with even greater force.

Carbon Tax agreed by Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

Not paying carbon taxes is like not paying for garbage collection
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Carbon Tax agreed by Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

If there's one thing that I would like to see, it would be for us to price the cost of carbon emissions
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Toby Ord, Moral philosopher at Oxford University. His work focuses on the big picture questions.

His current research is on avoiding the threat of human extinction and thus safeguarding a positive future for humanity... He is a leading expert on the potential threats and opportunities posed by advanced artificial intelligence over the coming decades
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Pierre Omidyar, Founder at eBay & Omidyar Network

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Carbon Tax disagreed by James Delingpole, Columnist

By taxing carbon dioxide (the harmless trace gas which makes the planet greener), the US government would be signalling to the world that it still believes in the man-made global warming narrative. This, in turn, would keep alive the crony-capitalist “renewables” industry in which Paulson, Steyer, Bloomberg and their friends are so heavily invested.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Lawrence Summers, Economist and Harvard University Professor

But there should be no doubt that starting from the current zero tax rate on carbon, increased taxation would be desirable
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Carbon Tax agreed by Bob Inglis, Former Congressman

You then offset that [carbon tax] with a reduction in payroll taxes, dollar for dollar. And that's why I was so flexible. It's a tax swap, that's what I was talking about. It wouldn't grow the government, and it would approximate the attachment of these negative externalities to combustion fossil fuels.
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Carbon Tax disagreed by Patrick Michaels, Climatologist

The fact that there isn’t any temperature trend whatsoever in the last 16 years is forcing scientists to confront the reality that the carbon taxers are choosing to evade
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Carbon Tax disagreed by E. Calvin Beisner, Founder and National Spokesman

A carbon tax would be bad for the poor, and everyone else
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Carbon Tax agreed by Ted Halstead, Author, public speaker and social entrepreneur

It is pro growth, pro competition, pro jobs, deregulatory, and it will help the working-class voters that Trump promised to help.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Ralph Nader, Consumer advocate, author and former presidential candidate

Basic income would get rid of chronic capitalism

Universal Basic Income agreed by James K. Boyce, Economist

This idea finds support across America’s ideological spectrum in an era when hardly anything else does
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Prize in Economics

You want your government to think more carefully about targeting programmes that help those in need, rather than universal. That’s a trade-off given the budget constraints on the public sector
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University & author of Average is Over

"Let’s send a check to everyone" is an appealing idea, but I've come around to the view that doing so would do more harm than good. [...] It eventually would choke off immigration to the U.S. Voters don't like sending money to immigrants.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens

A kind of basic income will be absolutely inevitable
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Tony Atkinson, Research Fellow at Oxford and Professor at the London School of Economics

I don’t in fact favour a basic income as such, what I favour is what I call a participation income
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Dustin Moskovitz, Co-founder of Facebook

How can we help as many people as possible as much as possible with the resources we have?
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Social Rights Activist Who Fought Apartheid

The basic income movement is designed to enhance the dignity and well-being inclusion of all people and move us closer to our vision of social equity

Universal Basic Income agreed by Christopher Pissarides, Nobel Prize in Economics

I am very much in favour, as long as we know how to apply it without taking away incentive to work at the lower end of the market
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia since 2006

The rapid replacement of jobs by machines/artifical intelligence will lead to the need for a Universal Basic Income.

Universal Basic Income agreed by Yahtzee Croshaw, Creator of Popular Webseries Zero Punctuation

There's probably a huge amount of problems in the world that would probably be fixed if there was a guaranteed income

Universal Basic Income agreed by Gotz Werner, Founder of Dm-drogerie Markt (Germany's Walgreens)

There has always been someone who put trust in me and said: Mr. Werner, show us what you can do. Exactly the same way the basic income says: We grant you so that you can live humbly but with dignity, and now you can show us what you can do.

Universal Basic Income agreed by Marshall Brain, Founder of HowStuffWorks

That simple question - "Which scenario is better for the society as a whole?" - lies at the heart of the concept of a Basic Income.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Ebrahim Hemmatnia, Guiness Record Holding Ocean Biker

The next Dutch government should make poverty in Holland #history by implementing #BasicIncome. #ModernSociety

Universal Basic Income agreed by Andrew Little, Labor Party Leader in New Zealand

We are keen to have that debate about whether the time has arrived for us to have a system that is seamless, easy to pass through, [with a] guaranteed basic income and [where] you can move in and out of work on a regular basis.

Universal Basic Income agreed by Tantoo Cardinal, Celebrity

This is an invitation to be part of something that really makes sense