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February 7, 2018

Fear of an AI Apocalypse Is Distracting Us From the Real Task at Hand

Fortune – With the excitement of every technological advancement comes a wave of fear and uncertainty. We’ve seen this scenario play out repeatedly since the Industrial Revolution as people wrestled with the impact of new technology on their lives and work. Today we see that fear bubble up in the wake of every AI breakthrough.

February 5, 2018

Olympics Could Require Athletes' Genetic Code to Test For Doping

WIRED – For years, the World Anti-Doping Agency has considered requiring all Olympic athletes to submit copies of their genetic code. It would work as a check on so-called "gene doping," the idea of changing the body’s biological machinery to make it stronger, run faster, or recover more quickly.