Even though general purpose AI is years away, you can still knowably contribute to speeding up AI development right now — even if you’re not a programmer. That’s because most AI projects rely on…
Despite the proliferation of GWAS, the associations found so far have largely failed to account for the known effects of genes on complex disease. Standard approaches also struggle to find combinations of multiple genes that…
Anders Sandberg recently published his “Top 5” list of existential risks that humanity should be working to reduce: Nuclear War Bioengineered pandemic Superintelligence Nanotechnology Unknown unknowns Notable exclusions include climate change and asteroid impacts….
Hopefully we’ve already found all the drugs we’ll ever need. Because given the impossible costs of funding FDA trials for new drugs, researchers are now mostly just pouring effort into finding new uses for…