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CRISPR, AI, and the Ethics of Scientific Discovery

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Twin revolutions at the start of the 21st century are shaking up the very idea of what it means to be human. Computer vision and image recognition are at the heart of the AI revolution. And CRISPR is a powerful new technique for genetic editing that allows humans to intervene in evolution.

What Is A Public Intellectual Today: Jill Lepore

Professor Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, will join Stanford’s own history professor Ana Raquel Minian for a conversation on the writing process. Lepore is also a staff writer at The New Yorker, to which she has contributed since 2005Her latest book is This America: The Case for the Nation (2019). Her 2018 book, These Truths: A History of the United States, was a New York Times bestseller, widely translated and published around the world.

What Is A Public Intellectual Today: Tressie McMillan Cottom

Tressie McMillan Cottom, PhD, is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and is nationally recognized for both her academic and her popular writing. She is co-editor of two volumes on technological change, inequality and institutions: Digital Sociologies (2016, UK Bristol Policy Press) and For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education (2017, Palgrave MacMillan).

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