Nadhim Zahawi, Member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and MP for Stratford On Avon.

agrees Brexit
If we take the option to seize control and vote to leave the European Union, we can create a well-targeted, agile regulatory system that provides protection for consumers while avoiding unnecessarily tying up our SMEs in red tape.
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Sir Paul Collier, Professor of economics and public policy at the University of Oxford

disagrees Brexit
I don’t see the big benefits of leaving - I see a lot of risks. Some international businesses would just decided that Britain was not a good place to locate… that would cost us jobs and tax revenues and that, in turn, would hit ordinary families.
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Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies at Oxford University

disagrees Brexit
Faced with rising superpowers like China... as well as old ones like Russia, clearly 500 million people have a lot more clout than just us… [leaving] would make Europe much weaker… Vladimir Putin would be laughing all the way to the rest of the Ukraine.
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Matt Ridley, Journalist, businessman and a Conservative member of the House of Lords.

agrees Brexit
Harmonising standards is good but doing so at the regional level makes no sense. In fintech, in ag-tech, in digital, in biotech – the action is at the global level, where our voice is just 1/28th of a seat. We could be chairing these bodies.
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Sir Richard Dearlove, Former head of MI6

agrees Brexit
The EU, as opposed to its member states, has no operational counterterrorist capability to speak of. Many European states look to the UK for training.
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Chuka Umunna, Labour Member of Parliament for Streatham, former shadow business secretary

disagrees Brexit
The European Union through our membership of the single market helps ensure that people can access opportunities that otherwise they would not be able to access and for me that is the thing that seals the argument.

Dominic Cummings, Campaign director for Vote Leave and former government adviser

agrees Brexit
The EU has… narrowed everyone’s horizons in Whitehall so they’re not thinking about the big things in the world… They are constantly trying to stay one step ahead of the lawyers… how to avoid getting poleaxed at the next meeting in Brussels.
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disagrees Brexit
It is Europe that has protected, enhanced and extended the rights of working people in the UK for a generation or more… guaranteed a minimum amount of paid holiday; enshrined paternity leave and maternity leave in law.
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Alistair Spalding, Chief executive of Sadler’s Wells theatre in London

disagrees Brexit
There would be the nightmare of visa and work permit applications that we have to do… we would have to bring in more staff to deal with it… Honestly, I don’t think people really understand what a nightmare... leaving Europe [would be].
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Hillary Clinton, US presidential candidate

We can’t fall into the trap set up by the gun lobby that says if you cannot stop every shooting you shouldn’t try to stop any
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Yanis Varoufakis, Former finance minister of Greece, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens

A simple policy would be to enact legislation requiring that a percentage of capital stock (shares) from every initial public offering (IPO) be channeled into a Commons Capital Depository, with the associated dividends funding a universal basic dividend
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Ebrahim Hemmatnia, Guiness Record Holding Ocean Biker

agrees Basic Income
The next Dutch government should make poverty in Holland #history by implementing #BasicIncome. #ModernSociety
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Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

US govt should focus on accelerating US AI, rather than trying to slow down anyone else.
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Daniel C. Dennett, Philosopher and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy

The real danger, then, is not machines that are more intelligent than we are usurping our role as captains of our destinies. The real danger is basically clueless machines being cededauthority far beyond their competence.
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Chamath Palihapitiya,

I do think we will get ever precise capabilities in strictly defined systems (autonomous driving) where most of the hairiest and ambiguous rules will be ratified or voted on, but i don't see an "intelligent" brain anywhere around the corner
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Aubrey de Grey, Gerontologist

Let's think hard now about the rights of thinking machines, so that well before recursive self-improvement arrives we can test our conclusions in the real world with machines that are only slightly aware of their goals. If, as I predict, we thereby discover that our best effort at such ethics fails utterly even at that early stage, maybe such work will cease.
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Philippe Van Parijs, Professor at the Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences of the University of Louvain

agrees Basic Income
Basic Income: a simple and powerful idea for the twenty-first century
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Douglas Hofstadter, Professor of cognitive science. Pulitzer prize winner

Life and intelligence are far more complex than the current singularitarians seem to believe, so I doubt it will happen in the next couple of centuries
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Tim Canova, Democrat Running for Florida's 23 Congressional District

agrees Basic Income
I support a minimum basic income, which was actually proposed by none other than President Richard Nixon and conservative economist Milton Friedman.
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David Chalmers, Australian National University Professor

An intelligence explosion has enormous potential dangers: an end to the human race, an arms race of warring machines, the power to destroy the planet
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Bill Hibbard, Scientist

The threat level from AI justifies addressing AI dangers now and with significant resources
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Grady Booch, Software engineer. Developed UML

Might a superintelligent AI emerge? In some distant future, perhaps
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Eliezer Yudkowsky, AI researcher who popularized the idea of friendly artificial intelligence

Yudkowsky argues that as AI systems become increasingly intelligent, new formal tools will be needed in order to avert default incentives for harmful behavior, as well as to inductively teach correct behavior.
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Cancer Research UK, World's largest independent cancer research charity

The link between acrylamide and cancer has not yet been proven in humans

FoodStandardsAgency, UK department responsible for protecting public health

People can cut their risk, including opting for a gold colour - rather than darker brown - when frying, roasting, baking, grilling or toasting
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François Blais, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity of Quebec

agrees Basic Income
Basic income is the way of the future.
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Björn Wahlroos, One of Richest Men in Finland and Supporter of Free Markets

agrees Basic Income
We'll have to develop – and develop ourselves towards – a society where it'll be possible to guarantee the income level and well-being of people without ravaging the labour markets. And the solution will be a basic income scheme – be it this one or another one
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Mike Bradley, Mayor of Sarnia, Ontario

agrees Basic Income
[I am] speaking out more lately for measures to deal with inequality – such as a basic income guarantee policy – because others don’t.
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Dan Savage, LGBT Author and Activist

agrees Basic Income
Guaranteed minimum wage […] would relieve a whole lot of stress for a lot of working people and poor people
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Josef Zotter, CEO Zotter Chocolates

agrees Basic Income
[With basic income,] people can rest and recover their freedom. Thus basic income would also unleash innovation [and relieve people from their] existential fears.
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Royal Society of Arts, British Policy Think Tank

agrees Basic Income
There is a strong practical case for the Basic Income – it underpins security, replaces the complexity of the current system, and provides a platform for freedom and creativity.
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