Andy Stern, Author Raising the Floor; Richman Center, Columbia University; Former President SEIUWe're about to lose some of the most basic programs we had [because of technology], like Medicare, potentially. I don’t think there's any proof that it's any more politically feasible to hold on to what we have than to build on a big new idea.
Swapan Kumar Datta, Well known scientist of rice biotechnologySeveral issues such as malnutrition and anaemia can be resolved if genetically modified rice is made available for cultivation
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
Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at BerkeleyThe question is: Could you prove that your systems can’t ever, no matter how smart they are, overwrite their original goals as set by the humans?
Oliver Hart, Nobel Prize winner in Economics and Professor at Harvard
disagrees $13,000 a year for every over-21-year-old American instead of all transfer payments would be better than the status quoBill Gates would get 13K, which is crazy. Raising taxes is costly and so redistribution should be targeted to those who need help most.
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.
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
disagrees $13,000 a year for every over-21-year-old American instead of all transfer payments would be better than the status quoTotal health expenses and risk will remain high for individuals. It might also shift the norm whether to work. Work = being part of society
Robert F. Kennedy Jr, American radio host, environmental activist, author and attorney specializing in environmental law
disagrees VaccinesNone of the vaccines have more than a few months of double-blind placebo testing, which will not allow you to spot illnesses like autism that aren’t diagnosed before five years. Second of all, in most vaccines, for example the Gardasil vaccine, they don’t use true placebos.
Richard Jeffrey, Chief Investment Officer, Cazenove Capital ManagementOnce the exit terms had been negotiated [...], the UK could become a more attractive base for foreign companies looking for an European base. One specific of the economy that could benefit would be financial services.
Alan Halsall, National Business for Britain Co-ChairmanAs a businessman I know how important it is to keep a tight control over costs, but that doesn’t seem to be something that EU politicians understand. If we vote to leave ... we will be able to spend … money on our priorities here in the UK.
Martin Ellison, Professor of Economics, University of OxfordShould the vote go in favour of Brexit, the level of uncertainty is likely to shoot through the roof - the future of the UK outside of the EU is surrounded by Knightian uncertainties, the "unknown unknowns" made famous by Donald Rumsfeld
Gisela Stuart MP, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston, chair of Vote LeaveThe NHS is struggling to cope with rising demand. If we Vote Leave we will be able to stop our money being spent on EU bureaucrats and instead invest in the NHS so that patients can get the best possible care.
David Chalmers, Australian National University ProfessorAn intelligence explosion has enormous potential dangers: an end to the human race, an arms race of warring machines, the power to destroy the planet
Eliezer Yudkowsky, AI researcher who popularized the idea of friendly artificial intelligenceYudkowsky 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.
Cancer Research UK, World's largest independent cancer research charityThe link between acrylamide and cancer has not yet been proven in humans
FoodStandardsAgency, UK department responsible for protecting public healthPeople can cut their risk, including opting for a gold colour - rather than darker brown - when frying, roasting, baking, grilling or toasting
Björn Wahlroos, One of Richest Men in Finland and Supporter of Free MarketsWe'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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