Stephen Friend, "The future of human agency: exploration of the role of art and technology in determining risk, awareness and free will”

April 04, 2017

Stephen Friend, scientist, physician, entrepreneur, Chairman of Sage Bionetworks and member of the Apple Health team will deliver the next lecture on May 4th.  His breakthrough research from the first discovery of a cancer susceptibility gene in the 1980s to the launch of a vast collaboration of researchers to transform genetics research, aims to tackle diseases at a fundamental, genetic level.

Friend will address the roles of art and technology in understanding the implications of a future in which artificial intelligence, along with massive crowdsourced data, will reveal novel insights empowering our choices, and may pose ethical dilemmas. Stephen Friend