Senior Fellow and former Fulbright Research Chair in Science and Society ISSP, uOttawa
We’ve all observed the halting and surprisingly diverse approaches of governments around the planet to the emergence and spread of SARS-CoV-2 - the official name of the virus causing the coronavirus disease COVID-19. (And yes, it would help all of us if WHO could take the advice of the weather services and come up with simple names for these things.)
Artificial Intelligence has skyrocketed into public attention with stories of promise and peril for humanity. This is the second instalment of a blog post in two parts that discusses AI’s origins and evolution to the present day.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has suddenly appeared from ‘erewhon’. What is it? Where did it come from? Why is it important? This blog post in two parts will provide context and answers to these questions.
Inaugural Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and Society, Winter/Spring 2015, ISSP, University of Ottawa.
Current President of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society.
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, of the Office of the United Nations Commissioner on Human Rights will hold a general discussion on article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in Geneva on 9 October 2018. This blog continues the discussion on the “right to science” begun in the first blog installment on this topic.
Pandemics are far from new in the history of science fiction. Which is why familiar novels such as The Stand (1978) by Stephen King and movies such as Contagion (2011) by Steven Soderbergh were sought as references when lockdowns began.