Stephen Friend gives lecture on "The future of human agency"

May 11, 2017

Stephen Friend, scientist, physician, entrepreneur, Chairman of Sage Bionetworks and member of the Apple Health team delivered his lecture on "The future of human agency: exploration of the role of art and technology in determining risk, awareness, and free will" 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.

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