BWC Side Event: The Convergence of AI and the Life Sciences

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  • 1:15-2:45 PM CET
  • Palais des Nations, Building E, Room XXIV, Geneva, Switzerland

The Convergence of AI and the Life Sciences

Safeguarding Biotechnology, Bolstering Biosecurity, and Supporting Bioeconomies

Accelerating advances in artificial intelligence (AI) enabled capabilities to engineer living systems offers tremendous potential societal benefits by supporting the rapid development of vaccines and therapeutics, fostering economic development, and helping fight climate change. However, these AI-bio tools and technologies could be accidentally or deliberately misused to cause significant harm, with the potential to result in a global biological catastrophe.

Join a discussion on AI-bio capabilities, biosecurity implications, and options for governance. The presentations will summarize recommendations from a recent NTI | bio report and feature next-generation perspectives on effective measures for safeguarding life-science advances and supporting bioeconomies by strengthening biosecurity policies and practices.

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