Distingusished Scientists Say These Are The Grand Challenges For Science

From harnessing artificial intelligence to understanding our past, a panel of distinguished scientists outlined the grand challenges for science in the 21st century. Claudia Chong | July 4, 2016 | Editorials AsianScientist (Jul. 4, 2016) – The grand challenges that science must respond to in today’s world range from perennial topics such as evolution to modern concepts such as artificial intelligence, said scientists at a panel discussion at the opening of the Grand Challenges for Science in the 21st Century conference on June 13, 2016. Held at Nanyang Technological University and moderated by independent writer and lecturer Tor Norretranders, the panel session comprised Sydney Brenner, Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine; W. Brian Arthur, external professor at the Santa Fe Institute; astronomer Royal Martin Rees; Terrence Sejnowski, Francis Crick Professor…


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