Idea of progress, purpose of science, scientific progress, science and ethics, science, ethics, Andrew Bastawrous, artificial intelligence
I will talk about the notion of IDEAS OF PROGRESS. Progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change; it can be a technological, scientific or social advance in order to make the world a better place. It is characterised by a positive and wilful behaviour with a view to bettering the human condition.
Here, I will illustrate it with the theme of science.
[...] Here, therefore, scientific progress can be viewed in a negative light, because science is used in a barbaric and perverse way by denigrating human beings. II. An innovation that won the Rolex Prize As a second step, I will present you to the innovation of Andrew Bastawrous, a British surgeon who wins the Rolex Price in 2016, that rewards people who have innovated in a beneficial way to face the major challenges of our world. Indeed, Andrew is the founder of Peek, a portable eye examination kit, that allows to see through the eye and provides a review of it, with a simple smartphone. [...]
[...] Is scientific progress always something positive for humanity? I will talk about the notion of IDEAS OF PROGRESS. Progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change; it can be a technological, scientific or social advance in order to make the world a better place. It is characterised by a positive and wilful behaviour with a view to bettering the human condition. Here, I will illustrate it with the theme of science. What is the purpose of science? [...]
[...] But progress isn't necessary myth and an absolutely positive thing for everybody. Indeed, it's clear that we cannot say that Nazi doctors made a positive use of science, so this progress is marked with abominations, where the innovation of Andrew represents scientific progress in what is most beautiful. But there is also some unpredictable progress, as AI, or Einstein's work that led to the nuclear bombs against his will. Thus, to me, science is a dangerous field. Certainly, without it, we would always live in the middle-aged, but the advancement of science has given rise to numerous major problems and raises new questions every day. [...]
[...] Indeed, on the one hand, he says that AI is crucial to the future of our civilisation. Therefore, according to him, this progress is a positive and even an essential one. But on the other hand, he is also sceptical about it and explains that we cannot predict the effect of such a thing and that humanity could be the architect of its own oblivion. So, the issue of artificial intelligence is the perfect example of a scientific progress whose consequences remain unclear. It can be either a positive or a negative progress for humanity. [...]
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