The Beyond Annual Lecture is our premier public event of the year. We ask a scientist or philosopher of international standing to offer a reflective account of their work and interests, and invite them to speculate a little bit "beyond" their normal comfort zone.
So, what is life? Following the lecture by Paul Nurse, we will solicit the thoughts of four leading ASU researchers on this most profound of scientific mysteries. Stay with us after the lecture to hear what they have to say.
Cronin and his team work to make artificial life forms, find alien life, understand how information can be encoded into chemicals, and construct chemical computers.
Our technological capacity to make changes to genomic data has expanded exponentially since the 2012 discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 as an RNA-programmable genome editing tool.
If AI succeeds in eclipsing human general intelligence within decades, as many AI researchers predict, then how can we make it the best thing ever to happen to humanity?