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Reading Group: Information Hazards in Biotechnology

  • 3045 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA USA (map)

Let's read some papers about information hazards in biotechnology!

"Inoculating science against potential pandemics and information hazards" by Kevin Esvelt

(https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1007286)

and

"Information Hazards in Biotechnology" by Gregory Lewis et al. (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/risa.13235- paywalled; you can ask the organizers for a PDF)

Dinner will be provided.

This takes place at REACH, the rationalist and effective altruism community hub. No need to call anyone to get in, just come to the front door and knock. This event is open to both people familiar with and new to thinking about biosecurity. It is baby-in-arms friendly, but not child-friendly.