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Does foresight really have a scientific basis?

Benjamin Cabanes, Lecturer at Mines Paris - PSL & at the MIE department of the École polytechnique (IP Paris), Orso Roger, Research Engineer at Institut des Hautes Etudes pour l'Innovation et l'Entrepreneuriat (IHEIE/PSL), Liliana Doganova, Researcher at Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation at Ecole des Mines de Paris

On September 26th, 2023
4 min reading time
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Is it possible to regulate AI?

Félicien Vallet, Head of the AI department at the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) (French Data Protection Authority)

On September 20th, 2023
4 min reading time

The increasing use of AI in many areas raises the question of how it should be managed. But, at present, there is no specific regulation of AI in Europe.

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What role will low-tech play in tomorrow's society?

Quentin Mateus, Engineer and director of low-tech investigations at Low-Tech Lab, Martina Knoop, Physicist and director of the CNRS Mission for Transversal and Interdisciplinary Initiatives (MITI)

On September 13th, 2023
4 min reading time

Research is increasingly interested in low-tech approaches: the CNRS has launched two calls for projects focusing on “frugal sciences”.

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Biohacking: medical promises or ethical perils?

Andrew Steele, PhD in physics from the University of Oxford, Science Writer and Columnist at Polytechnique Insights

On September 6th, 2023
6 min reading time

Eradicating genetic diseases or improving the cognitive performance of our descendants... Biohacking continues to develop, but it also raises ethical issues.

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Politics and science: the upcoming end-of-life legislation

Jean-François Delfraissy, Chairman of the French National Consultative Ethics Committee

On July 5th, 2023
3 min reading time

The issue puts two major ethical principles into tension: individual freedom and solidarity.

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How social interactions mitigate extremist views

Michele Starnini, Senior Research at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya  

On June 27th, 2023
3 min reading time

A new social compass model studies how extreme opinions evolve, and how these opinions might be depolarised.