Having recently started my PhD on the conservation management of elasmobranch (sharks, rays and skates) populations, I embarked on my first fieldwork season to Ecuador. Many people, including most of my friends, asked me if this involved swimming with sharks- and as glamorous as that sounded – their faces dropped when I inevitably told them that I went to fish markets in Ecuador to collect samples from dead sharks. Perhaps not as exciting as they had hoped.
‘AI will take over my job’; ‘It will end up like the terminator and end the world’; ‘It will outsmart the human race’; ‘If it makes a mistake it could be catastrophic’; ‘Can we really put that much trust into a machine?’.
There is a lot of negative association with AI, but is that because there often confusion about what artificial intelligence actually is, what it can do, and what it will be able to do in the future?
One of the first genetically diagnosed causes of autism and most common inherited single gene cause of intellectual deficiency is Fragile X Syndrome, or FXS. Individuals with FXS present with psychiatric symptoms including anxiety, attention disorders, aggression and self-injurious behavior.
Tuesday 11th September 2018, saw the 3rd All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) meeting on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM hosted by the British Science Association and chaired by Chi Onwurah MP.
Understanding of cell biology has greatly advanced in recent years, thanks to improved cell culture techniques. By culturing cells (i.e. growing cells outside the body) scientists are able to perform experiments on living tissue, which they couldn’t possibly perform on a human being.