24 October 18:00 - 21:30Norrsken House

If you can hack something you can also replace it

Berlin, Boston and now Stockholm. Join us for the third episode of #LeapsTalk for a conversation that will tackle the topics of AI and Gene editing.

"The combination of biotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI) may enable some people to be digitally enhanced, transforming what being human means. As this happens, concepts of life, consciousness, society, laws, and morality will need to be revised, something that sparks both fears and dreams while thinking about it." -  Yuval Noah Harari 

A conversation between some of the world's leading thinkers Max Tegmark and Jamie Metzl, guided by Elaine Weidman-Grunewald. Food & drinks will be served after the show, accompanied by music and mingle. 




Max Tegmark
Physicist, Cosmologist & author of Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Max (Mad Max) Tegmark is a Professor at MIT. He's been called 'the smartest Swede in the world' and is at the heart of a spider’s web of brilliant minds who are trying to make sure that humanity will not be overrun by artificial intelligence (AI). Two years ago Elon Musk ploughed $10 million into his AI research network, the Future of Life Institute.

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Jamie Metzl
Technology Futurist & author of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

Jamie Metzl is one of the world’s leading futurists who specializes in making revolutionary science and its implications understandable to and actionable for individuals, companies, and governments. A frequent CNN commentator, he speaks regularly at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including SXSW, Google Zeitgeist, and Singularity University.  

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Elaine Weidman-Grunewald
Co-founder, AI Sustainability Center

Co-Founder of AI Sustainability Center, a multi-disciplinary center for responsible and purpose-driven technology, based on Nordic values. She is an expert on global sustainability and development, with which she has worked for over two decades in the private sector. Focusing on digitalization and sustainable development challenges, she pioneered the concept of Technology for Good. 

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Leaps Talks

Leaps Talks bring together leading minds from distinct disciplines to discuss the ethics, opportunities, and challenges in biotech innovation. Breakthroughs in biotech could change the world for better, yet raise important ethical questions that can’t be answered by scientists and investors alone. 

Leaps by Bayer believes it’s critical to engage society in this dialogue and works with partners worldwide to stimulate these discussions.