In the 21st century, powerful technologies have been appearing at a breathtaking pace — related to the internet, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and more. They have amazing potential upsides, but we can’t ignore the serious risks that come with them. "Brave New Planet" is a podcast that delves deep into the most exciting and challenging scientific frontiers, helping us understand them and grapple with their implications. Dr. Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, is host.
Episode 7: what will it take?
Episode 6: Gene Drives
Episode 5: Predictive algorithms
Episode 4: Killer robots
Episode 3: Geoengineering
Episode 2: Deepfakes
A conversation with Eric Lander and Malcolm Gladwell
Dr. Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, is a geneticist, molecular biologist, and mathematician who was a leader of the Human Genome Project and for eight years served as a science advisor to the White House for President Obama. He’s also the host of Brave New Planet, and he’s talked to leading researchers, journalists, doctors, policy makers, activists, and legal experts to illuminate how this generation’s choices will shape the future as never before. Globe Opinion will publish op-eds that align with each podcast theme.