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Sam Weiss Evans
Science & Technology Studies, security, and that fuzzy line between technologies that harm and those that help. Tufts STS. Visiting
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Sam Weiss Evans Dec 13
It's official, the deadline for comments on the "Review of Controls for Certain Emerging Technologies" has been extended until 10 January 2019 If you care about how the US uses export controls on emerging tech, comment:
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Audra Last Day for Open Enrollment is 12/15 Wolfe Dec 11
ICYMI: "Science Is Not Apolitical," Extended Cut.
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Sam Weiss Evans Dec 12
Replying to @BISgov
I want to say this is confirmed on the homepage now, but, we’ll, it’s down.
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Sam Weiss Evans Dec 12
Replying to @BISgov
Here's something to do: get and in the room together to discuss the role that export controls might [not] play in a security governance environment for biology, like what's being envisioned by .
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Sam Weiss Evans Dec 12
Let's start a discussion on what the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity () should do when it restarts. shares some of her thoughts here, while also touching on the inadequacy of 'dual-use', global catastrophic risks, and more
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Sam Weiss Evans Dec 12
Replying to @BISgov
Also, even my most determined attempts to procrastinate writing my comment for the ANPRM on Review of Controls for Certain Emerging Technology are now telling me to get back to work...
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Sam Weiss Evans Dec 12
Replying to @SAWEvans
And for those of you seriously concerned about quantum cryptography, just always remember this:
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Sam Weiss Evans Dec 12
FYI for those trying to get your comments in on the Department of Commerce Review of Controls for Certain Emerging Technology, you might have until January 10th.
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Sam Weiss Evans Dec 12
can you please confirm this report that the comment period for Review of Controls for Certain Emerging Technologies ANPRM has been extended to Jan 10th, 2019? Because the docket still says 19Dec
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WW2 Tweets from 1940 Dec 11
Replying to @RealTimeWWII
Japanese military scientists make fleas into infectious weapons by feeding them on Chinese prisoners deliberately infected with bubonic plague.
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WW2 Tweets from 1940 Dec 11
Bubonic plague is killing thousands in the Chinese province of Zhejiang. A month ago, Japanese planes dropped plague-infested fleas on local towns.
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Dr Beth Singler Dec 11
Very excited! Our new review from the AI Narratives project with has just launched!!: "Portrayals and perceptions of AI and why they matter":
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Natasha McCarthy Dec 11
How we talk about AI and why it matters - published today by and
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James Wilsdon Dec 5
Fantastic science policy job up for grabs —> is looking for a new director
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SPRU Dec 6
New WP (2018-23): How Deep Is Incumbency? Introducing a ‘Configuring Fields’ Approach to the Distribution and Orientation of Power in Socio-Material Change. Andy Stirling
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Jacob Hamblin Dec 6
Call for proposals: Ways of Knowing and Radiation Exposure. NSF-funded workshop June 2019 at OSU. Pls help circulate widely to scholars, activists, scientists, and anyone whose work touches on the history of radiation exposure.
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You Had One Job Dec 6
Italian nuclear test. (1957 colourised)
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Sam Weiss Evans Dec 7
“Insecurity and Innovation: from bugs to borgs”, a talk by is next Tuesday in Cambridge! BYO lunch at 1230, talk at 1 in SG1, Alison Richards building, west rd. Hosted by and me.
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Sam Weiss Evans Dec 7
A New report on genome editing and biosecurity is out. Here’s how I would edit the introduction. Useful to remember that we’re talking about justice, fairness, hype, and complex adaptive systems as well as security and economics.
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Kathryn Millett Dec 6
States seem to conflate voluntary codes of conduct as being able to single handedly raise awareness and understanding of dual use nature of the work of scientists & create culture of responsibility. Seems rather optimistic and simple to me.
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