#172 The Bio Revolution
A confluence of advances in biological sciences—decades in the making—with the accelerating development of computing, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI), is fueling a new wave of innovation that could have significant impact on economies and societies, from health and agriculture to consumer goods and energy. These new capabilities and applications are already improving our
response to global challenges from climate change to pandemics; at the time of writing this report, they were being used to help respond to the COVID‑19 pandemic. But these innovations come with profound risks, arguing for a serious and sustained debate about how this innovative wave should proceed.