2016 Presidential Science, Tech, Health, and Environmental Forum

What are the top science, tech, health, and environmental questions the candidates for president should answer?

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A) Be sure to vote on existing questions.
B) Address your question to the candidates and ask about their policy positions. Don’t ask rhetorical questions. Ask your question in summary form (your “headline” question), then a new window will open up, where you should:
C) Provide more detail in a 2-part format:
1) Declarative statement (1-2 sentences max) describing the situation and context, followed by
2) Question (1 sentence) asking what they will do about it if elected.

FOLLOW THIS EXAMPLE FROM 2012:
What priority will you give to funding scientific research?
Federally funded research has helped to produce America’s major postwar economies and to ensure our national security, but today the UK, Singapore, China, and Korea are making competitive investments in research. Given that the next Congress will face spending constraints, what priority would you give to investment in research in your upcoming budgets?

A top science question the candidates for president should answer is:

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  1. Will you fund strategic development on AI and robotics, and if so, what is your long term vision to make them cornerstone of the future e

    Self driving cars, autonomous robots, AlphaGo and other AI programs (e.g. medical diagnosis programs and autonomous programs creating art) are showing how computers and robots will become deeply ingrained in activities traditionally considered as requiring human intuition. Such change will create a huge shift on the economy, displacing not only manufacturing workers, but also high education jobs. Some thinkers believe in 50 years we may see entire developed economies with up to 50% unemployment sure to this technological shift. What do you think about this topic, and what will you do to steer is development in the best interest of…

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    • How long can we postpone thinking about Artificial Intelligence?

      The so-called "Singularity" is not expected within the next 4 years, but one of these days we'll have to decide the legal status and "rights" of a cybernetic being that gives every appearance of thinking and feeling at least as deeply as a human. Would you initiate legal, ethical and technical investigations of this looming crisis, or just hope it will be somebody else's problem?

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