Move our pandemic, cybersecurity strategies from ‘panic and neglect’ to ‘prepare and prevent’


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Last month, I joined a panel at the University College Dublin brainstorming applications of emergent AI capabilities in responding to future pandemics. The technological potential is wildly exciting, especially with memories of COVID-19 still fresh. But there is a distinct danger in thinking we can just innovate our way out of problems. After all, in a report released mere months before the outbreak of COVID-19, Johns Hopkins and the Nuclear Threat Initiative rated the U.S. as the most prepared country in the world to cope with a global pandemic. For all our economic might and scientific resources, that prediction didn’t...