Tessa Alexanian is trying to steer towards nice futures for biotechnology. She’s worked on modular lab automation, nucleic acid synthesis screening, assessing dual-use risk in synthetic biology projects, bioweapons convention compliance, and creating cultures of responsibility. She is currently an independent biosecurity researcher affiliated with the the International Biosecurity and Biosafety Initiative for Science and the Council on Strategic Risks.
The landscape of biosecurity risks related to AI is complex and rapidly changing, and understanding the range of issues requires diverse perspectives and expertise. Here are five promising ideas that match the diversity of challenges that AI poses in the life sciences.